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April Newsletter Motorsport season is off..

Its not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance

BTCC kicked off their season at Brands Hatch 6th-7th April, with the 750 Motor Club arriving a week later, to cooler conditions. The two days featured every weather possible with plenty of on track action..

Brands Hatch Hosted BTCC Media Day and Season Opener

The BTCC season started at Brands with the media day at the end of March. Paul Collins was their to capture the action, it was the first time all of the cars took to the track, with the new BMW unveiled. So far its proven to be a quick car with Andrew Jordan winning race 2, but it was Josh Cook who took a good haul of points onto Donington with victory in race 1. For the full media day report click here.. Many thanks once again to Paul Collins (Captured Motorsport)

750 Motor Club Season Kicks Off At Brands Hatch

With all weather experienced on the Saturday it set the weekend up for an action packed couple of days..

The weekend kicked off with rain, sleet and hail which affected a number of qualifying sessions. Drivers found it slippery and greasy for their first track action causing some red flags along the way.

Ben Rushworth got his title defence off to a great start with two victories. Chippy Wesemael started his second RGB season with a double victory while the rest fought behind him. F1000 joins the 750MC this year and Matthew Booth impressed in his debut against experienced drivers, with karting champion Colin Brown enjoying 3 podium celebrations including 2 victories. The new Ma7da series saw several cars compete with Ben Powney enjoying double victory. For the full race report click below..

Meet The Driver - Stephen Richardson

It's back! Thank you to all who voted for it's return..

This month we meet Stephen Richardson, Clio 182 driver. We put 10 questions to Stephen..

1. How did you get into racing? I have always loved racing since i was a boy and lucky enough to help my cousin (Dean Raymond) in the Mini Challenge this also taught me how to get into the driving aspect.

2. What made you choose the Clio 182 championship? I chose the Clio 182 as there is not a race series that is as close as the clios and I wanted to race against the same cars so that results rely in the team and the driver.

3. Sum up racing in 5 words Ups! Downs! & upside-downs 😂

4. Tell us a random fact about yourself. I was on Big Breakfast naked.

5. Sum up the Clio championship in 5 words Friendly, Fast, Close, Affordable, Fun

See the full interview here..

Driver Of The Month - Matthew Booth

Congratulations to Matthew Booth for winning the first driver of the month for 2019. Matthew enjoyed a superb debut weekend in the F1000 championship, having raced in Sports Specials in recent years and becoming champion in 2017 the speed of these cars didn't faze him. Qualifying couldn't of been any more challenging with the sun coming out after a sudden hail/rain shower the track was soaked. Towards the end of the session the track began to show signs of drying with Matthew setting his fastest time on his 20th lap putting him 3rd on the grid. Race one and Matthew stayed with the pack, picking up pace, a late safety helped with the pack close together Matthew was able to stay with Colin Brown and only finish 0.6 seconds behind him! Race two saw the partial reverse grid seeing Matthew finish 8th. In race three another strong performance saw Matthew finish 2nd once again to Colin Brown. A strong points haul put Booth in 2nd overall after the first one, they race again at Silverstone National 4th May.

Photo Of The Month April

This months photo of the month goes to Stephen Richardson drifting through Surtees in qualifying. It did catch me by surprise, I am really happy with how the photo turned out. Turns out Stephen managed to snap me taking it with the onboard camera as well!

Credit: Stephen Richardson

MACAW Motorsport

MACAW Motorsport fielded several cars out in the Hot Hatch races at Brands Hatch. Surviving the testing conditions, the start of race one involved some drifting, which was well held! by Chris Woods and Ian Williamson. With no less then 20 cars in the Class C alone it was going to be a tight fight for victory. Ian Williamson continued his form from 2018 qualifying 2nd, he then went on to finish 2nd in race 1 and race 2 saw victory! Chris Woods had a great start to his second season racing with more silverware for MACAW by finishing 3rd in race 2. Paul Kaynes continued to improve and scored results of 9th and 7th, much improved of last years DNF at Brands. Paul will be busy once again this weekend with the first Locost rounds at Donington park where he will be joined by MACAW team mate Rob Fagg.

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