IN THE HEADLINES
Multiple RGB champion Matt Higginson will contest the British Racing and Sports Car Club’s Caterham 420R Championship this season. Higginson, who won the 750 Motor Club’s RGB overall title three times in 2013, ’14 and ’16, plus four class crowns in that period, will drive a car prepared by two-time 420R champion Danny Winstanley’s team.
TIN-TOPS TO CLASSIC
The Historic Touring Car Challenge from the Motor Racing Legends team will feature six rounds, including a return to the Silverstone Classic. The season starts at the Donington Historic Festival and takes in a one-hour race in May at Oulton Park during an AMOC Racing event. The series will also feature at the Thruxton Motorsport Celebration.
Scrutineering in the Renault UK Clio
Cup will be bolstered this season by RML commercial director Simon Holloway assisting long-time chief scrutineer Keith Auld. Holloway is already familiar with the Clio Cup cars as he has served as chief data analyst for the category. Rumours of cheating in 2018 resulted in the top three cars being impounded for extensive checks.
WINNER GETS £1000
A new-for-2019 GT Challenge Trophy race will be held at the Castle Combe circuit this year, with the overall winner receiving £1000. Five classes are open to entries, including GT3, GT4, turbo/supercharged, over 3000cc and 2000-3000cc, with a total of 42 spots available. The race will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27.
NEW BWRDC PRESIDENT
The British Women Racing Drivers’ Club has announced Lorina Mclaughlin (below) as its new president. She is one of a handful of female drivers to have driven Formula 1 machinery in competition and currently owns an ex-michael Schumacher Benetton B192 in which she set her ninth ‘fastest time by a lady driver’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018. She has also set women’s records on the Goodwood hill.