CIRCUIT RACING STARS SHINE ON BRISCA DEBUTS
Whorton-eales and Barnicoat try F1
Renault UK Clio Cup champion Ant Whorton-eales won on his BRISCA F1 stock car debut at Birmingham Wheels on Saturday night, claiming victory in the event’s under-25 showdown.
The 22-year-old, who is the nephew of F1 ace Murray Harrison, took part in the race as a one-off and dominated the opening event, which is a one-off age-limited race.
During the main BRISCA F1 section of the meeting, Whorton-eales, whose father Mark also used to race F1, was third in his heat before being taken out of the final while running second.
“What a mega evening that was,” said Whorton-eales. “It was always an ambition of mine to race an F1 car, and to win the Under-25 championship was amazing. I managed to keep calm among the backmarkers and brought it home. I definitely want to do more of this type of racing in the future.”
FIA European F3 racer Ben Barnicoat also took part in the event. The 19-year-old’s father Paul is a former racer in the category, and he was offered a run in his friend Jordan Falding’s car for the evening.
“I have been around BRISCA paddocks for a while, so I knew what to expect,” said Barnicoat. “It was fantastic fun, and I got to grips with the car well.”
Barnicoat finished in fifth in the Under-25s race, which was his first run in the car, and then won his heat in the main event, before being taken out of the final in a tangle. “I need to concentrate on circuits, but I am already looking at ways of coming back to do this same meeting next season,” said Barnicoat.
Whorton-eales was a winner in U-25s
Euro F3’s Barnicoat