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CATERHAM SWITCH

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 BOOST

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.

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