Britcar Steps Up For 2007
”From being in overall charge of the series and running the events, my role is going to change in 2007,” explains the EERC’s James Tucker.

“I’m still going to be the promoter, co-ordinator and organiser, but I won’t be in charge of the races. We’re stepping up, and making ourselves more professional – because we’ve got to.”

The other significant change regarding EERC events is that “the Dunlop / Britcar events will become official championships in the eyes of the RAC MSA.

“These will be for the existing Britcar, ProductionS1 and Britsports races, and an application is being made for the V8 Championship,” continues James Tucker.

“We’re setting ourselves up as an endurance racing championship. Spa (last weekend) was a very good event, but at Brands Hatch on June 17, on the Grand Prix circuit, we should have 38 cars running in Britcar, including an Aston Martin GT3, and 44 cars in ProductionS1. With 30 Britsports and 70 cars coming from the Dutch Supercar Challenge, we’ll have 180 cars at Brands Hatch.”

Regarding proposed changes to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for 2007, James Tucker suggests that “all the GT Cup cars can come and race with us next year. We’ll welcome them.”

This is a reference to Stephane Ratel’s indication that “GT3 will become the standard class in National Championships. I will propose it for the British Championship next year, to go all GT3…”

At least two British GT Cup teams have suggested that they will race in Britcar events next year, if British GT becomes a GT3 only class.

James Tucker is already planning next year’s calendar, which will begin in April, and include six events before the Britcar 24 Hours, on circuits that will include Brands Hatch GP, Silverstone International, Donington Park and Spa.

This is the combined Britcar / ProductionS1 field at Spa last Saturday evening, at the start of the four hour race.

 

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