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Drinkwater continues to climb Autosport National Driver Rankings
Harts and Pastorelli clinch Spa Six Hours success as Combe and ICCR titles decided
BRSCC becomes first UK organiser to reveal plans for fully-electric race series
Drinkwater climbs into Autosport National Driver Rankings top five
National novelties: Clark's Gobstopper Subaru and Dutch F3 Larkens

It's another week and another place gained in Autosport's National Driver Rankings for David Drinkwater as he closes on the summit of the leaderboard.

There was Dutch delight in Belgium for the Spa Six Hours as David Hart, son Olivier, and Nicky Pastorelli took victory amongst a plethora of other top racing. In the UK, Felix Fisher finally claimed Castle Combe's Formula Ford crown. The Irish Championship Circuit Racing titles were also decided at Mondello Park

The British Racing and Sports Car Club has become the first UK organiser to launch a circuit racing series for electric-powered cars, after revealing its new Formula Foundation-E single-seater category.

David Drinkwater has broken into the top five of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking his 15th class victory of the season at Donington Park last weekend.

The Castle Combe Autumn Classic attracted some interesting cars, include a visitor from the Netherlands, while the debut of Olly Clark's incredible Gobstopper Subaru was among the most unusual stories from last weekend's national motorsport action

Drinkwater continues to climb Autosport National Driver Rankings

It's another week and another place gained in Autosport's National Driver Rankings for David Drinkwater as he closes on the summit of the leaderboard.

Harts and Pastorelli clinch Spa Six Hours success as Combe and ICCR titles decided

There was Dutch delight in Belgium for the Spa Six Hours as David Hart, son Olivier, and Nicky Pastorelli took victory amongst a plethora of other top racing. In the UK, Felix Fisher finally claimed Castle Combe's Formula Ford crown. The Irish Championship Circuit Racing titles were also decided at Mondello Park

BRSCC becomes first UK organiser to reveal plans for fully-electric race series

The British Racing and Sports Car Club has become the first UK organiser to launch a circuit racing series for electric-powered cars, after revealing its new Formula Foundation-E single-seater category.

Drinkwater climbs into Autosport National Driver Rankings top five

David Drinkwater has broken into the top five of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking his 15th class victory of the season at Donington Park last weekend.

National novelties: Clark's Gobstopper Subaru and Dutch F3 Larkens

The Castle Combe Autumn Classic attracted some interesting cars, include a visitor from the Netherlands, while the debut of Olly Clark's incredible Gobstopper Subaru was among the most unusual stories from last weekend's national motorsport action

British F4 driving standards called into question as BTCC supports visit Silverstone

Alex Dunne will have to wait to be officially crowned the 2022 British Formula 4 champion as contact with title rival Oliver Gray overshadowed proceedings at Silverstone. Elsewhere on the TOCA support bill, Kiern Jewiss is on the cusp of the Porsche Carrera Cup crown, while the Ginetta Junior and GT4 Supercup title battles will also go down to the final round

The serious case that shows the need for safeguarding in motorsport

The 10-year ban given to a senior clerk of the course for his behaviour towards a female marshal has put the spotlight on safeguarding in motorsport. While the right action has been taken, it also serves as evidence that the stance is vitally important in order to make motorsport a safe and welcoming place for all

Senior clerk of the course banned for 10 years for behaviour to female officials

A senior clerk of the course has been banned for 10 years by the UK's National Court over his “utterly unacceptable” behaviour towards female officials.

Khera reclaims Autosport National Driver Rankings top spot

Lucky Khera has reclaimed top spot in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after two wins last weekend as the battle to head the leaderboard intensifies.

National novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Series' Powell and Pulling go Radical

It was a busy weekend of club racing and that produced plenty of unusual stories. From cool cars, to long-overdue debuts and an incident with a champagne bottle, here is a selection of them

Ginetta Junior to leave BTCC bill and race alongside British GT in 2023

Ginetta will not run categories alongside the British Touring Car Championship from next year with its Ginetta Junior series joining the British GT package and the GT4 Supercup being scrapped.

Championship battles rage at Cadwell Park and Snetterton meetings

A number of champions were provisionally crowned at the 750 Motor Club's Cadwell Park meeting, but several other battles will go down to the wire next month. While at Snetterton, the British Trucks were in action with all the usual thrills and spills

Autosport tries out the 750MC's Ma7da Championship

Thrown in at the deep end, Autosport tried to get to grips with the Ma7da Championship - one of the 750 Motor Club's newest and fastest-growing series. Here's what we discovered about a competitive but friendly category

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson stars in Goodwood Revival debut

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson starred on his Goodwood Revival debut despite narrowly missing out on the podium in his two races.

Ten on-track highlights for this year's Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival roars into action on Friday, transporting visitors back to the circuit's 1948-66 heyday. Here are some of the notable cars, races and features to look forward to this year

Drinkwater storms into Autosport National Driver Rankings top six

Another three Hot Hatch class wins have propelled David Drinkwater into the top six of the Autosport National Driver Rankings - the only change in the top 10 of the table.

National novelties: Nine up for busy Mairs and a special VW Golf

From one driver contesting NINE races at one event, to another who had a slightly unusual reason for missing one of his, here are some of the more offbeat stories from the world of national motorsport this week

The unnecessary race against time that almost blighted a top national series

OPINION: After an almost seven-week wait, the results from British GT's Spa round were finally confirmed on the eve of its latest round at Brands Hatch. The last-minute UK National Court decision was welcomed for staving off a potentially awkward situation, but could and should have been avoided

Isle of Man TT legend McGuinness eyes more car races after Ginetta class win

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness made his debut in the Ginetta GT Academy at Brands Hatch last weekend, taking a class win and is not ruling out a return.

Video: Late drama hands Tillbrook and Clutton British GT victory
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Video: Late drama hands Tillbrook and Clutton British GT victory

Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton remain in contention for the British GT title after taking victory at Brands Hatch following late drama, while Ian Loggie leads the standings ahead of the Donington Park finale. Luke Browning also heads the GB3 leaderboard having overturned his deficit to title rival Joel Granfors

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