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
With Chris Vinall already declared champion at the previous round, all the pressure was off to give the fans a great racing display. So from pole position, Barry Squibb led away in the early stages with Steve Putt in hot pursuit, with David Krayem being swamped by the field off the line and Chris Southcott having to avert a jump start by backing off from the line. At Quarry, there was an Evo off the circuit but it was the other Mitsubishi of Bradley John that was out on the very first lap. The safety car was the only course of action, but just as it was deployed yet another heartbreaking moment for Adam Prebble saw the Rover Tomcat out of action again with his car pulling off near the pits.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||TBC|
|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||1:10.231|
|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.