Donington 26-27 September 2020: entry forms

We are pleased to confirm the invitation from the CSCC in co-operation with the 750MC for us to compete at their Donignton race weekend on 26th and 27th September this year.

Dave Smitheram of the CSCC writes “Thanks again for your involvement at Thruxton last month. Once again we think the mix of cars worked well. We look forward to having you at Donington at the end of September; please find attached the entry form and SR’s. 20 minutes of qualifying and two races of 15 minutes. Apologies that your races are spread across two days, it couldn’t be helped on this occasion; driver will have qualifying and race 1 on Saturday and then I’ll timetable them for a mid-morning Sunday race so they can get away in good time. Your drivers are most welcome to join us in the Open Series races on treaded 1A/B/C tyres too (which I believe you run anyway) at an entry fee reduced from £410 to £310 as a second race (20 minutes of qualifying and two races of 20 minutes)”.

Here is the entry form: entry_form_donington_september2020

Here are the Supplementary Regulations: regs_donington_september_2020

Spa One-hour 10-11 October 2020

NEWS: 10th/11th October 2020 at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium

We have been invited to take part in a new race that is being held at Spa for us, the Barry Sideways Spa One Hour Race. The cost for this race is going to be extremely keen at just 350 euros for 30 minutes qualifying and a 1 hour race ! Phenomenal value for that amount of track time at Spa.

More information is available here www.spaonehour.com/ and www.dmmarketingdesign.co.uk/srgtc/spaonehour2020invite/email_web.html or please contact Cheng Lim on 07836 699 339 for more information.

The annual event is a collaboration between Motor Classic (Vincent Collard who worked with Barry Sideways Smith for 20 years organising races at Spa) and Cheng Lim. This race accepts a wide variety of Classic Sports cars, GT’s, Touring and Saloon cars, built between the ’50s and the ’80s, except
* Caterhams, Westfields, Lotus 7 types and Crosslés are not accepted
* Open wheels, Formula, Single seater cars are not accepted
Cars must be presented in an appearance that reflects the period in which they raced.

Cheng says “I was once second on the grid between a genuine Lola T70 and a Chevron B16.” See the photo below

Visitors and families allowed from 11 July

Further to the announcement from MSV that visitors will be able to attend race meetings from 11th July, MSUK have emailed clubs to confirm the same. That means visitors, helpers and families can accompany our drivers to race meetings from that date. Excellent news.

Hygiene and safety measures will be in place. Remember that drivers will be responsible for their group. Still limited to 4 tickets including children and a lot more paperwork.

Our race calendar is at https://berniessportsracing.com/2020-race-calendar/

Drivers must be a member of the 750 Motor Club  www.750mc.co.uk/members.htm  (£25/year)  and registered with the series Bernie’s Sports Racing & V8s www.750mc.co.uk/registration.htm (£50/year). Once registered on the 750MC site, online entering is simple and works very well.

2020 Race Calendar

We have 3 confirmed rounds of the series with two other possible rounds and two non-series events for our drivers…

Thruxton, Sunday 26 July – guests of the CSCC Special Saloons & Modsports as in 2019

Brands Hatch GP, Saturday 29 August – expecting 2 races

Donington Park, 26 and 27 September – 30 minutes qualifying (shared with the CSCC Special Saloons & Modsports), a 15 minute race on Saturday and a 20 minute race at lunchtime on Sunday.

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 10/11 October – 1 hour race – awaiting confirmation. (hors series)

Birkett 6-hour relay race, Silverstone – apply to Andy Lambert to join a team    (hors series)

Silverstone, Saturday 14 November – possible additonal Bernie’s round, awaiting confirmation

Speedfest at Brands Hatch – The latest from David Willey of MSV on the 2020 Speedfest (cancelled for June) is “Under present conditions it is not possible to stage Euro NASCAR and Speedfest at Brands Hatch in June; however we are hoping it could be rescheduled later in the year. Will update when the situation becomes clearer”

Motor racing suspended at least till 30 April


Motorsport UK COVID-19 Update
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:16:00 +0000

It is with regret that Motorsport UK is suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until at least 30th April 2020. This suspension follows the latest guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. This position will be constantly reviewed given prevailing information.

As the National Governing Body, we would ask all Motorsport UK members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time.

We thank all of our members, organisers, officials, volunteers, staff and their families for their support during these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume sporting activity as soon as we are able. We also have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.

David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, explained, “Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required. The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people. However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.

“The situation is very fluid and we will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and hope that we can resume the annual motorsport calendar at the opportune moment. In the immediate short term our efforts need to be focused on ensuring that the industry that backs up the sport has the financial support that it requires from the Government in order that it can be sustained beyond this extraordinary scenario.”

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2020 race dates

Here we go guys and gals. Get your diary out and block the dates off:
 
4 April                        Silverstone, National circuit – 750MC
6/7 June                      Speedfest, Brands Hatch, Indy *(1) – 750MC and MSV
26/28 June                  Spa Francorchamps (hors series)
8 August                     Silverstone, International circuit – 750MC
29 August                   Brands Hatch, Grand Prix circuit – 750MC
26/27 September       Donington Park, National circuit *(2) – CSCC for 750MC
*(1)    Any driver entering the Speedfest meeting at Brands Hatch must enter at least one other non Brands Hatch meeting in the same season to support the series. The non Brands events must be entered and paid for prior to the application for the Speedfest event being accepted. Read the regs here.
*(2)     Donington is 30 minutes qualifying (shared with the CSCC Slicks series), a 15 minute race 1 on Saturday and a 20 minute race 2 at lunchtime on Sunday
 

2019 Race Calendar

Silverstone National, 4th May, 1 x 40 min race
American Speedfest, Brands Hatch. 1st-2nd June. 3 x 20 mins.
Spa Summer Classic 27th – 30th June
Snetterton 300, 6th July. 2 x 20 mins.
Brands GP, 7th September. 40 mins.
Thruxton with the CSCC, 21st September. Format to be advised