There were 177 different racing series organised by English-based clubs this year. On the face of it, that sounds like a rather large number. And, as any reader of Autosport will know, we've long argued that there is too much racing in this country - not just in recent years, we've been making the point for decades.
The club racing season that has just concluded has highlighted a number of problems with the UK motorsport scene. There were events cancelled or affected by a shortage of marshals, there were dates cancelled due to a lack of entries, and there were some clubs that were booking excessive amounts of track time that they simply weren't able to fill. All of which suggests the club calendar is a little too congested.
Despite these negatives, there are some series that are doing incredibly well - 12 of the 177 have attracted an impressive average of over 35 cars. And Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers believes circuit racing in the UK is proving "extremely robust and strong".