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Fenwick flies up to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Mazda MX-5 ace Fraser Fenwick has stormed into the top five of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking an impressive hat-trick at Brands Hatch last weekend.

Video: RAM raid at Snetterton as Loggie extends British GT points lead
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Video: RAM raid at Snetterton as Loggie extends British GT points lead

Two wins from both Snetterton races went the way of RAM Racing in British GT, helping points leader Ian Loggie to extend his advantage. Luke Browning and Joel Granfors continued their battle for GB3 Championship honours, while at Croft some of the best TOCA support action was to be found in British F4 and the Mini Challenge Trophy

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 is gearing up for its eagerly-awaited motorsport return

It’s been over a decade since Lous last launched a car for motorsport. But with the new Emira GT4, co-developed with RML, it’s finally returning to where it “should be” and is already seeing plenty of interest from around the world ahead of a mooted competition debut in 2023

Khera adds to win tally, Hickton into second in Autosport National Driver Rankings

A win in the British Endurance Championship for Lucky Khera improved his total at the head of the Autosport National Driver Rankings, while behind youngster Harry Hickton has become his nearest challenger

British GT Oulton Park result overturned after RAM appeal upheld
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British GT Oulton Park result overturned after RAM appeal upheld

The result of British GT’s second Oulton Park race has been finalised after RAM Racing’s appeal was upheld by Motorsport UK’s national court on Tuesday.

The unusual and unexpected from national motorsport this week

From a rare Alfa to an F2 car returning to action that spent a while hanging on an apartment wall, here are some interesting stories from the world of national motorsport

Third generation McRae set for British Rally Championship debut

The famous McRae family dynasty will grace the British Rally Championship in July, with Max McRae set to contest the Nicky Grist Stages round.

BTCC supports battle through rain as Jewiss and Martin shine

Will Martin and Kiern Jewiss shone through the rain as the Porsche Carrera Cup field battled fiercely at Brands Hatch, while there was plenty of action in the other TOCA support series at the Kent venue

The weird and wonderful from the world of national motorsport this week

From an impressive recovery after qualifying woes to record-breaking British Hillclimb pace and a circuit featuring its first car racing for three years, there were lots of interesting club motorsport stories this week

The unresolved issue that overshadowed British GT's latest race

British GT held its three-hour Silverstone event under a cloud last weekend, as the ongoing appeal into how the championship applied its success seconds at the season-opening Oulton Park meeting had a significant knock-on effect

Good fortune for Khera as he takes early Autosport National Driver Rankings lead

With two months of the national racing season now completed, it is time to launch this year's Autosport National Driver Rankings - and it's Lucky Khera who is the early leader.

Video: Mitchell/Balon hold on after race-long British GT battle
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Video: Mitchell/Balon hold on after race-long British GT battle

Sandy Mitchell and Adam Balon took victory in British GT's three-hour Silverstone event, but only by the slimmest of margins. Also racing on the grand prix circuit was the GB3 Championship which produced three new winners, while title rivals collided in the GB4 Championship

The weird and wonderful from national racing this week

From the unexpected tutoring of a motorsport legend to a surprisingly good race that featured just four starters, there were plenty of unusual national motorsport occurrences this week

Why an encouraging national racing trend could be misleading

OPINION: Despite rising inflation, many club categories have enjoyed strong grids to begin 2022. But it may be next year before the true impact of the surging prices is felt

Group C beasts battle at Donington Park Historic Festival as Silverstone hosts 750MC

The popular Donington Park Historic Festival was back last weekend, with the highlight from the meeting being the fearsome Group C sportscars in competitive action once again. And at Silverstone, strong grids from the 750 Motor Club were in plenty of supply

How a national tin-top series managed a successful reboot

OPINION: It’s taken TCR UK four years to find its feet and given its organiser plenty of sleep-troubled nights. But, with 25 cars for its season opener at Oulton Park, the series is finally heading in the right direction

The 1970s Porsche taking the fight to modern GT3s

The GT Cup races on the support bill for this weekend's Brands Hatch GT World Challenge Europe round will feature a remarkable one-off that might look better-suited to historic competition. But Richard Chamberlain’s incredible Porsche 935 clone is a highly-developed piece of kit that incorporates modern tricks to mix it with off-the-peg sportscars

The weird and wonderful of club motorsport this week

A very unusual Sports 2000 machine and some interesting cars in action at the Classic Sports Car Club's Thruxton meeting are among the weird and wonderful stories from last weekend's national motorsport events

Thrills and spills as BTCC supports get underway

The British Touring Car Championship began last weekend at Donington Park, and with it came the usual thrilling racing action from the TOCA supports. Elsewhere, close battles raged in the opening rounds of the British Rally Championship and British Hillclimb Championship

What to expect from TOCA's new-look support series in 2022

The British Touring Car Championship gets underway at Donington Park this weekend, which also means that the five regular TOCA support series will also end their winter hiatus.

The weird and wonderful from club motorsport this week

From rare South African single-seaters to a quick fix on a Mitsubishi rallycross machine, there were plenty of unusual occurrences from the world of national motorsport at the weekend

Why red flag confusion won't overshadow British GT's superb opener

OPINION: A red-flag stoppage caused confusion in Oulton Park's second British GT race, and means the result remains provisional. But a thrilling opener was the perfect demonstration of the quality on show in the championship this year and bodes well for the remainder of the season

Fletcher "had no idea" British GT Oulton win was on due to radio issue

Kelvin Fletcher says he didn’t realise he was in contention for victory due to radio problems during the second British GT race he won after starting 14th at Oulton Park.

Video: Carroll and Gounon's epic battle for British GT win as rain shower plays havoc
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Video: Carroll and Gounon's epic battle for British GT win as rain shower plays havoc

British GT returned with a bang at Oulton Park with two entertaining races, while there was plenty of action elsewhere over a busy Easter weekend, including Historic F1 machinery at Donington Park

How national series for teenagers are thriving

Junior series in UK motorsport have been thriving and attracting young drivers in ever greater numbers. Here's why with a look at three key series leading the way

The wackiest saloon racers of yesteryear revived for modern thrills

The CSCC’s Special Saloons and Modsports series attracts some fantastic creations and three old-school specials are set to be among the stars of this year’s grid when it lines up at Thruxton this weekend

The dark arts "revolution" giving British GT teams a brain workout

Pirelli has completely overhauled its tyres used in GT3 competition for this year, with the new rubber getting its debut in Imola's GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup round earlier this month. The ground-up change means another factor for teams to consider in this weekend’s British GT season opener at Oulton Park

A bright new start as GB3 raises its game

A healthy grid and a new, quicker car make for a promising season in the UK’s premier junior single-seater series, which gets underway this weekend at Oulton Park.

The weird and wonderful from national racing this week

From unusual creations to bizarre cockpit woes and a new lap record holder, there were plenty of interesting occurrences in the world of club motorsport last weekend

The Mercedes dark horse gunning for British GT glory

After winning in its sole British GT appearance of 2021, 2 Seas Motorsport is returning full-time this year with a strong line-up that includes a former Red Bull protege

GT Cup campaign commences as 750MC holds Croft season opener

The 750 Motor Club season got underway come rain, shine and a bit of hail at Croft last weekend with a number of series in action, while an impressive grid took to Donington Park for the opening rounds of GT Cup.

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

Hamilton's F1 title-winning cars to feature at Silverstone Classic

Lewis Hamilton's seven title-winning Formula 1 cars are set to be displayed together for the first time at this year's Silverstone Classic.

Ten things to watch at Goodwood's Members' Meeting

The eighth modern running of the Goodwood Members' Meeting takes place this weekend, the West Sussex circuit bringing a blend of new races and popular favourites to the 2022 edition.

The promise of the UK's newest junior single-seater series

The GB4 Championship, billed as a cost-effective means of going racing in single-seaters, attracted 12 entries for its opening round at Snetterton last weekend. Although an encouraging start, numbers will need to increase to ensure its long-term future

The weird and the wonderful from national motorsport this week

In the first of a new weekly series of articles, we pick out some of the more unusual cars and odd occurrences from the previous weekend's club racing

GB4 gets underway as CSCC and HSCC hold season openers

The GB4 Championship finally got underway at Snetterton last weekend, with three races producing three different winners. The Classic Sports Car Club held its opening meeting of the season at the same venue, while the Historic Sports Car Club began its calendar at Brands Hatch.

How to prepare for driving an unfamiliar car

Whatever your level of experience, it can be daunting to hop into a new car for the first time. Our new Autosport Performance columnist Adam Carroll, a race-winner in GP2, A1GP and GT cars, shares his tips to impress and make the most of the experience

The low-cost tin-top ideal for beginners to get started in racing

There’s a multitude of tin-tops that you can go racing in but one of the cheapest to run is the MG ZR 160 used in Class C of the MG Trophy. Here’s what you need to know about it

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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