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Legends aces leap up Autosport National Driver Rankings
The weird and wonderful from national motorsport this week
Ten things to watch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Richardson honours F1 stalwart as Mercedes duo dance through the rain
The key step needed for the survival of beleaguered club series

Another week and it was another strong performance from Legends drivers as Will Gibson and Miles Rudman have now become Lucky Khera's closest rivals in Autosport's National Driver Rankings.

From a legendary designer showing he's still quick behind the wheel to some incredibly close finishes and some spared blushes, here are some of this week's most unusual national stories

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

The life of Jo Bonnier was aptly honoured last weekend, as his ex-Lola T290 was guided to victory in Thudersports by Mark Richardson. While at Silverstone, Wayne Marrs and Tom Jackson battled the elements to win the British Endurance Championship encounter.

Something has to be done to stem the trend of falling grids in some quarters of national racing, but what are the challenges and realistic options?

Legends aces leap up Autosport National Driver Rankings

Another week and it was another strong performance from Legends drivers as Will Gibson and Miles Rudman have now become Lucky Khera's closest rivals in Autosport's National Driver Rankings.

The weird and wonderful from national motorsport this week

From a legendary designer showing he's still quick behind the wheel to some incredibly close finishes and some spared blushes, here are some of this week's most unusual national stories

Ten things to watch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

Richardson honours F1 stalwart as Mercedes duo dance through the rain

The life of Jo Bonnier was aptly honoured last weekend, as his ex-Lola T290 was guided to victory in Thudersports by Mark Richardson. While at Silverstone, Wayne Marrs and Tom Jackson battled the elements to win the British Endurance Championship encounter.

The key step needed for the survival of beleaguered club series

Something has to be done to stem the trend of falling grids in some quarters of national racing, but what are the challenges and realistic options?

The unusual stories from national motorsport this week

From Derek Warwick reuniting with an old Formula 3 car, to a unique MGB joining the model's 60th birthday celebrations, here are some of this week's more unusual national stories

Hayward retakes second in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Clubmans racer Michelle Hayward has reclaimed second place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings, while a host of Legends drivers have marched up the leaderboard.

Driving the Fastest Minis in the World with a Le Mans winner

There are some seriously impressive Minis that compete in the annual Fastest Mini in the World Race, with everything from turbos to paddleshift gearboxes. Ahead of this year's event, due to be staged at the Brands Hatch Mini Festival on 6-7 August, Autosport roped in ex-Mini racer Nick Tandy to test them

Dramatic Ginetta GT4 finish headlines BTCC supports as MG Live returns

Leaders colliding at the final corner was just one of the talking points from Oulton Park as the British Touring Car Championship supports were in action with all the usual thrills and spills. While at Silverstone, MG Live returned for the first time in four years as a 60th anniversary race was held for the MGB

Why a far-flung track is a literal hidden gem of British motorsport

OPINION: Despite its remote location, the Anglesey Circuit’s stunning scenery and driving challenge make it a must-visit, as this writer discovered while competing in the inaugural 24-hour EnduroKa race

Six Black wins takes Legends racer to second in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Autosport National Driver Rankings leader Lucky Khera may have added another two wins last weekend, but Stewart Black was the star of the show, taking an incredible six victories.

The unusual sights in club motorsport this week

From a rare Peugeot in action to a Ford Ka getting a helping hand at the end of a gruelling 24-hour race at Anglesey, there were plenty of weird and wonderful stories from club motorsport this week

Historics thrill as EnduroKa 24-hour proves a hit

Machines from yesteryear were in action at Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch last weekend, courtesy of the Historic Sports Car Club and Classic Sports Car Club. Meanwhile, the inaugural 24-hour EnduroKa race took place at the picturesque Anglesey Circuit.

The sim racing star shining the spotlight on national motorsport

YouTube sensation Jimmy Broadbent entering real-life competition in a Praga has sent livestream viewing figures through the roof and is exposing club racing to a whole new audience

Should BTCC meetings have a greater variety of support classes?

OPINION: The BTCC meetings feature some of the largest trackside crowds around. But perhaps now is the time to reward them with an unusual series to add to the entertainment

Cockell muscles his way into fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Modified Fords racer Dave Cockell has stormed up to fifth place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after his latest two victories at Donington Park last weekend.

McLaren masterclass in British GT as BTCC supports thrill at Thruxton

There was a dominant win for the Enduro McLaren in British GT at Donington Park, GB3 title rivals involved in an incident, and plenty of excitement among the British Touring Car supports at Thruxton on a busy weekend of national motorsport

The near-misses that point to a concerning national racing problem

OPINION: The judgement of those in race control was once again called into question with two recent near-misses at Brands Hatch. How to address the problem in a productive fashion is a predicament

Hayward hares up to second in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Clubmans Sports Prototype racer Michelle Hayward has stormed into second place in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after taking three more class wins at Brands Hatch last weekend.

Caterhams entertain at Snetterton as Hybrid Tune defends C1 24 hours win

There were some typically close Caterham contests at Snetterton last weekend, while there was an impressive performance from the Hybrid Tune team to defend its Citroen C1 24 hours crown at Silverstone

How Lotus emerged as a period Goodwood force Plus

How Lotus emerged as a period Goodwood force

Colin Chapman’s marque was the most successful across Goodwood’s 71 contemporary era Members’ Meetings, from 1949 to 1966. Many of the future Formula 1 pacesetter's finest creations will be in action during this weekend's 2022 event, attempting to re-live an era when period Lotus was gaining unstoppable momentum

Historics
Apr 8, 2022
How to get the best out of amateur racers Plus

How to get the best out of amateur racers

Pro-Am GT racing is booming. But how should drivers approach working with an amateur? Autosport sought out a panel of experts to explain the pitfalls amateur drivers should avoid and how professionals can help them to achieve their goals

GT
Apr 3, 2022
How Radical revamped its record-breaking flagship model Plus

How Radical revamped its record-breaking flagship model

Just over a year ago, Autosport sampled Radical’s newest offering: the SR10. Now upgraded, it’s clear to see why it’s become the manufacturer’s fastest-selling model

National
Jan 16, 2022
The second-generation Can-Am racers that took the UK by storm Plus

The second-generation Can-Am racers that took the UK by storm

When Thundersports was introduced in 1983, few could have predicted that it would bring an army of heavy metal from the United States to British circuits. The awe-inspiring former Can-Am racers became a new domestic flagship category that captivated spectators and drivers alike

National
Jan 14, 2022
The father and son team taking GT racing by storm Plus

The father and son team taking GT racing by storm

GT Cup title winners Richard and Sam Neary emerged as a race-winning force in British GT in 2021. The father-and-son pairing have done it the hard way with their family team – and 19-year-old Sam is only just getting started on a career he hopes will lead to factory opportunities in the near future

National
Jan 9, 2022
Track testing an outgoing stalwart of British motorsport Plus

Track testing an outgoing stalwart of British motorsport

The current GB3 Championship car is due to be replaced next season. Autosport got behind the wheel to discover why it's been a popular machine for drivers making their way up the junior single-seater ladder

National
Dec 15, 2021
Inside the lightweight Czech sportscar making its mark on the UK Plus

Inside the lightweight Czech sportscar making its mark on the UK

Ahead of Praga running its own standalone series in partnership with Britcar, Autosport got behind the wheel of the Czech company’s R1 at Donington – and was left very impressed

National
Dec 5, 2021
How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory Plus

How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory

After missing out on the 2020 British F4 title in astonishing fashion, Zak O'Sullivan was determined to earn his first car racing title stepping up to the BRDC British F3 championship. While the series underwent a mid-year name change to GB3, the Carlin driver was imperious throughout and deservedly claimed the title in his rookie year

National
Dec 1, 2021