BARC SE closes but se­ries will con­tinue

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Com­peti­tors in the In­ter­mar­que, Tin Tops and Mod­i­fied Saloon Car se­ries will con­tinue to race to­gether in 2019 de­spite the clo­sure of the British Au­to­mo­bile Rac­ing Club South East Cen­tre.

BARC SE or­gan­ised the three se­ries, but has now been shut as part of a BARC re­or­gan­i­sa­tion. The cat­e­gories are now set to race un­der the ban­ner of the Clas­sic and Mod­ern Mo­tor­sport Club, fea­tur­ing at events run by the British Rac­ing and Sports Car Club, MG Car Club and Mo­tor­sport Vi­sion Rac­ing this sea­son.

Prime mover and ex­pe­ri­enced racer Rod Bir­ley said: “What the BARC wants to do is fo­cus on na­tional se­ries, but there are some com­peti­tors who don’t have the fi­nances or in­ter­est in rac­ing na­tion­ally.

“What we’re do­ing is try­ing to keep the com­peti­tors to­gether. There are too many se­ries out there, but we’re not try­ing to do any­thing new, we just want to carry on rac­ing in the south-east.”

More than 30 driv­ers have so far con­firmed an in­ter­est and Bir­ley has not ruled out com­bin­ing grids, ei­ther across the three se­ries or with other sim­i­lar classes at cer­tain events.

“We might have to run them to­gether,” he added. “We’ve got to be prag­matic.”

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