The aim of the Club is to organise low cost single seater racing for the club racer. With this in mind we promote classes for the competitor who is broadly a ‘Do it Yourself’ man or woman. To control casts the Monoposto Championship is for cars which are at least four years old*. Broadly, the engine size dictates the class into which a car falls. This is reflected in the class names.
The emphasis in the Monoposto Clubs’ championships is on the amateur owner driver. Most of the cars being raced in the Monoposto championships are prepared by their owners and their friends. As a result the club has a reputation for fielding cars which are prepared to a very high standard by their enthusiastic owners.
Depreciation is a crippling cost in many categories of motor racing because the pace of development means that the very latest designs are thought to be essential for success. The Monoposto Racing Club rules are specifically framed to prevent this happening in Monoposto racing. One of the reasons why racing the Monoposto Club way is relatively inexpensive is that competitors do not have to sell their cars at a huge loss at the end of each season in order to invest in the latest equipment. Well prepared cars remain competitive. Frequently, a car may be raced for several seasons or even several decades and show zero depreciation when sold.
One of the great strengths of Monoposto Racing is that it is specially formulated so that owners of a wide range of single seater racing cars can compete and still enjoy close, exciting racing. The class structure is such that a wide variety of cars can compete on equal terms. In Mono2000, Mono1800 and Mono1600, all commercially built cars racing in Monoposto Racing must be built for the 2006 season or earlier. However you can enter a home made or ‘one off’ car of any age.
The MRC’s 1000/1400 classes are championships for motorcycle engined cars . These championships are aimed at those who want to compete in cars which can be bought ‘off the shelf’ as well as home built ones.*Unlike the other Monoposto classes new cars can be raced in these classes. Despite this change of emphasis, these classes are still firmly focussed on the enthusiast rather than the career driver.
The MRC Classes for 2010.
- Mono2000 Classic
Home built chassis.
Providing that a home built chassis meets MSA requirements, and meets the class requirements, it may be run in the relevant Monoposto class.
How little it really costs
Car. average purchase price £3,000 – £7,500
Typical cost of a season
* MSA competition licence £ 50
* Annual medical examination £60
* race entries (12 rounds at £200*) £2400 * an average figure, race costs vary. Range £175-250
* fuel for meetings £ 240
* travel to meetings £ 1000
* x 2 sets of second hand tyres £ 80
* Repairs & replacements £500 – £1,500