You must always strive to be the best, but you must never believe that you are.
Happy New Year to you all! The winter blues have set in...There are 70 days to go until the new 750 Motor Club season gets under way. I can't wait to get back out there and start shooting again. 2017 saw me grow so much as a photographer and I only want to improve even more in 2018. I hope all the car preparations are going well! Below is a gallery from the Best of 2017 album.
Off season news:
With no racing news to report at this time of year, it gives you time to think back and look forward to whats to come this year..
2017 was a great year! I had so much fun capturing the action trackside throughout the year, the weather was extreme on some weekends with 34c heat at Brands and monsoon rain at Rockingham! But we still managed to have nice weather the majority of the year.
This year I aim to improve and capture more moments for you all.. I would like to add a new feature to the newsletter 'Meet the driver' drop me a message if you would like to be featured, I will pick one driver each month and ask a series of questions to feature in the newsletter.
SJN Driver of the month:
Congratulations to all the SJN driver of the month winners last year this feature will return this year! I am working hard on trying to get a prize organised for the winner of each month this year..
Rob Armitage, Tim Penstone - Smith, Oliver Batten, Marcus Ward, Ben Rushworth, James Harridge, Jason Ballantyne, Steve Hewson, Ben Miloudi and Stefano Leaney..
Club Enduro Gains championship status for 2018
For the first time in 2018, the Cartek Club Enduro series will be a Championship. An expanded calendar will see seven rounds mainly contested over two-hour races. Donington Park, Oulton Park, Rockingham (3 hours), Spa (two races, 100 minutes each), Silverstone and Snetterton will be the venues.
Grids grew fantastically last year which saw an impressive 42-car field at Silverstone. The championship will cater for three classes, based on a power-to-weight ratio for production-based cars on treaded tyres. Words and picture (Joshua Barrett)
Mittell Cars - New MC-41 to rival Radical
Fielding 6 RGB cars and a new MC-41 to rival Radical in Bikesports and OSS, Mittell cars are in for a busy year. Scott will help develop the new MC-41 which means he will not be competing in a single championship, while the development continues throughout the season. The new MC-41 will feature more aerodynamics parks compared to the RGB model and feature a central driving position. The hope is it will rival the Radical which costs significantly more, with the engines being 5x the price of one used in the Mittell... All we can say is good luck to Scott and Mittell cars, I hope to capture it on track soon! Below is a photo to give you an idea of what the new model will look like..
PDC Racing to get both cars ready...
PDC racing is working hard in January to rebuild the Porsche 924 engine out of Pip’s number 71 car after they had an oil issue at Rockingham forcing them to change the engine to a standard road going one. The engine out of Jason's Nova GTE has been completely rebuilt and they are awaiting the return of the shell from the body shop after some minor cosmetic work.
MACAW motorsport -
MACAW motorsport is likely to be a name you will hear more often over the coming years.. Having started out in the Hot Hatch series last year, they now have 3 confirmed drivers for the 2018 season all competing Saxo's in class C..
Also..MACAW motorsport have been busy behind the scenes, they are in the process of launching MACAW Performance Parts Shop, were you will find in excess of 2000 road and race parts online to purchase. Give the guys a follow on facebook for the latest news and when the website goes live! MACAW will also be at the Autosport show..