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Donington National, 14-15 April, Rounds 1, 2 & 3, UKCG Monoposto Championship

April 8, 2018

The first three rounds of the UKCG Monoposto Championship will be held at Donington on the National circuit.  The three round format is being used again this year after it proved popular last season.

Qualifying and Race 1 will take place on Saturday, with Race 2 and Race 3 on Sunday. The grid for Race 2 will be decided by the fastest laps set in Race 1 and the grid for Race 3 will be set by the fastest laps set in Race 2.

This year the grids will be moved around slightly with the Mono Moto 1400 and Mono Classic 2000 classes swapping. Therefore, Grid 1 will be for the F3, 2000, FR2000 and M1400 classes and Grid 2 will be for the M1000, 1800, 1600 and Classic classes.

Documents will appear here as they are released or updated:

Monoposto Formula - 1958-1976 limited edition history book

March 26, 2018

MONOPOSTO FORMULA 

“Motor Racing in the Grand Prix style for the club enthusiast”

1958 - 1976

by John Fox, Richard Page & Duncan Rabagliati

The Formula One Register has documented the history of the British Monoposto formula from 1958 to 1976.

Originally conceived to encourage the construction, by enthusiasts of limited means, of single-seater racing cars, it struggled to establish a place against competition from Formula Junior until, in the mid-60s it adapted to include a mix of “home-built” and older production chassis. Of course, as the years progressed Formula Junior chassis became eligible, and later still Formula 3 cars. On the engine front, for many years there were two classes – 1000cc and 1500cc until the former was scrapped for 1974. The ready availability of cheap cars and cost control of engines saw the formula blossom from the mid-60s onwards, with large grids and good racing, with many successful “one-offs” such as Jim Yardley’s Beagle, Alan Baillie’s Viking and the Anco of Brian Toft.

The format of this book is the same as previous Formula One Register publications. Each race covered has an entry list, chassis numbers, grid positions, full results with race times and competitors’ fastest laps and a race report. However, in a departure from our normal style, a section has been added to describe - and illustrate with photographs - over 50 of the most important or interesting one-off cars, many of which were more than capable of giving the professionally produced marques a good run for their money.

Published as a Limited Edition of 60 copies, the book runs to over 400 pages, hard bound, numbered and signed. It retails at £70 + £4.50 post & packing in the UK. Rest of Europe £16.60. Delivery at certain race meetings may be possible.

The book can be ordered through the Formula One Register web site

www.formulaoneregister.com but if you want a particular numbered copy you MUST ALSO EMAIL formulaoneregister@gmail.com with your request.

Please use the website or e-mail, fax or post your order to;

Formula One Register, 4 Hadlow Way, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9DE, UK

Fax/Tel: +44 (0) 1903 751429

Email: formulaoneregister@gmail.com

www.formulaoneregister.com

Monoposto fundraising to support BMMC during 60th anniversary year

March 4, 2018

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonateThe Monoposto Racing Club is celebrating its 60th Anniversary during the 2018 season and as part of our celebrations we have pledged to support the circuit Marshals, that unsung group of supporters without whom motorsport could not function.

We are working with the British Motorsport Marshals Club (BMMC) to provide specific equipment that will be used for fire training. We will therefore be donating to a specific project rather than to a general fund.

Please donate to support the BMMC and enable them to buy new 'gas rigs'. These are used in fire marshal training, an essential measure for the safety of us all. Remember, without marshals there will be no motorsport for us all to enjoy. Training is an essential contribution to the safety of motorsport for all.

 

2018 UKCG Monoposto Championship Regulations

February 19, 2018

The 2018 UKCG Monoposto Championship regulations have been published.

You can view or download the regulations by clicking this link: 2018 UKCG Monoposto Championship Regulations

 

2018 Monoposto Yearbook Released

February 19, 2018

The 2018 Monoposto Yearbook has now been released which contains information about the club, the classes we have, the two championships we run, the dates for the year and more.

The Yearbook is designed to be a guide for newcomers to Monoposto, but has useful information for established competitors as well.

To view or download the Yearbook, please click here: 2018 Yearbook

Fire Extinguisher Regulations

February 19, 2018

Regulation (K)3 in the MSA Yearbook has been amended to require all fire extinguishers to be serviced in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines, or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.

This regulation change was ratified by Motor Sports Council for 01 January 2018 implementation. Unfortunately, there was an error in the rule changes notification sheet published in October 2017, which indicated an incorrect date of implementation of 01 January 2019. It has been confirmed that this regulation is as per the MSA Yearbook, effective as of 01 January 2018.

To summarise, where an extinguisher is required by the discipline regulations, it must now be serviced in accordance with (K)3.  If you have any doubts, please feel free to contact the MSA Technical Department for further clarification or assistance.

For FIA-homologated fire extinguisher systems, the servicing must always be carried out by the manufacturer or their approved agent to maintain the validity of the homologation. Current regulations for non-homologated systems do not require the service to be carried out by the manufacturer or their agent. Before submitting an extinguisher for service check with the manufacturer, because servicing outside of the manufacturer’s network may affect their recognition of that product.

UKCG Announced as Monoposto Championship Sponsor for 2018

February 18, 2018

Monoposto is delighted to announce that we have a new sponsor on board for the Monoposto Championship for 2018 - UKCG.

The UK Carbon & Graphite Company Limited (UKCG) is a UK based company specialising in the controlled manufacture, machining, testing and global distribution of carbon and graphite products utilised in varying applications and industrial sectors.

To find out more about UKCG, please visit their website: uk-cg.com

The championship will be referred to as the "UKCG Monoposto Championship" for 2018 and the logo above will be included on all official championship paperwork as well as the new championship decals which will be handed out at the start of the season to go on every car scoring points in the championship.

2018 Calendar and Membership Form Released

January 3, 2018

The 2018 season sees the Monoposto Racing Club celebrating our 60th Anniversary. The 2018 Monoposto Membership Form is available by clicking below, we have kept the cost of membership the same again this year.

Please click the link below to visit our 2018 calendar page. The 2018 Monoposto Championship will be covering 14 rounds over six weekends between April and October and the Tiedeman Trophy will again be a 6 round, 3 day championship running from September until November.

After a year without a European Non-Championship round, we are looking forward to visiting a new circuit for Monoposto next year - Zandvoort, on 7th and 8th July.

 

Anglesey Race Report, Reprise IT TTC Rounds 5 & 6

November 25, 2017

The final two rounds of the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy took place at Anglesey on the Coastal circuit. The club last visited Anglesey in 2010 and lots of competitors were excited to return after such a long time. We also had four drivers join us from Ireland as it’s only a short hop away on the ferry. Noel Roddy joined us for his only meeting of the season with Monoposto in his F3 Dallara, Robbie Allen entered the invitation class with his 1800cc Formula Sheane and Leastone racing brought their two Leastone 1000s over. Joe Power drove Mark Reade’s championship winning car and Luke O Faolain drove the other Leastone car as his prize for winning the ‘Star of Tomorrow’ in Ireland.

Qualifying got underway early in the morning, just as the sun was rising over the sea. It was a chilly day, but it was lovely and sunny. The cold weather caught a few drivers out early on as many drivers spun in the first lap of qualifying. Chris Lord and Nigel Davers made contact, which saw Nigel pull into the pits with a broken front wing. He later joined qualifying again to get his three laps in. In the end Neil Harrison qualified on pole ahead of Noel Roddy and Joe Power qualified third.

We were given two green flag laps for the races, due to the difficulty getting tyres warm that some drivers had suffered in qualifying. This still didn’t stop a couple of drivers spinning on the green flag laps and start of the race! Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke pulled into the pits and retired at the end of the green flag laps with an electrical misfire. Neil Harrison pulled a lead straight away off the start, Joe Power had a good start and took second place away from Noel Roddy. Luke O Faolain had a great start getting past Ewen Sergison and Robbie Allen to take fifth place and Ewen followed him through to take sixth. At the end of the first lap, Adrian Heath got a bit too excited in his new ‘97 Swift and had a spin on the last corner, coming to a halt on the grid. He couldn’t get the car going again so the safety car was deployed. The safety car was out for one lap whilst Adrian was pushed off the circuit and then the race was underway again. Noel Roddy got past Joe Power on the restart and despite some close racing the top three kept position for the rest of the race.

Myles Castaldini who joined us for the first time in the Moto 1000 class in his Kawasaki engine Van Diemen RF94 came fourth overall and second in class. He was followed by Luke O Faolain. Sixth overall was Ewen Sergison who came first in class, he raced hard all race to keep Robbie Allen behind him. Chris Lord came eighth overall and second in the 1800 class ahead of Phil Davis.  Matt Walters came fourth in the 1800 class, but finished last in the race. He was complaining in Parc Ferme that the car had been terrible and he couldn’t get the power down, it didn’t take long to notice though that he’d managed to put a rear tyre on the front of the car whilst changing his tyres before the race. Strangely enough, the car was much better behaved for him in the second race. The 1600 class saw Geoff dominating again after troubles in the first two meetings of the championship, he finished the race first in class and seventh overall.  Eddie Guest came second in class, with Will Cox close behind him in third. They were fifteenth and sixteenth overall on the grid respectively.

Championship wise it was all to play for at Anglesey between the top four. Ewen Sergison went into the weekend in fourth place, 5 points behind Terry Clark, but with the biggest class. James Gordon-Colebrooke had one point over Terry Clark and had two in class, whereas Terry was the only one in the Classic class. Therefore, it mixed all the positions up when Mark Smith beat James in class. Terry did a good job of keeping James behind him in the race but the three of them were all very close together at the end of the race. From the results at the end of the first race, Neil Harrison had almost secured his championship win, just needing to finish the second race. Terry moved up into second place with James and Ewen equal on points for third.

Race two got underway after lunch, again starting with two green flag laps. Joe Power pulled into the pits and retired on the green flag lap and Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke put his hands up on the grid, still suffering electrical problems. He was pushed off the track whilst the rest of the grid was sent round for a third green flag lap. Unfortunately, due to the delayed start, Myles Castaldini started overheating on the grid; these problems followed him into the race with him having to retire on lap ten from second place. Neil Harrison had another good start from pole and Noel Roddy got away well but spun on the first corner, dropping him down to twelfth. Luke O Faolain and Chris Lord both had a fantastic start, climbing up from eighth and tenth on the grid to third and fourth respectively. Ewen Sergison had a poor start, suffering a lot of wheel spin and dropped in behind Chris Lord. By the end of lap one, Ewen had gained the position back from Chris, over taking him on the long back straight as they started to climb the hill.

After the spin on the first lap, Noel Roddy gradually climbed his way up the grid. Eventually getting back up to third place on lap nine and taking second place away from Luke O Faolain on the penultimate lap of the race. He had a thirteen second deficit to Neil Harrison though who took the overall win for the second time that day. Nigel Davers had a good second race of the day, managing to get up to sixth place overall and second in class from the back of the grid, which earned him the driver of the day award. The 1600 class saw Geoff Fern take the win again, but this time Will Cox managed to best Eddie Guest for second in class, beating him by just 0.3 seconds across the line. Mark Smith again beat James Gordon-Colebrooke for honours in the 2000 class, which sealed James’ fate in championship terms.

At the end of the day all of the drivers and teams were invited to the Monoposto Hub for a glass of prosecco and the prizegiving. There was a toast to the end of the season and a festive atmosphere as over fifty people crowded into the garage. The trophies for first, second and third in each race were awarded along with the driver of the day caps, followed by the champions of the day. Ewen Sergison won Champion of Anglesey, having won his class in both races and taken both fastest laps, in the biggest class of the day. Geoff Fern came second overall having done the same in the second biggest class and Neil Harrison came third overall. The Championship was also celebrated, with Neil Harrison winning the championship ahead of Ewen Sergison in second and Terry Clark in third. Each of them received a bottle of prosecco and Nick Harrison was also given a bottle of prosecco and round of applause for his work as Team Boss/Mechanic, taking Neil to victory in the championship.

Monoposto Annual Awards Dinner

November 3, 2017

The Annual Awards Dinner will be held on 3rd February and we will be visiting a new venue this year - Whittlebury Hall, which is just outside Silverstone Circuit.

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

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

 If you or your partner/team will not be attending the AGM but are staying in the hotel, they have brilliant spa facilities that you will be able to use - or perhaps treat yourself to a massage?

Drinks will be from 6pm and you will be called through to dinner in the Grand Prix Suite at 7pm. Dinner will be followed by the Awards Presentation and then dancing into the night.

For those who still want more after the disco has finished, the Silverstone Bar will remain open 'until last man standing' - now there's a challenge!

Click Here to Fill in an Online Booking Form for Tickets

Click Here to Download a Printable Form


ANNUAL AWARDS

Obviously all of the main championship awards have already been settled, BUT there are a number of subjective awards that we give out each year. Usually these are decided by the board but we thought this year 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.

Please send all your nominations to Rachel by 22nd November.
(rachel@monoposto.co.uk or RJ Events, Nelson Street, Doncaster, DN4 5AB)

Click Here for Awards and Criteria

Click Here for Nomination Form


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UKCG Mono F3 Championship

1United KingdomBen CATER47
2United KingdomRuss GILES30
3United KingdomMike HATTON28
4United KingdomRichard FORES22
5United KingdomTony BISHOP13
Full Championship Tables

UKCG Mono 2000 Championship

1United KingdomBryn TOOTELL45
2United KingdomKevin OTWAY39
3United KingdomTerry CLARK30
4United KingdomRobert SMITH27
5United KingdomRichard GREENING22
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UKCG Mono 2000 Classic Championship

1United KingdomJared WOOD34
2United KingdomMatthew BROMAGE33
3United KingdomPeter VENN32
4AustraliaPeter WHITMORE32
5United KingdomWill McATEER9
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UKCG Mono 1800 Championship

1United KingdomPhilip DAVIS35
2United KingdomChris LORD32
3United KingdomSteven GRIFFEN31
4ScotlandDoug McLAY26
5United KingdomAmnon NEEDHAM24
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UKCG Mono 1600 Championship

1United KingdomGeoff FERN48
2United KingdomSeamus WILD24
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UKCG Mono Moto 1400 Championship

1United KingdomJason TIMMS44
2United KingdomGeoff FERN40
3United KingdomMartin WRIGHT30
4United KingdomTony GAUNTLETT0
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UKCG Mono Moto 1000 Championship

1United KingdomDean WARREN36
2United KingdomNigel DAVERS36
3IrelandMark READE28
4United KingdomDominic SHEPHERD26
5United KingdomMick KINGHORN23
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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
Full Results


Next Events

  • R3/4/5: Snetterton 300 (60th celebration): in 19 days
  • Coventry Motofest: in 40 days
  • R6/7: Oulton Park: in 68 days
  • N/C: Zandvoort: in 75 days
  • R8/9/10: Cadwell Park (Ray Dackombe Memorial Trophy): in 89 days
  • R11/12 Brands Hatch GP: in 117 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