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How Jackson ended 2021 as the club racing king

Historic FF1600 ace Cameron Jackson made up for his 2020 disappointment in style to top Autosport's National Driver Rankings in 2021, despite not originally planning a full campaign. Here's how he did it

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

What could have been: The Norris-Herta-Sutton fight that never was

Ash Sutton is now well-established as a modern great of the British Touring Car Championship, having scored three titles in the past five seasons. But plans were afoot for Sutton to stay on the single-seater ladder, which would have put him into direct confrontation with a future Formula 1 star and IndyCar talent - a tantalising prospect for many...

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

GT4 Supercup champion Smalley chosen as new Porsche GB Junior

Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Adam Smalley has been selected as Porsche GB's Junior driver for 2022-23.

Birley storms into top six of Autosport National Driver Rankings

Veteran club racer Rod Birley has jumped up to sixth place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking another two wins last weekend.

Top Ginetta Junior team R Racing to run GT4 Aston

Leading Ginetta Junior squad R Racing plans to expand into the British GT Championship’s GT4 class with Aston Martin next season.

Watts family C1 delight as Race of Remembrance held at Anglesey

Ex-British Touring Car driver Patrick Watts won the C1 Challenge at Brands Hatch alongside daughter Aimee at the weekend, while winter series including Minis and Ginetta Junior were in action. At Anglesey, the annual Race of Remembrance took place with familiar faces at the top.

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

Jackson keeps Autosport National Driver Rankings lead after vital class win

Cam Jackson maintained his lead in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after scoring a vital Walter Hayes Trophy class victory on a dramatic weekend in the battle for top spot.

Esterson wins Walter Hayes Trophy as Smith reclaims British Truck title

Team USA Scholarship driver Max Esterson just held on to take victory in another tightly contested Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone last weekend. While at Brands Hatch, Ryan Smith made it six British Truck titles on the bounce.

Have a go hero: The nightmare US foray of a top GT team boss

Short on options to continue his single-seater career in Europe, a stint in the US beckoned for a driver who had beaten future Le Mans winner Nick Tandy in Formula Ford. But for Century Motorsport boss Nathan Freke, his spell in the IRL-supporting Indy Pro Series in 2008 was one to forget

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing Plus

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing

There’s just a handful of events remaining in the national racing season, but it’s still very much all to play for in the battle to secure the most wins in 2021. Cam Jackson and Miles Rudman currently heading the classification ahead of a potentially crucial weekend of national racing for Autosport’s National Driver Rankings

Cottingham and Jordan into top 50 of Autosport National Driver Rankings

James Cottingham and Andrew Jordan were the only movers inside the top 50 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings last weekend, as the battle for top spot reaches a crucial point.

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm Plus

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm

Big names were back on track and in the grandstand for the 50th Formula Ford Festival last weekend, which served to remind the world of the knockout contest's enduring appeal - even if it is unlikely to return to its former status as a must-win event on the single-seater ladder

Cottingham/Girardo take Pall Mall Cup victory on weekend of National action

The Lister-Jaguar Costin pairing of James Cottingham and Max Girardo triumphed over a plethora of Shelby Cobras in the three-hour Pall Mall Cup at Silverstone. While elsewhere over the weekend, there was further racing action at Donington Park and Knockhill

McLaren to give GT contract to best DDP driver in 2022 British GT

The best-performing driver in McLaren's 2022 Driver Development Programme intake will be awarded a contract with the marque in 2023.

Sharp wins 50th Formula Ford Festival after chaotic final

Ex-British Formula 4 driver Jamie Sharp took victory in the 50th edition of the Formula Ford Festival, as his main rivals fell by the wayside in a typically chaotic final.

The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony Plus

The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony

The decision to allow 15-year-olds to race in MSV's new low-cost GB4 championship in 2022 poses a challenge to the position of British F4 - previously the only UK-based series where drivers below the age of 16 could compete. Whether the two can co-exist is the next pertinent question...

Formula Ford Festival at 50: The show goes on in its latest reinvention

With another cycle of reincarnation marking the early years of the 2010s, the Formula Ford Festival found fresh health and enticing scholarship programmes on both sides of the Atlantic to attract young talent. Ahead of its 50th edition this weekend, Autosport looks back at its most recent decade

Autosport Podcast: Formula Ford Festival at 50 - Why you should go this weekend

The iconic Formula Ford Festival has been a crucial stage in the careers of many future Formula 1 stars, including the likes of Damon Hill, David Coulthard and Jenson Button.

MotorsportDays LIVE gets back on track

More than 100 brands will be represented at Europe’s only on-track motorsport exhibition as it returns to Silverstone next week.

Memories from Formula Ford Festival greats Plus

Memories from Formula Ford Festival greats

Ahead of this year’s 50th edition of the legendary contest, we speak to some of those involved in some of the best contests over the years

Little jump for C1 winner to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

James Little was the most notable mover in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after taking a C1 Challenge victory last weekend to make a small jump to fifth place.

Formula Ford Festival at 50: Dwindling grids and controversy blight the 2000s

Clashes and off-track penalties meant the Formula Ford Festival continued to deliver in the drama stakes in the 2000s, even if it was starting to lack the prestige of years gone by. On the eve of its 50th edition this weekend, Autosport looks back at a transitional decade

Magnussen and Lind return to Formula Ford Festival

Ex-Formula 1 driver and endurance racing stalwart Jan Magnussen will make a surprise return to the Formula Ford Festival this weekend – nearly 30 years after taking victory in the event.

Archive: How Button achieved a rare Formula Ford feat

During his first year of car racing, Jenson Button surged to the British Formula Ford title ahead of a move to British Formula 3 with Promatecme. The Brit won the Formula Ford Festival at the first time of asking, relaying his experience to Autosport in the 29 October 1998 issue

Formula Ford Festival at 50: When future F1 stars showed their mettle

The likes of Mark Webber and Jenson Button triumphed in the Formula Ford Festival on their way up the single-seater ladder in the 1990s, continuing its relevance to up-and-comers against increasing competition from other series. On the eve of its 50th edition this weekend, Autosport takes a look back

Minis provide the action as TOCA support titles decided at Brands Hatch

All five TOCA support categories crowned a champion at Brands Hatch last weekend, with the Mini Challenge providing the best of the action. At Silverstone, the season-ending Birkett Six-Hour Relay was held for the 70th time.

Formula Ford Festival at 50: A golden era as the ultimate proving ground

Formula Ford enjoyed something of a golden era into the 1980s, and into the second decade for the Festival it firmly established credentials as a must-win event on the way up the single-seater ladder. Continuing Autosport’s decade-by-decade history of the Festival on the eve of its 50th edition this weekend, here’s a look back at a halcyon period

Formula Ford Festival at 50: How a British motorsport institution began

This weekend marks the 50th running of the illustrious Formula Ford Festival, first held in 1972, which has been won by some of motorsport's biggest names down the years. In the first instalment of Autosport's decade-by-decade look at its history, here's a look at the Festival's formative years in the 1970s when it was first held at Snetterton

Rees wins British F4 title with a race to spare

Single-seater rookie Matthew Rees has claimed the British Formula 4 title with a race to spare after taking a fifth place in the second contest at Brands Hatch.

The other title battles to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend Plus

The other title battles to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend

The finale of the British Touring Car Championship always provides plenty of drama, but its support series are also set to produce many twists and turns at this weekend's last round. Unusually, all five titles are still up for grabs, so it's all to play for at Brands Hatch. Here's how each series' showdown is shaping up

Short jumps to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Ben Short jumping to fifth was the only change inside the top 10 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after last weekend, while there were numerous improvers further down the leaderboard.

Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

Ex-Formula 1 and Indycar driver Roberto Moreno is to race a Van Diemen RF80 at next week’s Formula Ford Festival, 41 years after he won the event in a similar car.

Tillbrook/Clutton take British GT victory as titles decided at Donington Park

Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton came out on top in the British GT season finale at Donington Park, but it was Dennis Lind and Leo Machitski who took the GT3 crown. Zak O'Sullivan also claimed the GB3 Championship in style over the weekend, while there was plenty of historic action at Silverstone.

British GT champion Lind considered retiring after losing Lamborghini works status

Newly-crowned British GT champion Dennis Lind has revealed that he considered retiring from racing after being dropped as a Lamborghini factory driver last year.

Donington British GT: Machitski and Lind wrap up title, Enduro takes first win

Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind secured British GT championship spoils with a steady drive to fourth place at the Donington Park finale as Enduro Motorsport's McLaren took a maiden win.

O'Sullivan secures GB3 title with victory at Donington

Zak O'Sullivan has claimed the 2021 GB3 Championship crown after taking his sixth win of the year on the final weekend of the season at Donington Park.

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership Plus

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership

This weekend’s British GT finale will be a tense title showdown for some but, for those not in the championship fight, it’s a chance to end a challenging year on a high. In the latter camp is Paddock Motorsport's team owner Martin Plowman, whose 2021 season has been a rollercoaster ride of non-stop learning

Rudman closes to within a win of Autosport National Driver Rankings leader Jackson

Miles Rudman has closed to within just one win of Autosport National Driver Rankings leader Cam Jackson after his latest Legends triumph last weekend.