Race Report – Reprise IT TTC Anglesey 18th November

December 15, 2018

The final two rounds of the 2018 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Championship were held at Anglesey Circuit on Sunday 18th November. The event attracted a good entry of seventeen cars, with a number of people still in the fight for the championship. Will Cox was leading on points with Terry Clark trailing by 5. But with the bigger class, Terry could have taken the championship win by winning his class in both races.

Qualifying saw Neil Harrison take pole in his Dallara F302 ahead of Zachary Anderton in his M1000 class Jedi. Terry Clark took third overall and first in the 2000 class, with Alistair Bell not far behind. Chris Lord qualified third which was first for the 1800 class. Marcus Sheard had a dramatic start to his day, having a spin on his third lap of qualifying on the final corner. He came to a stop on the grass before catching fire. Luckily his team were able to fit a new fire extinguisher and air filter so that he could start from the back of the grid for the first race.

As the cars went out for their two green flag laps to warm their cars up in the chilly temperatures, Alistair Bell pulled off with clutch problems, causing a delayed start. Rachel Lovett pulled into the pits on the green flag laps but made it back out 1 lap down. A misfire then caused her to retire from the race one lap from the end. Nigel Davers retired after one lap of the race with a broken gear linkage, having qualified seventh.

Neil Harrison led the race from start to finish, with Zach Anderton staying close to him for the duration and eventually finishing second. Bryn Tootell had a brilliant first lap of the race; having had a problem in qualifying, he started ninth but was third by the end of the first lap. He then held this position until the end.

There was a fierce battle between Terry Clark and Chris Lord for fourth overall which lasted the entirety of the race. They swapped and changed a number of times, with Chris holding the position for the longest time, but Terry took the position on lap ten and held Chris off to the end. Although Chris lost out on track position, he still won the 1800 class ahead of Phil Davis, who finished in sixth overall. Robert Smith finished 0.8 seconds behind Phil, having been within a second of him for the entire race. Marcus Sheard, Jonathan Baggott and Will Cox rounded out the rest of the grid.

Zachary Anderton decided not to take part in race two due to concerns about his engine and not wanting to risk it. This meant that Terry Clark lined up second next to Neil Harrison who was again on pole. Neil had another good race, leading start to finish and lapping everybody else. Terry Clark had a poor start and dropped to fourth, losing places to Chris Lord and Marcus Sheard, who had also passed Robert Smith on the start. He fought his way back up to second over the following few laps and maintained this position until having a very dramatic exit to the race when his rear stub axle snapped on one of the fastest sections of the circuit. His left rear wheel, having parted company with the car, hit the barrier so hard that they had to use a JCB to remove it!

Terry retiring from the race promoted Chris Lord up to second place but a lap later he had his own dramatic moment as he spun on the back straight, dug some turf up and then rejoined the race in fifth place. This then put Robert Smith into second place going into the final lap of the race. Robert also decided that he didn’t want the position, had his own spin and dropped down to sixth. Marcus Sheard then managed to buck the trend and stay the right way round long enough to take “A Real Podium!!” in his Classic class Reynard 883. Chris Lord gained from Robert’s spin and then overtook Phil Davis to take third place overall. Martin Wright took fifth place overall, having started thirteenth, earning him the driver of the day accolade.

Bryn Tootell gave his car to Alistair Bell for the second race of the day after Alistair’s car had let him down in race one. As Bryn said, he’d done plenty of racing all year and was happy to forgo the final race of the season to let his friend, who had flown over from Hong Kong especially for the meeting, get out on track. Alistair started from the back of the grid in fourteenth and gained lots of places over the course of the race to eventually finish in seventh, just ahead of Nigel Davers. Will Cox and Jonathan Baggott swapped positions a number of times during the race with Will eventually finishing in front.

Position on track was of little consequence to Will Cox though as he was in the fight for the championship which was far more important. He did well to keep out of trouble – especially with cars spinning in front of him – and he successfully managed to finish both races and gain enough points to take the championship victory. Terry Clark, despite not finishing the second race, managed to hold on to second in the championship. Terry was equal on points with Phil Davis, but beat him based on more class wins over the course of the championship. This therefore meant that Phil Davis finished the championship in third position.

Race Report – Reprise IT TTC Brands Hatch 27th October

November 5, 2018

Rounds three and four of the 2018 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Championship took place on 27th October at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit. Although it was sunny out, it was bitterly cold all day which caused havoc with the drivers due to the difficulty in getting heat into their tyres.

Qualifying was very much a stop and start process with two red flags being shown during the fifteen minute session. The first red flag was caused on the first lap of qualifying by John Hare who spun, collected the front wing of Rachel Lovett and came to a stop in the middle of the track after Paddock Hill bend. Rachel was able to make it back out after a tape nose was constructed by Team AViT during the stoppage, but John Hare retired home after the incident as he didn’t have the parts he needed to repair his damage. The second red flag of the morning came out after one more lap of qualifying, but thankfully after the session restarted again it was incident free. Alex Fores took overall pole, with Zach Anderton in second and first for the Moto 1000 class. Julian Hoskins took pole of the 1800 class and tenth overall whilst Will Cox qualified fifteenth overall and first for the 1600 class.

Race one got underway and saw the Dallaras in particular struggling to get off the line, resulting in a fair bit of swapping and changing over the first lap of the race. James Drew-Williams broke a drive shaft at the start which saw him retire, having qualified third. Kevan McLurg was mugged by a few Moto 1000s on the start which saw him drop from fourth (briefly third) to sixth overall on the first lap. Nigel Davers had struggled with new Pirelli tyres in qualifying and his struggles continued into the race as a spin at turn one on the second lap saw him stuck in the gravel and out of the race. The safety car was deployed as Nigel was recovered off the track.

After three laps, the safety car returned in and the race got underway again. A fierce battle raged at the front of the grid as Alex Fores defended his lead of the race from Zach Anderton. Alex managed to fend him off well before eventually losing the lead of the race on lap twelve. Zach eventually finished just two seconds ahead of Alex for the overall win. Alex came in second but took the win in the F3 class. Kevan McLurg fought his way back up to third overall and second for the F3 class. Fourth overall and second in the Moto 1000 class went to Peter Lague who was closely followed by classmate, Dave Wheal. Dave had been closing the gap to Peter over the course of the race and finished 0.6 seconds behind him, having been 5 seconds behind just two laps before.

Phil Davis earned the Driver of the Day accolade for this first race by delivering a storming performance. He qualified fourteenth overall and fourth in class, but fought his way up to take the lead of the class and seventh overall away from Julian Hoskins just one lap from the end of the race. Second in class went to Julian whilst George Fowler picked up third place in class in his Reynard SF84.

The grid for race two was determined by the lap times set in race one which saw Zach take pole with Alex Fores behind in second. Unfortunately we were denied another battle between the two as Alex retired on the first lap with a suspected oil leak. This left Zach clear to disappear into the distance, building an eleven second gap from Kevan McLurg by lap three of the race. Dean Warren lost a place to Max Hart at the start of the race, but stuck with him and got past for third overall and second in the Moto 1000 class on the second lap. Max stayed close behind Dean and then was gifted the place back after Dean suffered a break down that saw him parked at the top of the hill at Druids. Due to the position of Dean’s car, a safety car was called.

At the point that the safety car was called, Zach Anderton had built such a gap over Kevan and begun lapping the first of the back markers that the safety car accidently picked up Kevan instead, believing him to be the leader. A state of confusion and some miscommunication followed which saw the safety car switch its lights off and partially pull off the track after a couple of laps. A couple of green flags were shown, whilst the safety car boards, flags and lights were still out around the rest of the circuit. The safety car returned to track to pick up the actual leader but with some cars at race speed and others not, a collision occurred which saw the Leastone 1000 of Gavin Buckley clip the rear of Phil Davis before ending up in the wall opposite the pit wall. This caused the race to be red flagged and the results declared as per two laps earlier. A post race drivers meeting was called where the Clerk of the Course apologised for the unfortunate situation that had occurred.

In the post-race trophy presentation, Dave Wheal received the Driver of the Day award for the second race. He had started in twenty first position and (despite the limited number of non-safety car laps) he drove through to take fourth overall and third in class. Champion of the Day was awarded to Zach Anderton, with Will Cox (1600 class) second overall and Julian Hoskins (1800 class) third overall.

2018 Season Annual Awards Dinner

October 29, 2018

The 2018 season Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday 9th February and we will be visiting a new venue this year - Stanbrook Abbey which is near Worcester.

Come and join us for what will be a fantastic evening of food, drinks and trophies!

The AGM will be held at 2.30pm, but please join us at 2pm for tea and coffee.
An informal discussion will follow the AGM.

Drinks will be from 6pm in the Great Hall and you will be called through to dinner in the Thompson Room at 7pm.
The Awards Presentation will take place between courses and conclude after the dinner.

For those who still want more after the dinner has finished, the bar will remain open until 'last man (or woman) standing'

Stanbrook Abbey are offering discounts on their room prices and holding rooms for us until 30th November. Please call them on 01905 832940 to book your room

 and quote Monoposto to make sure you receive the discounted rate.

Click Here to Fill in an Online Booking Form for Tickets


ANNUAL AWARDS

The main championship awards have already been settled (except for the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Champion which will be decided at Anglesey on 18th November), BUT there are also a number of subjective awards that we give out each year.

As per last year, we thought we would throw it over to you, the members, to nominate people who you think deserve the awards.

The awards and their criteria can be found below, along with a nomination form.
You can make as many nominations as you like.

Please send all your nominations to Rachel by 7th November.
(rachel@monoposto.co.uk or RJ Events, Nelson Street, Doncaster, DN4 5AB)

Click Here for Awards and Criteria

Click Here for Nomination Form

Race Report - Silverstone GP 13-14 October 2018 - UKCG Monoposto Championship

October 21, 2018

What a difference a week makes. I’m on my way to Silverstone for the second weekend in a row and boy how it has changed. The HSCC Finals meeting has fared well with mild weather and sunshine, unlike the final rounds of the UKCG Monoposto Championship on 13th – 14th October which was battered by ‘Storm Callum’.

On the Friday for testing the wind was insane and most people struggled to put any semblance of an awning up at all. It was battering everybody, but at least it was mostly dry. The wind and rain continued overnight to give us a cold and damp Saturday morning. But by the time our qualifying started it had dried out and was sunny and warm. Some of us even caught the sun on Saturday afternoon.

Qualifying got underway with 41 people representing Monoposto on the grid. Overall pole was taken by Alex Fores in the F3 class driving the Bromfield Racing Dallara F301 which had just finished a complete overhaul and was out with a brand new livery. Alex qualified 4 seconds ahead of Neil Harrison, who took second in his Dallara F302. Third overall went to James Densley in his Formula Renault and he was closely followed by a quartet of Moto 1000s of all different makes.

Leading the Moto 1000 pack was Richard Gittings in his Jedi, then Mark Reade in his Leastone, Dominic Shepherd in his JKS and then Tom Rawlings in his Speads. Kevan McLurg broke the pack qualifying eighth overall and third for the F3 class and behind him was Dax Ward and Dean Warren for the Moto 1000s. With the M1000 championship still up for grabs this was shaping up to be a very exciting grid as there was a 4 way battle still ongoing. Mick Kinghorn bowed out of the championship battle early though as a blown engine saw him retire during qualifying and head for home.

Further down the grid, Peter Whitmore qualified first of the Classics ahead of Jared Wood who was second in class but five places further back on the grid and in third place was Peter Venn, who had borrowed Robin Dawe’s Vauxhall Lotus for the weekend to try to keep Peter Whitmore from denying him the Classic Championship. In the 1800 class, although the championship had already been decided, there was still looking to be a heated battle on going, with Phil Davis continuing his pace from Brands GP and out qualifying Chris Lord by 0.03 seconds.

Qualifying was brought to an abrupt halt a few minutes from the end though as Geoff Fern caught some oil on the last corner that spun him off and into the Armco before the start of the pit wall. He went in with quite some force and the red flags came out to call a stop to the session. The medical and rescue crews were with him fast and it wasn’t long before he was taken away to the Medical Centre. After several brain scans, they gave up trying to locate it and he was released back home the next day, with a limp from a hairline fracture in his hip. Everybody from Monoposto sends their best to Geoff and whilst we are keen to see him back out racing, hopefully someone will explain the terms ‘rest’ and ‘relax’ to him so that he can recuperate fully for next season.

Overnight the weather turned and the winds picked up again, joined with heavy rain which continued all night and into the next morning. Grim is the best way to describe the Sunday morning. The start of the day was delayed by almost an hour before the GT Cup cars went out for their warm up. The British F3s then headed out, but their session only lasted a couple of laps before being red flagged. More delays ensued as the Monoposto drivers sat in the assembly area amongst a sea of umbrellas and damp support crews. Eventually it was decided that our grid could head out behind the safety car for a safety car start.

The train followed the safety car round for two laps but a spin from Dave Wheal kept it out for another lap as he was cleared from the track. The safety car then pulled in for the race to begin, four of our cars followed him in rather than risking the race and 33 set off in the terrible conditions. Alex Fores was the only driver to complete a full race lap before the red flags came out. The cause of the red flag was Russ Giles who had spun on the straight by the Wing and was at ninety degrees to the pit wall over there. With the race over, the drivers all filed back in to the paddock and the results were declared based on the 3 safety car laps.

A rainy couple of hours followed with no other championships taking to the track and eventually the meeting was cancelled. It was a sad way to end what had been a fantastic championship, but there was one silver lining which was for Peter Venn. Although he had borrowed a car for the meeting to have the chance of winning the Classic Championship, he was proud to say that he had not only taken the title in the Classic Championship, but he realised that he had won it whilst sitting in the assembly area as Peter Whitmore had decided not to race in the conditions. This therefore meant that Mr Venn won based on the points he had scored earlier in the championship in the Anson, which he was proud to have done for his uncle, Dave Dudley.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 UKCG Monoposto Champions and hopefully we will see some of you at Brands or Anglesey with the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy, if not next season.

Race Report - Reprise IT TTC Castle Combe 15th September

September 20, 2018

The Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy kicked off for the 2018 championship at Castle Combe on Saturday 15th September. The format of the event was a one day double header, with all cars on one grid. The event attracted a good entry, with twenty five cars lining up to try to take the early championship lead.

Qualifying saw Jason Timms take pole overall in his Moto 1400 Dallara with Tom Rawlings close behind in second and first in the Moto 1000 class. Robin Dawe qualified first of the 2000 class with Terry Clark second and Peter Venn third, although they were spread a few cars apart on the grid. The 1800 class was all bunched together on track with Phil Davis holding pole for the class and Will Cox was at the front of the 1600 class and seventeenth overall on the grid.

 

Nigel Davers retired from qualifying in a cloud of smoke after two laps because of a seal letting go. He managed to get the problem fixed in time for the first race though. Rachel Lovett qualified nineteenth and was getting quicker each lap, before pulling off on the side of the track - as it turned out, she had switched the ignition off when changing gear... This resulted in Ewen taking a grinder to the ignition and fuel pump switches to stop this happening again. Tom Rawlings also parked up with gearbox issues and a red flag was brought out five minutes from the end of session which was not restarted.

Race one saw Jason Timms have a good start and maintain the lead of the race from start to finish. Tom Rawlings stayed close on him and challenged for the lead in the first few laps, but then he began dropping back as it turned out that a wire had come off the air flow sensor which put the car into limp mode. Tom finished sixth overall and third in class in the end. Zachary Anderton had a good start to the race, he had started sixth on the grid, but got up to fourth off the start, overtaking Robin Dawe and Mark Harrison. He got past Dominic Shepherd for third place on lap six and then inherited second when Tom Rawlings dropped back which he maintained to the end of the race. Dom slipped back a couple of places from there and ended up fifth overall and second in the Moto 1000 class.

Mark Harrison started the race from fifth on the grid but dropped to sixth off the start before getting past Robin Dawe on lap three to retake fifth place. He got past Dominic Shepherd for fourth place on lap eleven and then gained third place overall with Tom Rawlings dropping down the pack. He also won the F3 class. James Drew-Williams finished second in the F3 class and seventh overall on the grid. In the 2000 class, Robin Dawe took the class win, fourth overall and set a new 2000 class record. Terry Clark finished second in class and Peter Venn third, they were eighth and ninth overall on the grid respectively. Terry did very well to finish where he did after a spin on the first lap at the exit of Quarry left him right at the back of the pack. He climbed his way back up over the course of the race, before taking second in class away from Peter on the final lap of the race.

The 1800 class, which was the biggest of the day, saw battles raging within the class for the entire race. Phil Davis started on pole in class with Geoff Fern behind him and Chris Lord next in line, followed by Adrian Heath and Rodney Toft. Chris Lord got a great start to the race and got up to the lead of the class, Phil Davis stuck with him but didn’t get a chance to make a move back during the race. Phil had to defend hard from Geoff Fern who was right behind him. Geoff got past for second in class on lap eleven, but then dropped back down to third a couple of laps later and finished the race there. Rodney Toft had a clean race to finish fourth in class and fifteenth overall on the grid. Adrian Heath had a bad start to the race and lost a few places on the first lap to eighteenth on the grid overall, he then had an off at Bobbies on the second lap which let Martin Wright, Rachel Lovett and Richard Greening through. Martin Wright was the next one to have an off which bumped Rachel and Adrian up and with Adrian having got back past Richard Greening, there was a battle for fifth place in the 1800 class. Adrian eventually found a way through after a few laps but then disaster struck again as a push rod snapped a lap later which caused him to retire from the race.

The grid for race two was set by the fastest laps set in race one so the positions were mixed around from the first qualifying and race. Jason Timms started on pole again and led for most of the race before retiring three laps from the end. Tom Rawlings started from second position and was staying close to Jason Timms until he had a wheel bearing let go on lap seven which saw him park up next to the Esses. More bad luck at the front saw Mark Harrison start third, gain second after Tom’s retirement and then retire himself two laps later after a rear wheel came loose. His silver lining came in the form of the new F3 class lap record though. Mark and his brother Neil have been swapping the record between them over the last few years, but Mark has upped the game by taking two seconds off the previous record! Zach Anderton and Dominic Shepherd didn’t make the race after qualifying fourth and fifth respectively which left James Drew-Williams from the F3 class (who had qualified sixth overall) free to take the overall win of the race.

 

In the 2000 class, Robin Dawe had made an early retirement after his class win in the first race and did not make an appearance for race two. Terry Clark remained facing in the right direction for the entirety of the second race and brought his car home first in class and second overall in the race. Peter Venn stayed behind Terry but could not quite match his pace and dropped back from him during the race to take third overall and second in class. Nigel Davers came third in class and fourth overall for the 2000 class having swapped cars after race one and started at the back of the grid in the Team Fern Mygale.

Dave Wheal took fifth overall in the race and the Moto 1000 class win, having driven well all day. In the 1800 class, Chris Lord led from start to finish again which not only won him the class, but he also won Champion of Castle Combe. Behind him, Geoff Fern and Phil Davis battled it out for second in class, with Phil being the eventual victor. However, Geoff did manage to take the fastest lap in class and set a new lap record for the 1800 class, which was fitting as in the same race he lost his Moto 1000 class lap record to Tom Rawlings. Will Cox had two good races in the 1600 class, leading the class from start to finish in both races and taking fastest laps in class for both. He spent most of his time battling against drivers from other classes and ended up taking second overall for the day. Terry Clark took third overall for the day in the 2000 class and sits just one point behind Will in the Championship standings ahead of Brands Hatch on 27th October.

Monoposto Champions at Goodwood Revival 2018

September 6, 2018

There are four Monoposto champions racing at Goodwood Revival this weekend (7-9 September)....

Ewen Sergison has won 3 Monoposto Championships - 2008 1600 class, 2012 1800 class and 2015 Tiedeman Trophy. He will be racing in the Fordwater Trophy at Goodwood which has qualifying on Friday at 10.30am and then the race on Saturday at 10am. The car he will be using is a 1948 Connaught L2, 2500cc Lea Francis engine.

 

 

Mark Harrison has also won 3 Monoposto Championships - 2005, 2006 and 2007 all in the Mono 2000 (now Mono F3) class. He will be taking part in the Kinrara Trophy in a 1962 AC Cobra. Qualifying is at 9.45am on Friday and the race is at 6.45pm on Friday and goes on into the evening. It is a two driver race and Mark is sharing the car with Nick Padmore, multiple Historic F1 champion and current holder of the Goodwood Circuit lap record. The Kinrara Trophy race this year is being billed as the 'Most Expensive Motor Race in the World' with a combined value of cars on the grid approaching £200 million.

 

Jonathan Lewis is a two time Monoposto champion, having won the Mono 2000 (now Mono F3) class in 2003 an 2004. He is campaigning his 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S in the St Mary's Trophy and is sharing the car with professional racing driver, Nicolas Minassian. Nicolas will be racing in Part 1 of the St. Mary's Trophy, qualifying at 11.45am on Friday and racing at 1.30pm on Saturday, Jonathan will then be doing Part 2 which has qualifying at 4.15pm on Friday and the race at 12.40pm on Sunday.

 

(Jim has not arrived yet... We will update the photo when he is here!)

Jim Timms is our final Monoposto Champion on the Revival billing, Jim won the 1993 and 1997 Monoposto B Class championships and also brought son, Jason, and nephew, Jeremy, into the club as well who share eight championships between them. Jim will be taking part in the Chichester Cup in his 1962 Cooper-Ford T59.  He will be qualifying on Friday at 2.45pm and racing on Sunday at 10am.

 

 

 

You will be able to watch all of the action from Goodwood live online at this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr-L5Kj8_ns

We hope you'll watch and support our past champions as they take on new challenges.

Good luck boys!!!

Race Report - Brands GP 18th August 2018

September 5, 2018

Monoposto descended on Brands Hatch for a one day meeting on the GP circuit on Saturday 18th August. This meeting was the penultimate meeting of this year’s championship and six of our eight class championships were decided over the course of the day. The grids had also been swapped around whereby we had the Moto 1000, 1800 and 1600 classes on one grid and the F3, Moto 1400, 2000, FR2000 and Classic classes on the other grid. This was mostly down to the success of the Moto 1000 class this year and the need to even out the numbers on each of our grids.

Qualifying for the Moto 1000, 1800 and 1600 grid saw four retirements on the first couple of laps with varying issues, all of which were solved in time for the drivers in question to qualify out of session and join the back of the grid for the races. Tom Rawlings took pole for this grid with Richard Gittings and Mark Reade not far behind him. Chris Lord qualified tenth overall and first for the 1800 class and Geoff Fern qualified first for the 1600 class and thirteenth overall on the twenty nine car grid. Eddie Guest qualified nineteenth after nearly not making it out in qualifying. He couldn’t get his car started in the assembly area and a quick diagnosis from Ewen Sergison who was stood nearby was that he had no spark, a quick reattachment of a loose distributor wire saw him join the track after a couple of minutes.

Tom Rawlings got a good start in the first race of the day and managed to fend off Richard Gittings for five laps and build up a 2.5 second lead over him, but on lap six Richard managed to reduce this gap considerably before passing Tom on lap eight. Tom stuck with him but was unable to get back past. Mark Reade briefly held second in the race during the first couple of laps, but after Richard Gittings got back past him on lap two of the race, he stayed in third for the rest of the race and had a fairly lonely time with a consistently increasing gap ahead of him and behind him. He finished the race eighteen seconds behind the leaders and eighteen seconds ahead of Craig Hurran in fourth.

Dave Wheal had an eventful race, after having to start from the back due to failing to qualify, he climbed up from twenty ninth place to finish eleventh overall and ninth in class. It was a similar story for Morgan McCourt who went from twenty eighth place to finish fifteenth overall and tenth in class. Dominic Shepherd was the only retirement from this race as he pulled off on lap three. This was the only retirement that the championship leader has had all year, but luckily he was able to get back out for the second race.

In the 1800 class, Phil Davis managed to get past Chris Lord on the first lap of the race in between the first and second corners and he fought the whole race to keep him behind, eventually taking the class win by 0.9 seconds. Chris didn’t give Phil any breathing space at all for the entire race and Phil worked hard to take his second class win of the year. Julian Hoskins took third in the class and Adrian Heath came fourth. Geoff Fern won the 1600 class, finishing thirteenth overall on the grid, and further down in twenty-first and twenty-second overall were Chris Williams and Simon Davey who were second and third in class respectively.

Race 2 for this grid saw five cars fail to make it to the assembly area in time and they then had to start from the pit lane. This included Mark Reade, who had qualified third for the race. Mark had a far more interesting race than the first of the day, as he had to pass twenty five cars on his way through the pack. He eventually finished fourth overall. Richard Gittings started the race from pole position, having set the fastest lap time in the first race of the day. He drove a solid race start to finish to take his second win of the day. Craig Hurran managed to get ahead of Tom Rawlings at the start of the race but lost the position on lap two. Tom then retired from the race with transmission problems on lap four, which put Craig back up to second. He maintained second place for most of the race until Dean Warren managed to get ahead of him on the last lap of the race.

It was a role reversal for Chris Lord and Phil Davis in the 1800 class for the second race. Phil had qualified ahead of Chris but Chris got past him for the class lead at the start of the race and then he kept the lead for the entire race. Phil stayed close behind but didn’t manage to get past him. Julian Hoskins took another third place in the class and Adrian Heath took fourth again after a close fight with Lochlan Bearman, which saw them swap places a couple of times.

Geoff Fern took the 1600 class win again in the second race and Eddie Guest came in second in class and nineteenth overall after qualifying fourth in class and twenty sixth overall. Simon Davey also beat Chris Williams to third place in this race, having overtaken him on the second lap and kept him behind for the rest of the race.

 

 

Qualifying for the F3, 2000, FR2000 and Classic grid saw a safety car deployed during the fourth lap that lasted until the end of the session. Robin Dawe had a spin coming out of Sheene Curve and although he managed to recover it, Jared Wood was left with nowhere to go and was collected in the incident. This put them both out of the session and whilst Robin was able to get back out for the races, unfortunately Jared Wood had to call it a day as he didn’t have the spares he needed to fix the damage. Jeremy Timms qualified on pole overall for the Moto 1400 class with Ben Cater second on the grid and first in class for the F3 class. Alex Fores qualified second in the F3 class, with Neil Harrison third. Robin Dawe qualified first in the 2000 class and seventh overall, despite only completing three laps of qualifying. Terry Clark was second in class and Bryn Tootell third.

 

Jeremy Timms had a good start to the first race and quickly built a cushion of about four seconds ahead of Ben Cater who was second on track, but first in the F3 class. Jeremy led the race from start to finish, although he almost lost it on the last lap as he hadn’t realised how much Ben Cater had gained on him. Jeremy slowed down before crossing the line to graciously refrain from lapping the cars in front so that they could have their last lap and in that moment, Ben almost got past and Jeremy just managed to retain the lead, crossing the line 0.19 seconds ahead of Ben.

Whilst Jeremy’s slowing on his final lap gave Russ Giles an extra lap of the race, it cost Mat Jordan third place in the 2000 class as his engine let go during that final lap and he didn’t finish the race. Mat wasn’t the only unlucky one in the 2000 class as Robin Dawe also failed to finish. After a good start to the race, Robin was overtaken by Bryn Tootell on the second lap and whilst he stuck close behind him for five laps, he then retired on the eighth lap of the race. Bryn took the victory with a two car buffer to Terry Clark in second place and Robert Smith took third place in the end after Mat Jordan broke down on the final lap.

In the F3 class, Ben Cater took the win with Alex Fores having a lonely run to second and Neil Harrison coming in third. Dan Fox stayed fairly close with Neil during the race, finishing off in fourth place which was a good show considering this was his first race with Monoposto and his car was the older spec Dallara F397 which is clearly still competitive in the class. Jason Timms came second in the Moto 1400 class and eighth overall in the race, with Geoff Fern finishing third in class and twelfth overall. Whilst the Moto 1400 class were spread out from each other on the grid, they each enjoyed their own battles on track with cars from different classes.

Jeremy Timms was on pole again for the second race of the day for this grid but he had a lot of wheelspin on the start which cost him the lead as both Ben Cater and Neil Harrison got past him, Neil going from fourth place to take second off the start. Jeremy got back past Neil for second place on the second lap of the race and Alex Fores also got through, pushing Neil back down to fourth. They held those positions for the next few laps before Alex got past Jeremy to take second overall on lap seven and he then made a few seconds gap over Jeremy to hold the position until the end of the race.

Robin Dawe was back out for this race and started sixth overall but first in class, having set a faster lap than Bryn Tootell in the first race. Bryn started just behind Robin and managed to get past for the class lead on the first lap, before Robin got back in front on the second lap. Robin managed to keep Bryn behind him for the rest of the race, but he was never far behind and eventually finished one second behind him. Robert Smith had another good drive to take third in the 2000 class for this race as well.

Jeremy Timms won the Moto 1400 class with a third place overall, Geoff Fern had qualified ahead of Jason Timms for this race and maintained that position to finish in second place, ahead of Jason. In the Classic class, Will McAteer had qualified just ahead of Peter Whitmore, but a problem with his starter motor meant that he started from the pits and had to make the places back up, he was back up with Peter by the end of lap three and got past on lap four for the lead of the Classic class and he managed to fend Peter off for the rest of the race to take his second win of the day.

At the end of the day’s racing we were able to announce a number of the class championship winners, so congratulations to the following drivers who have taken the win in their class for this year:

Geoff Fern - 1600 Champion 2018

Chris Lord - 1800 Champion

Bryn Tootell - 2000 Champion

Ben Cater - F3 Champion

James Densley - FR2000 Champion

Geoff Fern - Moto 1400 Champion

The Moto 1000 and Classic championships are still yet to be decided and these will come down to the final two races at Silverstone on 13th and 14th October.

Monoposto at NEC Classic Motor Show 9-11 November

August 30, 2018

Monoposto have been given a club stand at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 9-11 November 2018.

Visit it us on Stand 8-350 in Hall 8.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, already the UK’s biggest indoor classic vehicle exhibition, is now even bigger for 2018! Adding an extra hall, the show is inviting even more clubs to display at the event to create the World’s biggest gathering of classic motoring clubs.

Held at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November, around 300 classic car and classic motorbike clubs will showcase vehicles owned by members, interpreting this year’s show theme of ‘Built to Last.’

We will have a display of cars on the stand and information about the club. Hopefully we will see some existing members there and hopefully get some more people interested in racing with us next year and beyond!

For more information about the show, please visit the show website: www.necclassicmotorshow.com

Monoposto members can get discounted tickets for the event, if you would like the link to buy discounted tickets, please email rachel@monoposto.co.uk

Ticket prices are: Adult £24.50 (£30 on-the-door) and Family, 2 adults and up to 3 children, £68 (£80 on-the-door)

 

 

 

Anglesey Coastal, Reprise IT TTC Rounds 5 & 6, 18 November

August 21, 2018

The final meeting of the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Championship will be held at Anglesey using the Coastal Circuit. Last year, Monoposto returned to Anglesey for the first time in 8 years, everybody had a fantastic time at the meeting and so the decision was taken to return again for 2018.

The meeting will be held over one day, with all cars on one grid. This meeting will use the twin header format, with the grid for the second race determined by the fastest laps set in the first race.

Points will be awarded in each class to Competitors listed as classified finishers in the Final Results as follows: 15, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Fastest lap in each Class = 1 point. Plus 1 additional point for each of the number of entrants in the class as at the qualifying session for the round.

We have been allocated garages 1-10 for this event, the garage allocations are shown on the entry list below. The Mono Hub will be set up in garage 6.

Documents will appear here as they are released or updated:

Brands Hatch Indy, Reprise IT TTC Rounds 3 & 4, 27 October

August 21, 2018

Monoposto will be visiting Brands Hatch on 27th October for the second meeting of the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy.

The meeting will be held over one day, with all cars on one grid. This meeting will use the double header format, with the grid for the second race determined by the fastest laps set in the first race.

Points will be awarded in each class to Competitors listed as classified finishers in the Final Results as follows: 15, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Fastest lap in each Class = 1 point. Plus 1 additional point for each of the number of entrants in the class as at the qualifying session for the round.

We have been allocated garages 1 - 14 for this meeting, a garage plan can be found below.

Documents will appear here as they are released or updated:

 


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UKCG Mono F3 Championship

1United KingdomBen CATER155
2United KingdomNeil HARRISON100
3United KingdomRuss GILES95
4United KingdomMike HATTON69
5United KingdomTony BISHOP45
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UKCG Mono 2000 Championship

1United KingdomBryn TOOTELL141 (171)
2United KingdomTerry CLARK113
3United KingdomKevin OTWAY94
4United KingdomMat JORDAN92
5United KingdomRichard GREENING76
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UKCG Mono 2000 Classic Championship

1United KingdomPeter VENN119
2AustraliaPeter WHITMORE82
3United KingdomJared WOOD66
4United KingdomWill McATEER49
5United KingdomIan HUGHES47
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UKCG Mono 1800 Championship

1United KingdomChris LORD159 (184)
2United KingdomPhilip DAVIS130 (156)
3United KingdomSteven GRIFFEN102 (114)
4United KingdomDavid JONES78 (88)
5ScotlandDoug McLAY72
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UKCG Mono 1600 Championship

1United KingdomGeoff FERN160 (187)
2United KingdomEddie GUEST84
3United KingdomSeamus WILD24
4United KingdomChris WILLIAMS21
5United KingdomSimon DAVEY20
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UKCG Mono Moto 1400 Championship

1United KingdomGeoff FERN144 (164)
2United KingdomMartin WRIGHT113 (131)
3United KingdomJason TIMMS98
4United KingdomJeremy TIMMS44
5United KingdomTony GAUNTLETT0
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UKCG Mono Moto 1000 Championship

1United KingdomDean WARREN107
2United KingdomDominic SHEPHERD100 (116)
3IrelandMark READE97
4United KingdomMick KINGHORN81
5United KingdomTom RAWLINGS80
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2017 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy

United KingdomNeil HARRISON109
ScotlandEwen SERGISON105
United KingdomTerry CLARK102
United KingdomJames GORDON-COLEBROOKE98
United KingdomPhilip DAVIS91
United KingdomMatthew WALTERS83
United KingdomGeoff FERN83
United KingdomWill COX83
United KingdomMark SMITH82
United KingdomChris LORD66
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Monoposto has been ideal for Northbrook College, it suits our budget and the variety of venues is perfect for the student experience. We look forward to next year. Many thanks.

- Team Northbrook Racing

Everyone has been so welcoming and helped us out when we have been in need. The Championship has been excellently managed and we have thoroughly enjoyed every weekend

- Swansea Metropolitan University Team

2017 Monoposto Championship