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2008 sees an exciting time for the newly christened ‘Classic 2CV Racing Club' as it returns to its roots and presents a series of high action, high drama, 25 minute Sprint Races. With new Club Chairman Sir Aubrey Brocklebank and a dedicated and proactive committee, a format has been thrashed out to provide the ultimate balance of low costs, close competition and fun. Read on to discover the confirmed details, the amazing price structure and everything else you need to know. Please note, this year it is a first come first served entry policy so read quickly and get those entries in as soon as possible.
5 Rounds in total, all points counting towards the championship. Each Sprint Race will be held at each end of the day whenever possible at single day races.
Round 1 – Silverstone National, Northamptonshire 2 x 25mins Sprint Race 5th April
Round 2 - Pembrey, Carmarthenshire 2 x 25mins Sprint Race 19/20th April
Round 3 - Oulton Park, Cheshire 2 x 25mins Sprint Race 26th May
Round 4 - Mallory Park, Leicestershire 2 x 25mins Sprint Race 8th June
Round 5 – Snetterton, Norfolk 24 Hour Endurance 9/10th August
Non Championship Round for fun – Spa-Francorchamps - October 2008 – Entry Form/race format/date to be confirmed.
Details - Drivers may share cars for the meeting, each driving in one of the two races. Qualifying will be held for each race.
Details -All races count for the Championship. No dropped score.
-Single drivers score in every race.
-For drivers sharing cars they score their points for their race plus the points of the sharing driver at each meeting.
Rounds 1 to 4 – 8 X 25 min races
- Entry fee (if paid before Feb 29 th 2008) = £1160
(if paid before closing date of first race) = £1300
(if paid on a round by round basis) = £350 per round (2 races)
Round 5 – 24 Hour Endurance Race
-Entry Fee = £TBC (somewhere in the region of £1650)
Full pre-paid entry for the whole season is capped to the first 25 entries received by Steve Panas before the entry closing date of the first round. However, preference will be given, until January 31st, to those who competed in at least two rounds last season. The remaining grid places can be filled by drivers entering on a first come first served round by round basis. NB. The grid capacity at this season's tracks varies between a maximum of 26 and 40.
The Classic 2CV Racing Championship - Awarded to the driver(s) scoring the most points at the end of the season.
Stickmann Sport Team Championship - Awarded to the highest scoring team. Teams to be decided before the first race and scoring system to be published.
Rookie of the Year - Highest scoring rookie, novice or newcomer.
Driver of the Day - Best drive of the meeting - Decided by the press reporter or commentator.
Most Improved Driver - The driver making up the most places in the race from their grid spot.
Best Presented Car - Awarded at each round for the smartest/ best constructed car as decided by the scrutineers.
Plus additional trophies and awards awaiting confirmation.
Rolling road club hire/test - Bring your car along and test its performance at a selected rolling road with all the experts on hand to give you all the advice you need. Dates and costs to be confirmed but likely to be a cost effective and helpful experience.
Any questions? Log on to the forum and create a post with your question
AGM ‘The Sequel’ – A great success
The AGM was re-convened at Pembrey (after the issues of Mallory) and proved a constructive meeting. The main changes were Sir Aubrey Brocklebank was elected as Chairman, with an enlarged committee of Paul Robertson, Phil Myatt, Steve Panas and Neil Thompson voted in. The club was renamed to the ‘Classic 2CV Racing Club’ to help marketing angles and the preferred format for next year was decided as 4 meeting with two 25min races at each plus the 24 hour race, with the entire year’s race entry fees being around the £1000 mark.
Full details to be sent to members in the post and highlights will be in Snail Pace.
Myatt claims 2CV Racing UK Title
Philip Myatt claimed the UK Championship title at Mallory Park on the 22nd September this year with a great drive to 2nd in the one hour endurance race. Beating off stiff competition from title front runners Wayne Cowling and season sensations Sammie Fritchley and Trevor Williams, Myatt tied up the Championship with one round still remaining. This is now Myatt’s 2nd title, having previously won the Championship back in 2004!
British 2CV Team challenge at Spa-Francorchamps
UK Champ Philip Myatt and 2CV racing regulars Steve Panas and Andy Smith took part in the European 2CV 24 Hour Race at the F1 track in Belgium last weekend (10/11th Nov). As the only British entry, the team fought well to qualify 7th out of 67 in wet conditions as the snow thawed! Myatt jumped to 3rd at the start and ran 5th for much of the first stint. Gearbox problems put pay to a good result, as the No.63 BMW-engined prototype car self-destructed the Citroen GS gearbox and, despite sterling work from the pitcrew, the car spent most of the night in the garage, leaving little time to regain lost positions. Eventually it crossed the line, unclassified in 51st. Plans are already under discussion for next year to enable this team claim their ultimate aim of an out-right victory. In addition the organisers were very impressed with the British entry and talks are now under way to try and encourage around 10 UK teams to participate in a shorter UK race or the whole 24 hour event next year.
Snail Pace Magazine - coming soon
The next instalment of the club magazine will be with all the members soon and on the website shortly after. It will contain all the details of the races at Mallory and Pembrey, the AGM and all you need to know about the Dinner Dance, as well as much more.
The race reports are now complete and have been posted on the Website. Check them out under the ‘Club Date’ heading. Also the last edition of Snail Pace Magazine is there as well, so no problem if you have lost your copy!
Annual Dinner Dance and Prize-Giving Confirmed – Saturday 19th Jan 2008
Held at The Fairlawns in Aldridge (WS9 0NU) near Birmingham, the Diner Dance represents the chance to celebrate this years racing season in style with a top notch 3 course meal, disco, overnight accommodation in this great hotel and a full breakfast in the morning. Use of the hotel’s health club and swimming pool are included and a cash bar is open till 2.00am. At £145 per couple, £90 single inc. room or £40 dinner only, there’s an option for everyone. Don’t miss out on the racing social event of the year, get ready to eat well, laugh, cheer, dance and generally have a great time amongst friends.
Send your payments to Trevor Williams, 15 Durnsford Avenue, Fleet, Hampshire. GU52 7TA with cheques made payable to the 2CV Racing Club.
2CV racer crowned World Champion in Legends World Final!
Sussex 2CV racer Glenn Burtenshaw became a World Champion after winning the Legends World Final at Sears Point in the USA. Despite being only 1 of 3 UK drivers, (2CV racer Robin Webb was one of the other UK entries), Glenn stormed through to take the win in a rain soaked race. Beating the Americans and a large European contingent, Glenn can now bask in his glory, knowing that at last Britain has a World Champion in sport this year.
We at the 2CV Racing Club would officially like to pass our congratulations to him, well done.
Richard Hollis 15.11.2007