2017 continues the Castle Combe GT Championship where variety and freedom sets the Championship apart, virtually any Saloon Car, Sports Car, GT Car, Bike engine Car, Silhouette or Touring Cars can race competitively for the Championship in one of 5 classes with the outright Championship being able to be won from any class.
In 2017 the Championship will comprise 8 rounds and include ROLLING STARTS
Sports Racing Cars & Sports Prototypes and road going derivatives thereof will not be eligible to participate, ie Radicals, Lolas, ADRs, Nemesis, Jades etc.
SPECIAL SALOON, SPORTS, GTs, TOURING GT4 CARS (which do not qualify for modified class) plus BIKE ENGINED Cars, Kit Cars and SILHOUETTES these are cars which are based upon vehicles originally designed and built for road use, but have since been highly modified allowing the chassis to be changed as well as the drive train and location of the engine. Engines may be non-original and located in non-original locations. This group of cars is likely to be the fastest category, additionally due to their power to weight ratio all Caterhams, Westfields and similar kit car derivatives compete in this category.
MODIFIED SALOON, SPORTS, GTs, & TOURING CARS are cars which must have originally been built for road use, examples of the car to be entered must have been manufactured and registered for road use with the engine, gearbox and drive train in their original locations. Engines must be based on that of the original road car, but may be modified.
A SPECIAL Over 2000cc Sports, Saloons, Touring, Bike Engined,4WD Turbo,GT, Kit & Silhouettes
B. SPECIAL Up to 2000cc Sports, Saloons, Touring, Bike Engined,GT, Kit & Silhouettes
C. MODIFIED Over 3500cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars
D. MODIFIED 2001cc to 3500cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars
E. MODIFIED Up to 2,000cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars
|No. of Rounds||8|
|Round to Count||8|
|No. of Laps||15|
|MSA Licence Type||National 'B'|
|MSA Championship Grade||D|
|MSA Permit Number||TBC|
Latest GT Championship News
In GTs Tony Bennett prevailed during the damp qualifying session, taking his first pole of the season in his Caterham R300. After an accident at the opening meeting, Bennett was forced into an alternative, supercharged Caterham for the second round, and duly claimed a podium result. Prior to the start of the race, and with the rain intensifying, Chris Southcott’s MG Midget was pushed into the pit-lane with a battery issue. This gave Bennett’s freshly-rebuilt Caterham a clear run into Folly for the first time. However, the conditions ultimately favoured Bradley John’s four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Evo, which had gained track-position before the cars reached Quarry on lap one. Bennett fought a stoic rear-guard action, but ultimately lost second to the Audi TT Silhouette of Steve Hall.Read Full Story...
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- Monday 28th August 2017
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|Class Type||Class Description||Lap Record|
|Class A - Special||SPECIAL Over 2000cc Sports, Saloons, Touring, Bike Engined,4WD Turbo, GT, Kit & Silhouettes||1:09.415|
|Class B - Special||SPECIAL Up to 2000cc Sports, Saloons, Touring, Bike Engined,GT, Kit & Silhouettes||TBC|
|Class C - Special||MODIFIED Over 3500cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars||1:09.006|
|Class D - Modified||MODIFIED 2001cc to 3500cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars||1:07.598|
|Class E - Modified||MODIFIED Up to 2,000cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars||1:10.109|
Coefficient for engines with forced induction including Hybrids is 1.7:1, exceptionally for Rotary engines with forced induction the coefficient will be 2.6:1.
Normally aspirate Rotary engines will have applied a coefficient of 1.7:1.