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2017 - Cadwell Park, Rounds 1 & 2

March 24, 2017

This 2 day event takes place at Cadwell Park on the 22nd and 23rd of April as part of the MSVR race meeting and is the opening rounds of the 2017 Monoposto Championship. There will be one 15 min qualifying and one 15 min race on each day for 2 grids comprising up to maximum 28 cars, thus capacity at this meeting for 54 cars.

Anticipated grid split will be Mono F3, FR, 2000 and Classic on one grid and Mono 1600, 1800, 1400 and 1000 on the other although this may change depending on entries to ensure that everyone gets a chance to race.

Details of the meeting will appear here as they become available.  The official, up-to-date information can be found on the MSVR website

Note: Paddock space at Cadwell Park is always limited, so please be considerate with the amount of space your rig takes up and to move empty trailers and non-essential vehicles to the overflow areas further up the paddock.

Monoposto Lap Records

Moto 1000  -  F3 -  1600 -   Moto 1400  -  2000 -   1800  -  Classic
Cadwell Park: venue info

2017 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy will be contested over 6 races over 3 meetings

  • 1st October - Donington Park National (750MC)
  • 14th October - Castle Combe (CCRC)
  • 19th November - Anglesey (BRSCC)

Regulations can be found here:- 2017 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Monoposto Championship Regulations

Entry form can be found here:- 2017 Tiedeman Trophy Entry Form

 

 

2017 Prospectus

March 3, 2017

Our 2017 prospectus can be downloaded here.

It is designed to be a guide for newcomers to Monoposto Racing, but has useful information for established competitors.

2016 AGM Notice

January 27, 2017

Please find attached the notice for next Saturdays AGM, ahead of the awards dinner in the evening.

The meeting will be held at DeVere Staverton Park, Staverton, Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 6JT, starting at 2.30pm

Refreshments will be served from 2.00pm, and following the formal part of the AGM, there will be a short break, after which there will be an informal discussion forum, similar to that held at Silverstone.

AGM Notice

 

Mono F3: roadmap proposal for future regulations regarding engines

January 11, 2017

We have seen a golden era for the Mono2000 / Mono F3 class over the last 16 years. The rules that have been in place for this time have given us a choice of reliable, competitive engines that have been easily and cheaply available. We have seen 2000cc engines from Vauxhall, Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen win Mono races outright in this period.

Other that a relatively small change to the regulations in 2010 to allow fuel injection, the stability of the regulations has been seen to be very beneficial to the membership. Unfortunately, these engines are now getting long in the tooth, base engine and parts availability for some of them is becoming difficult. This situation of parts availability is not going to improve over time.

This availability problem has not yet become critical, we should use this time we have available to look at the future regulations for the class. This time gives us the possibility to formulate, discuss and implement a regulations roadmap for the largest of the Mono classes without the need for emergency measures.

The attached document below, drawn up by Russ Giles and the Technical Committee, is intended to be the start of a discussion process, with the intention to have reached a consensus by the summer.   The regulations would be implemented for the 2020 season, allowing all current and future competitors plenty of time to prepare, and for those regulations to be stable bar minor adjustments until the 2025 season.

Replies should be sent to technical.comm@monoposto.co.uk

Download PDF:- MONOPOSTO RACING CLUB F3 CLASS - ENGINE REGULATIONS - V2

ROPS for Single Seat Racing Cars

December 29, 2016

ROPS for Single Seat Racing Cars


Technical Director Russ Giles has approached the MSA concerning the recent issues over Roll Over Protection Systems ("ROPS") as the issue applies to Monoposto. The following response has been received from the MSA Technical Department. Many thanks to the MSA for their help.

I thought it best to answer your questions (in italics) in order so please see my comments in blue below. But I will stress that there is nothing new, no new regulations, no new enforcement, the single seater ROPS regulations were last amended in 1987 and before that in 1977. The “focus” is due to it being highlighted to us that a few manufacturers of Sprint and Hill Climb single seaters were producing cars with ROPS that did not comply with MSA regulations. Note that the ROPS regulations for Single Seaters in Sprints and Hill climbs are the same as for circuit racing. The manufacturers were brought together for a meeting and following this most manufacturers are being proactive in rectifying the issue.

 Due to the number of queries received on this topic we are developing a guidance article to be published in the MSA newsletter and on our website stating what the existing requirements are. We  hope for this to be available within the first couple of weeks of the new year.

 To answer your specific queries;

Most of our members use cars that have been used in other professional race series in the past. Some do not conform to the dimensional requirements for tube diameters Etc laid out in the blue book,  but have been approved and certificated by the MSA or FIA in period. The proof of this is the existence of the certificates for the various vehicles. I am led to believe that the MSA holds a comprehensive record of these certificates, and these can be made available for those owners that do not have access to the certificates for their car.

Any vehicle certified by the MSA, FIA or any FIA recognised ASN is acceptable and remains acceptable providing the ROPS is as detailed on the certification. We hold records of all MSA certified ROPS. Owners of vehicles with MSA issued certification can contact us to obtain an official copy.

Can you please confirm what your guidelines will be for the scrutineering teams for next season regarding the ROPS?

No different, there are no new regulations so scrutineers should be enforcing the existing regulations as they always have done.

Will you be expecting all the competitors to produce ROPS certificates at scrutineering?

No, ROPS certificates are only required to be presented where a ROPS is certified by an ASN or the FIA. For a ROPS built to the Blue Book specification does not need any certification. Where a ROPS is certified it has always been a requirement for it to be presented at scrutineering (K1.5.1). Also vehicles with ROPS built and approved to FIA Formulae regulations (F3, F3000 etc..) or FIA Appendix J are not required to present certification providing the vehicle structure still complies to these regulations, the onus on proof of compliance lies with the competitor. 

Can you provide a listing or catalogue of what ROPS certificates are available from the MSA?

It would be better for any competitors who want to check for certification to contact us directly and we will advise.

Is there an age of vehicle where there are different ROPS requirements, I have seen Pre 1986 mentioned, but I can see no mention of this in the blue book.

The Blue Book specification changed for the 1987 season, prior to 1987 the MSA regulations allowed either a 35x2mm Chromoly Tube or a 42.4x2.6mm CDS tube, from 1987 only the 42.4x2mm CDS tube was permitted for an MSA Specification ROPS. Changes in ROPS regulations are not retrospectively applied, so a pre-1987 car with a 35x2mm Chromoly ROPS remains eligible. Remember that for a certified ROPS the Blue Book material specifications do not apply, the dimensions will be detailed on the certificate.

I hope this helps clarify. 

Thanks & Best Regards

2016 season awards

December 20, 2016

The championships have long been settled, but there are also awards for more subjective activities. The tables below show who has won what. The awards will be presented at the AGM (Click here for details)

Trophy Name Award Criteria Recipient 2016
MONO F3 Champion Ben CATER
2nd Tony BISHOP
3rd Chris HODGEN
MONO 2000 Class Champion Kevin OTWAY
2nd Mat JORDAN
3rd Terry CLARK
MONO Classic 2000 Class Champion Robin DAWE
2nd Will McATEER
3rd Chris LORD
MONO 1800 Class Champion David JONES
2nd Philip DAVIS
3rd Doug McLAY
MONO 1600 Class Champion Geoff FERN
2nd Eddie GUEST
3rd James GORDON-COLEBROOKE
MOTO 1400 Class Champion Jeremy TIMMS
2nd Jason TIMMS
3rd Andrew GORDON-COLEBROOKE
MOTO 1000 Class Champion Richard GITTINGS
2nd Craig HURRAN
3rd Jonathan REED
VINDALOO (Any Class) To the "hottest" driver, based on the number of fastest laps Geoff Fern
NEW MEMBER (Any Class) To the most successful new member based on their position as a percentage of the average grid in their class in the overall class results  James Harris
ENDEAVOUR (Any Class) To the driver who came nearest to winning championship honours without doing so based on the number of points scored in the Mono Championship  Mark Drew
ONLINE-LANDLORD (Any Class) To the driver scoring the most points prior to any deductions for dropped scores  Geoff Fern
SUNBAC NOVA (Any Class) For the novice drivers scoring highest points:
Champion James Harris
2nd Alex Fores
TIEDEMAN TROPHY Champion Geoff FERN
2nd Bryn TOOTELL
3rd Len TURNER
STEM TROPHY(Any Class)

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics

To the University or College team whose championship points are the biggest percentage of the championship winner  Northbrook College
(Shane Kelly)
 College of West Anglia
(James Williams)
 University of Wales, Trinity St David
(Kevin Couling)

 

Trophy Name Award Criteria Recipient 2016
PERSISTENCE
(Any Class)
To the driver who never managed the top placings despite a full and hard season  Russ Giles
STEVE PASHLEY MEMORIAL
(Mono 1600/ 1800)
To the driver of the self-prepared car prepared to the highest standard  Alex Fores
NEWBRIDGE
(Mono F3/ 2000/ Classic/ 1400/ 1000)
To the driver of the self-prepared car prepared tothe highest standard  Craig Hurran
HARD LUCK
(Any Class)
To the driver with shocking problems but who made a positive effort to overcome them  Peter Lague
DAVID COOMBS MEMORIAL
(Mono F3/ 2000/ Classic/ 1400/ 1000)
To the driver whose endeavours and enthusiasm have added to the spirit of the MRC  Mark Drew
CLUB
(Mono 1600/ 1800)
To the person most typifying the Club's spirit and pursuance of its aims  John Hare
MECHANICS
(Mono 2000/ Classic/ 1000)
To the mechanic(s) considered to have contributed most to a driver's success  Steve Magill
PRESIDENT'S
(Mono 1600/ 1800)
To the mechanic(s) who has done the mostest to get their driver to the circuits and keep the car going  Ann Guest
ABC
(Any Class)
To the Club Member who made an extraordinary achievement during the year  Emma Cliffe
SPHERIC
(Any Class)
To the driver "with the biggest balls" !  Tony Bishop
COMMITTEE
(Any)
To the person doing much in the Club's interest  Rachel Lovett & Ewen Sergison
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT To the person who over many years has made a unique mark on the club  Geoff Fern

 

2017 AGM and Awards Dinner 4th Feb 2017

November 6, 2016

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MONOPOSTO RACING CLUB
AGM, Dinner and Awards Presentation

Saturday, 4th February 2017

DeVere Staverton Park
Staverton,
Daventry,
Northamptonshire,
NN11 6JT


The Monoposto AGM, Dinner and Awards Presentation will again be held at DeVere Staverton Park. Come and join us for some good food, wine, a catch up with friends and fellow racers and of course the all important prizes!

This year, tickets are available to buy online by clicking on the link below. There is also the option to download and complete a paper form if you would prefer. There is no need to do both, if you choose to buy a ticket online you will be contacted to confirm any special dietary requirements and preferred table companions. No postage or collection of tickets is required, any reference to these on the payment page should be ignored.

If you will be attending the AGM only, please let us know by email, so we can plan numbers.

trophy2AGM & discussion forum (all welcome)

  • Coffee/tea/biscuits - 2.00 pm
  • AGM - 2.30 pm
  • Followed by an informal discussion forum
  • AGM Notice

Dinner & awards presentation in the County Suite.
Entry by ticket only (£41 per person)

  • Drinks - 6.30 pm
  • Evening dinner - 7.30 pm
  • Awards presentation - 9.30 pm
  • Disco - 10.00 pm – 01.00 am

Dress code: Black tie, or lounge suit for men.

trophy3Hotel rooms

Rooms can be booked directly with hotel reservation on 01327 302000.

The room rate with bed and breakfast is:

  • £59 (Single occupancy)
  • £69 (Double occupancy)
    Please quote discount code: DNFB040117 and book before 18th December to secure the special rates.

At time of writing, these prices are cheaper than booking.com for rooms with breakfast, rooms without breakfast are cheaper on booking.com and of course there may be some Black Friday deals on 24th November.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK DINNER TICKETS ONLINE or HERE for a traditional form.

 

2017 calendar

November 3, 2016

Monoposto 2017 Championship

Below is the calendar for next year.  The regulations and therefore the calendar have been accepted by the MSA.

The Monoposto Championship

  • 22/23 April – Cadwell Park 2 Qualifying, 2 Races
  • 20/21 May – Brands Hatch GP - 1 Qualifying, 3 Races
  • 1/2 July – Silverstone GP - 1 Qualifying, 2 Races
  • 29 July – Oulton Park - 1 Qualifying, 2 Races
  • 26/27 August- Snetterton 300 - 2 Qualifying, 2 Races
  • 16/17 September – Donington Park GP - 1 Qualifying , 3 Races

14 rounds, 11 to count

Several events will trial the three race format discussed at the Silverstone discussion forum.

Tiedeman Trophy

This is still being discussed and will be announced as soon as possible

Provisional Format

Three single day meetings
One practice and two races at each meeting
Meetings to be held after the end of the Monoposto Championship

European Round

There will be no Monoposto race at Spa-Francorchamps in 2017 as it is not economically viable, however Monoposto has been offered the opportunity to have a grid at Zandvoort for their 'British Race Festival' weekend on 8th & 9th July 2017.

The weekend that has been offered to us is 1 week after the Silverstone GP rounds of the Monoposto Championship and 3 weeks before the following rounds at Oulton Park.

Zandvoort is a town on the Dutch coast, to the west of Amsterdam.     It is approx 245 miles from Calais ferry terminal or 55 miles from the Hook of Holland ferry terminal.   There are regular flights to Amsterdam Schipol airport, and a train service to Zandvoort town.   The circuit is nearby, near the coast.

The costs have yet to be decided as they will be dependent upon interest from the club but should be less than previous events at Spa.

 

Snetterton TV footage

October 24, 2016

jmt_footerRaceTV filmed the four final JMT Monoposto races held at Snetterton and they can be viewed on Youtube.

The link is http://www.youtube.com/playlist?PLNHBjH6fcuRgOhdkouc-alYCD1j2D4Krg

They will shown on 'Sports Tonight' Freeview HD Channel on 29th October (Mono F3 etc) and 30th October (Mono 1800 etc).    It will be promoted on Motorsport News TV listings page.     For Freeview HD you need either a Freeview HD set top box, or a smart TV connected to the internet.

Mono F3/2000/Classic Race 1

Mono F3/2000/Classic Race 2

Mono 1800/1600/Moto1400/Moto1000 Race 1

Mono 1800/1600/Moto1400/Moto1000 Race 2

If you are not sure which car your favourite driver was in... try our Spotter Guide


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JMT Mono F3 Championship

1United KingdomBen CATER150
2United KingdomTony BISHOP142
3United KingdomChris HODGEN139
Full Championship Tables

JMT Mono 2000 Championship

1United KingdomKevin OTWAY195 (214)
2United KingdomMat JORDAN142 (150)
3United KingdomTerry CLARK133
Full Championship Tables

JMT Mono 2000 Classic Championship

1United KingdomRobin DAWE160
2United KingdomWill McATEER126
3United KingdomChris LORD100
Full Championship Tables

JMT Mono 1800 Championship

1United KingdomDavid JONES133 (145)
2United KingdomPhilip DAVIS118
3ScotlandDoug McLAY102
Full Championship Tables

JMT Mono 1600 Championship

1United KingdomGeoff FERN206 (219)
2United KingdomEddie GUEST98
3United KingdomJames GORDON-COLEBROOKE36
Full Championship Tables

JMT Mono Moto 1400 Championship

1United KingdomJeremy TIMMS156
2United KingdomJason TIMMS150
3United KingdomAndrew GORDON-COLEBROOKE115
Full Championship Tables

JMT Mono Moto 1000 Championship

1United KingdomRichard GITTINGS164
2United KingdomCraig HURRAN133
3United KingdomJonathan REED128
Full Championship Tables

2016 Tiedeman Trophy

United KingdomGeoff FERN150
United KingdomBryn TOOTELL142
United KingdomLen TURNER111
Full Results


Next Events

  • Cadwell Park, R1: in 24 days
  • Cadwell Park, R2: in 25 days
  • Brands Hatch GP, R3: in 52 days
  • Brands Hatch GP, R4 & 5: in 53 days
  • Silverstone GP, R6: in 94 days
  • Silverstone GP, R7: in 95 days

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