Motor Sport News - - Club Racing Preview -

A new en­durance se­ries, a pop­u­lar cat­e­gory re­vived, a new one-make divi­sion and an amal­ga­ma­tion of sev­eral classes. The 750 Mo­tor Club has cer­tainly been busy over the win­ter and has launched a num­ber of new se­ries that, if suc­cess­ful, could be­come cham­pi­onships.

Be­sides the M3 Cup men­tioned on page 16, the club is also launch­ing Club En­duro this year. There has been a lot of in­ter­est in this cat­e­gory, aimed at those want­ing to con­test longer races on a bud­get. Two two-hour races are sched­uled, along with a 90-minute con­test, and mul­ti­ple driv­ers and cars are al­lowed to make up teams.

The club is also re­viv­ing its Hot Hatch se­ries. This was pop­u­lar in pre­vi­ous decades and now is be­lieved to be a good time to try a re­turn. A cou­ple of Ford Fi­esta STS ( right) con­tested races last year but now a full re­launch is planned.

A new Toy­ota GT86 cat­e­gory is also the pipe­line, the brain­child of MR2 co­or­di­na­tor Pa­trick Mortell, while races for SR&GT Chal­lenge, Bernie’s V8s and Crossle Rac­ing Driv­ers’ Club com­peti­tors will be amal­ga­mated into the new Clas­sic In­ter­series. SL

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