Chris Overend and James Whitley, driving the Team BRIT BMW 240i, are the 2022 Britcar Endurance Trophy champions, potentially the first all-disabled pairing to win a UK national championship. The title went down to the wire, with no definite resolution until the last of two races at the Donington finale, and runner-up is lone-driving teenager Charlie Hand, seven points adrift in the Westbourne Motors Renault Clio. The final step of the podium goes to Chandler Motorsport’s Rhys Hurd and Harry Yardley-Rose, who tie with SVG G40 Cup driver Peter Dilnot on 311 points, but take third place by dint of five class wins against four. All four also claim their respective class titles, while the Class 1 crown goes to Mark Lee and Owen Hizzey in the SVG Ginetta G56A.
Phil Davies - Pembrey Circuit Manager - BARC Awards 2022
The Densley Trophy Winner - Claire Hedley Continuing to run Britcar, Claire played a critical role in securing British title status for the British Endurance Championship, which went on to enjoy a momentous inaugural year. The 2023 season is shaping up to be even bigger too with the introduction of the Britcar Prototype Cup alongside the Britcar Trophy and BEC positioning Britcar as a powerhouse of UK motorsport.
The Peter Collins Memorial Trophy Winner - Awarded to the most promising junior competing at a BARC event or in a BARC championship/series Max is the second successive driver from the Junior Saloon Car Championship to win this award and just the second to win the title in his maiden season. Driving for Westbourne Motorsport, Hall remained in the championship fight throughout the year before producing a superb late-season winning streak to clinch the crown. Overall, he claimed ten wins on his way to both the overall and Rookie titles.
Looking back on another highly competitive season in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship which saw Tom Ingram crowned champion for the first timeand the revised look to the support package which includes guest appearances from the Legends Cars National Championship, Caterham Seven Championship UK and Radical Cup.
The Gerry Marshall Trophy - Named in honour of the iconic saloon car driver Gerry Marshall, this accolade is awarded to the driver or BARC member that epitomises Gerry’s philosophy of motorsport. Jon is the organiser and promoter of the hugely popular Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires. The series is a budget conscious, single-make category for first, second and third generation two-litre Hyundai Coupe machines. Since its inception a few years ago, Winter has been the driving force behind the series growing in stature, with grid sizes continuing to grow and the racing continually being captivating.
Looking back on UK motorsport as a whole was in 2022 and being in attendance at the BARC Awards Evening. Hugh talks over a variety of topics that Motorsport UK are championing such as Environmental Sustainability, Diversity and Equality.
Mark talks about the variety of events and championships that BARC run between the months of March and November how he has put his stamp on the BARC (having joined ahead of the 2021 campaign) and has expanded the Competitions Department. Marks lookinf forward to 2023 which includes the addition of new championships from Caterham Motorsport and Track Attack.
British Truck Racing Championship - 2022 Division 2 Champion
Junior Saloon Car Championship
Promoters of the British Truck Racing Championship As well as being a Director he is also a competitor; a former ten-time champion that finished third overall in 2022 Yhe British Truck Racing Championship has continued to grow in stature and remains so appealing to race fans and Stuart looks back at the 2022 season. The highly anticipated debut of the ‘International Truck Prix’ at Donington Park in 2023 will see some of the biggest names from Europe compete across four races.
Wayne Marrs & Tom Jackson - Crowned the inaugural champions of the British Endurance Championship whoteamed up to drive a Mercedes GT3 run by Rob Boston Racing . Both Formed a formidable partnership as they charged to a total of four victories They discuss their thoughts on being crowned champions and their plans for 2023.
Looking back on the 2022 season as a whole; focusing on the championships, special events, venues, marshals and officials. Developments at venues such as new facilities at Pembrey and a new hospitality cafe at Croft about the success of the TV live streaming last year and its return this year.
At wheel of his EXCELR8 Bristol Street Motors with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30N, Ingram became BTCC champion for the first time in his career He Scored points in all 30 races, winning six of them and clinched pole position on two occasions and claimed a further six podium finishes during the year Tom will go down in the history books as the first-ever winner of the BTCC’s hybrid era. In 2023 he will defend his title with the team as he bids to follow in the footsteps of Colin Turkington and Ash Sutton in securing back-to-back crowns.
This is a new role that has been created and Paul discusses his background and why he chose to join the BARC and what he hopes to bring to the Club and the direction he would like to take it.
Miles became just the third driver to be crowned champion for a third time after he successfully retained his Legends Cars National Championship title in what was one of the series’ closest-ever finishes. Miles went head-to-head with Will Gibson for the coveted crown and ultimately triumphed in the final race of the season at a wet Brands Hatch. Over the course of the year he scored 14 victories. During the season he scored a milestone 50th victory in the one-make championship He is exited to return and compete on the BTCC support bill in 2023.
Stuart is one of the driving forces behind the exponential growth of the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and is also a Council Member for the BARC 2022 proved to be another successful year for the CTCRC with the introduction of a Super Touring class as one of the many highlightsThis coming season will see a new Super Touring event take centre stage at Brands Hatch in July
Pat Blakeney Operations Manager at Thruxton Motorsport Centre - September 2022 Update
Ben Taylor - BARC Group CEO - August 2022 Update
Ben Taylor - BARC Group CEO - Croft Update - 26th June 2022
Ben Taylor - BARC Group CEO - June 2022 Update
Charlie Hand - The Peter Collins Memorial Trophy - BARC Awards 2022
Dan Cammish - Porsche Carrea Cup GB 2021 Champion - BARC Awards 2022
Alan Gow - BTCC Chief Executive - BARC Awards 2022
Miles Rudman - The Presidents Cup - BARC Awards 2022
Ian Watson - Special Recognition Award - BARC Awards 2022
Dennis Carter - BARC Gold Medal - BARC Awards 2022
Ben Taylor - BARC Group CEO - BARC Awards 2022
Claire Hedley - Britcar Championship Manager - BARC Awards 2022
Chris Davenport - The Sir Clive Bossom Trophy - BARC Awards 2022