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March Newsletter Spring is in the air as the season draws closer..

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there

With the seasons start just a few weeks away, it was nice to kick the year off at the Snetterton Rally, although seeing cars going around Snetterton the wrong way was very strange! Chris West got off to another flying start for his third victory in the Championship, with a variety of cars taken part there was plenty of entertainment..

Snetterton Rally

Chris West leads the way at Snetterton Rally

The motorsport season kicked off at the Motorsport News Rally stages held at Snetterton. With an eclectic mix of cars ranging from Ford Escorts, Peugeots, Porsche and many more. Chris West in his Peugeout claimed outright victory which was his third consecutive victory. Next up was Mark Kelly in his Ford Escort, while finishing off the podium was Stephen Tilburn in his Ford Escort RS2500. Renowned racer Nigel Greensall swapped racing for rallying in a Toyota GT86 finishing a creditable 22nd overall. Full race reports can be found here..

PDC Racing set for busy 2019 with several cars and formulae

This year PDC are running in Classic Stock Hatch, Club Enduro, and hopefully a couple of Roadsports events.

Returning to Classic Stock Hatch are Jason Wood and Martin Rodgers, this year they will be joined by a new driver, Pete Osgerby in a freshly built Nova. PDC will be kept even busier this year with the news that Pip Hammond and Gavin Johnson will be joining forces with TWP racing to race a Lotus Elise in the Club Enduro Championship. Full article can be read here..

Locost and Ma7das begin testing at Donington

On the 27th February, several Locost and Ma7da cars descended on Donington Park for a shakedown. SRB racing were there with several cars, including championship winner Mark Burton running his new engine in and testing various parts. Bill Ward made his debut driving his newly acquired Locost. Also out there Oliver Batten and Ben Powney testing their newly converted Ma7da cars for the new series that starts at Brands in April.

Photo Credit: Oliver Batten

JG Racing unveil 2019 Livery and Title Sponsor

JG racing have unveiled a striking new livery for their two car team. Fuller Grab and tipper hire are the main sponsors for the team, the car with it’s mixture of white, blue and orange will certainly be noticed on track when the season kicks off in April. The team plan a three day test, taking place from the 9th - 11th March. They will begin at the 750 Motor Club test day at Donington Park, before moving onto Snetterton and Brands Hatch. Both James and Scott will be looking for plenty of track time to prepare themselves for the 2019 season ahead which sees the Clio 182s visit 7 circuits across the UK.

MACAW Motorsport News

February was a busy month for Mark Freeman, he was at the Motorsport with attitude show, displaying the arrive and drive hot hatch. Mark was also on hand when the MACAW team headed to Brands Hatch for Rob Faggs first Locost test. In the cool yet sunny conditions Rob got to grips with his new car for the season ahead. Paul Kaynes has also been out testing in his Locost and again will be out testing on the 750 Motor Club test day on Saturday 9th March.

Photo Of The Month

March's photo of the month is of the Ford Escort at the Snetterton Rally Stages. It was really hard to capture the speed at which the cars were travelling through the paddock. I wanted to capture the essence of the speed as they drove out towards the assembly area. I'm pleased with how this one turned out, the front of the car in focus and the rest showing the motion and speed at which they took the corner.

Canon 80D, 24-105mm lens 1/80th sec, F10

See you all soon at a race track!

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