12 SEPTEMBER 28 2011 motorsport-news.co.uk
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IN BRIEF School’s out Caterham Academy organisers will not reschedule the cancelled Group Two race from Mallory Park. The second group of amateur racers had their race, which took place in heavy rain, at the Leicestershire track stopped twice for incidents ten days ago. Caterham’s Simon Lambert said: “Both incidents occurred on the second lap of the race so we couldn’t call the result. Had it been an earlier fixture in the year we would definitely have rescheduled it.”
Vittoria expands The Scuderia Vittoria team could run four cars in this weekend’s Renault Clio Cup finale at Brands Hatch. The Essex squad has already entered series regular Luke Wright but could also run Mini Challenge star Ant Whorton-Eales, who made his debut with the team at Rockingham ten days ago, fellow Mini convert Chris Smith and Australian Mazda MX-5 racer Ash Miller.
Scholarship launch The Blendini Scholarship contest will return for the 2012 season and aims to provide one driver with a free season’s racing in the Ma5da MX-5 Championship worth £25,000. The scheme is the brainchild of reigning champion Tom Roche. Candidates will be assessed by ARDS instructors during a test day at Silverstone before a shootout to win the seat. For more details visit mazdascholarship.com.
The lightweight chassis is fitted with a 280bhp engine
TRACKDAY WARRIOR TO GET OWN SERIES
NewBACMonomachinetoappearoncircuits around Europe from 2013
By Jonathan Phillips British car manufacturer BAC will launch a one-make series for its single-seater road car starting in 2013.
The Cheshire-based company said that plans are in place for a one-make series which will run in the UKandabroad.
Themachine will be fitted with a 2.3-litre Cosworth engine that will produce 280bhp, with more details on the proposed championship expected to be released at the Autosport International show next January.
Project director Neill Briggs said the plans for the Mono’s new series are almost complete. “The format has already been finalised and the spec of the car is the standard car plus the vast majority of motorsport options,” he said.
“We’re down to the details now of where we’re going to be going and which tracks we’re going to be taking in.”
Briggs admits that setting up a series was always on their minds when the car was originally created. “It was designed right from the word go with the intentions of a one-make series,” he said. “As far as the performance of the car is concerned the standard-setter would be aGT3 spec race car, like a Ferrari or a Porsche. Given some of the motorsport options available for the car, we expect that it could be even quicker than that.”
Formula Renault 3.5 racer Oliver Webb has already undertaken a large amount of test mileage with the car and the Cheshire ace is likely to be involved with the programme in the future.
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Uhrhane steps up to FRenault for finale MSAFormulaFord Championship of Great Britain race winner Geoff Uhrhane will make his Formula Renault UKdebut at Brands Hatch this weekend. Uhrhane, who has won twice in Formula Ford this year for the JTR team, will join the ATECHReid GP squad for the final two races of the season at the Kent track. Hewill line-up alongside series regulars Tio Ellinas, Jack Hawksworth and DanWells.
“ATECH puts together a fast car, but I’ve never raced anything like this before so it’s a learning exercise,” the 19-year-old Australian admitted.
American Pigot gets Festival warm-up Team USA Scholarship winner Spencer Pigot will join the MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain for the final rounds at Silverstone on October 8/9.
Pigot will join Cliff Dempsey Racing for the triple-header event at the Northants track. He will race alongside fellow scholarship winner Neil Alberico in a Ray GR11.
The 17-year-old will use the run to gain mileage ahead of his entry into the Duratec class of the Formula Ford Festival the following week.
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