This is the first of a regular series of catch-up coverage with the news and race results from the UK’s national GT and sportscar racing scene.
We’ll continue our in-depth coverage of the British GT Championship as resources allow but there is other racing in DSC’s home marketplace that deserves a place here.
Britcar’s 2020 season finally got underway with a combined grid of 22 car grid of GTs, Touring Cars and small prototypes at Croft on 11-12 July.
Race One saw the much fancied, and very quick Pragas suffer problems allowing the E2 class RAW Motorsport Radical RXC of RAW Motorsport Steve Burgess and Ben Dimmack to come home with a comfortable 30 second lead at the flag ahead of the Ferrari 488 Challenge of Paul Bailey and Ross Wylie, the pair parking the 2020 programme for Bailey’s new Brabham BT62 for now with Wylie doing double duty this year, a Carrera Cup GB campaign alongside his Britcar programme..
Race Two saw the turbo-powered Pragas back on form, they’d take the top two places overall, the win going to Danny Harrison’s #85 VR Motorsports Praga R1T, almost a lap clear of the sister VR Motorsport Praga, the #84 of Jack Fabby and Garry Townsend.
The #84 thought would be chased all the way home by Wylie in the Ferrari, just half a second back at the flag and E2 class winner after a spirited battle with the race 1 winning Radical had ended on the penultimate lap of the race with an error from Dimmack that pitched the Radical off the road and into retirement.
Newbarn Racing Commit Jaguar F-Type For Remainder of 2020
Newbarn Racing and drivers Adam and Callum Thompson will join the 2020 Dunlop Endurance Championship from the second racing weekend of the 2020 season at Brands Hatch next weekend in their Jaguar F-Type.
Paul Murray – Newbarn Racing team owner “We are very pleased to be joining the Britcar grid at Brands and for the rest of the season.”