BARC Club­mans classes re­named and ‘sim­pli­fied’ ahead of 2017 cam­paign

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The BARC Club­mans Cham­pi­onship has re­named its class sys­tem for 2017 in an at­tempt to simplify its struc­ture.

Pre­vi­ously, the cham­pi­onship had op­er­ated a Club­mans di­vi­sion – split be­tween the Proto and Sports 1600 classes – and a sec­ond di­vi­sion for vis­it­ing cars from the HSCC’S Clas­sic Club­mans Cham­pi­onship split into four classes –A, B, C and D.

But that struc­ture has now been al­tered to al­low guest­ing cars to com­pete in the same class as those com­mit­ted to the BARC cham­pi­onship.

The CSP1 (Club­mans Sports Pro­to­type) class re­places the Proto cat­e­gory, and will al­low for the ad­di­tion of Class A cars, while CSP2 will re­place the Sports 1600 cars and CSP3 will cater for For­mula Ford-en­gined ma­chines.

“The class in­cludes A Class cars, be­cause they’re, at best, 190bhp but have equiv­a­lent lap times to the more mod­ern CSP1 cars,” said Club­mans cham­pi­onship co-or­di­na­tor Chris Hart. “They’ll all be classed in one, the idea be­ing of course that they can have a dice and a race hope­fully.

“Rather than con­fus­ing the spec­ta­tors with all the classes, this will make it nice and sim­ple.

“We’re the more mod­ern for­mula if you like, but it does en­able A Class cars and B Class cars [from the HSCC cham­pi­onship] to come over and com­pete in the spon­sored BARC se­ries.”

The BARC cham­pi­onship will com­prise 18 races over six rounds this sea­son, start­ing at Croft on April 29/30.

Club­mans: classes re­named

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