MG Trophy organisers confident of a resurgence in top category
MG Trophy organisers are confident ZR 190 class entries will increase later this season, after only three cars took part in the season opener at Donington Park 10 days ago.
Championship coordinator Pete Macwaters expects six or seven cars in the top class later this year.
“A number of drivers were missing for several reasons,” he said. “Colin Robertson and Graham Ross come from Scotland and pick which events they do.
“The class is slowly dying, which is a shame but the [engine] parts are getting harder to find.”
Multiple champion Chris Bray believes his title hopes have taken a hit from the low class entry, despite coming second in both races on his comeback weekend at Donington.
Bray’s podiums earned him 26 points, six fewer than normal, and he fears it could have a big impact on what is often a very tight championship.
“This weekend was all about damage limitation,” he said. “We are missing four drivers so I’m missing out on a lot of points, which could have a big say at the end of the season.”
Macwaters said the classes for ZR 170s and 160s are flourishing and expects to have a capacity 34-car entry for the next round at Brands Hatch at the end of the month.
“The championship as a whole is looking good,” he added.