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Why Britcar's new status reveals an encouraging future
How Radical revamped its record-breaking flagship model
The second-generation Can-Am racers that took the UK by storm
The Clio revamp that will boost a hidden club racing gem
The father and son team taking GT racing by storm

The Britcar brand has grown steadily over the past few years, and is making a significant step forward for the 2022 season after being granted national status by Motorsport UK

How Radical revamped its record-breaking flagship model Plus

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

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

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

A new era for club Clio racing begins in 2022, as the 750 Motor Club's renamed Clio Sport Championship introduces a newer model of car. Autosport got to drive it last November, and was encouraged by its performance - which could breathe new life into one of the club's mainstay series

The father and son team taking GT racing by storm Plus

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

Why Britcar's new status reveals an encouraging future

The Britcar brand has grown steadily over the past few years, and is making a significant step forward for the 2022 season after being granted national status by Motorsport UK

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

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

The Clio revamp that will boost a hidden club racing gem

A new era for club Clio racing begins in 2022, as the 750 Motor Club's renamed Clio Sport Championship introduces a newer model of car. Autosport got to drive it last November, and was encouraged by its performance - which could breathe new life into one of the club's mainstay series

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

Five New Year’s resolutions for national motorsport

Two years ago, Autosport set some aims for national racing, but given how much has changed since then and what is still to come, it seemed the right time for five more going into 2022

The UK national racing highlights from a mixed 2021 campaign

The lingering impact of the pandemic meant overseas travel was still difficult in 2021, but there was plenty of fantastic racing in the UK over the past year which caught the eye

Jackson tops final 2021 Autosport National Driver Rankings as Birley grabs third

Historic Formula Ford ace Cam Jackson has topped the final 2021 Autosport National Driver Rankings following the last circuit racing event of the year.

Autosport's top 10 club rivalries of 2021

Whether they featured nervewracking finales, clashing title contenders or battles with the elements, there have been plenty of close tussles this year in the UK. Here are Autosport's top 10 club rivalries of 2021

Autosport's top 10 club drivers of 2021

There’s been no shortage of stand-out performers over the course of the 2021 national racing season in a plethora of UK series, ranging from Formula Ford to Mazdas and just about everything in-between. Here are Autosport’s top 10 club drivers.

Why the UK's national racing clubs cannot take 2021 success for granted

Alongside a general increase in grid sizes, there were other interesting trends to emerge in the UK's national racing scene in 2021, but it’s important that organising clubs don’t take the positivity for granted

Lind returns to Barwell lineup to defend British GT title in 2022

Dennis Lind will return to the British GT Championship next year alongside Leo Machitski to defend their title as part of an unchanged lineup at Barwell Motorsport.

The data that underlines how club racing thrived during 2021

The pandemic led to huge uncertainty heading into the 2021 national racing season but, with two-thirds of all English categories enjoying an increase in average entries, it proved to be a successful year. Autosport looks over the UK's club scene to pick out those that enjoyed the greatest successes

Podcast: Jonathan Palmer on the changes in UK junior single-seaters

The UK's junior single-seater landscape is set to change for 2022, with new cars being introduced and even a new series launching next year.

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

Successful Karmann Ghia Special Saloon to return to action

One of the most successful Special Saloons in British club racing, Doctor David Enderby’s VW Karmann Ghia, is set to compete again next season, having not raced for 30 years.

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

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

New Racing Star scheme to offer two funded drives in British F4

FIA Single-Seater Commission president and former Formula 1 team boss Bob Fernley has launched a new initiative that will award two teenagers fully-funded drives in British F4 in 2023.

Edwards bags BRC hat-trick as Mitchell brothers march to IndyKa 500 success

Despite heading into the final round of the British Rally Championship on the back foot, Matt Edwards came away with victory on the Ulster Rally and his third title on the bounce. While at Brands Hatch, Gary and Ian Mitchell finished on top in the season-ending EnduroKa contest

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
The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory Plus

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory

Never finishing lower than fifth, Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind’s peerless consistency paid dividends in 2021 as British GT’s decision to drop the Silver class yielded the same outcome as in 2020 - a Barwell-run Lamborghini sweeping to the title. Autosport reviews the GT3 and GT4 classes, and picks out the year's best drivers

National
Nov 23, 2021
How 2021's TOCA support titles were won Plus

How 2021's TOCA support titles were won

There were all the usual thrills and spills among the BTCC support series this year and plenty of impressive performances along the way. Autosport recaps how the five championships were won and ranks the top 10 drivers

National
Nov 14, 2021