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.
|Class Type||Class Description||Lap Record||Record Holder||Record Vehicle|
|Class A - Special||Over 2000cc Sports, Saloons, Touring, Bike Engined,4WD Turbo, GT, Kit & Silhouettes||1:09.415||TBC||TBC|
|Class B - Special||Up to 2000cc Sports, Saloons, Touring, Bike Engined,GT, Kit & Silhouettes||To be set...||TBC||TBC|
|Class C - Modified||Over 3500cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars||1:09.006||TBC||TBC|
|Class D - Modified||2001cc to 3500cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars||1:07.598||TBC||TBC|
|Class E - Modified||Up to 2,000cc Sports, Saloons, GT & Touring Cars||1:10.109||TBC||TBC|
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-aspirated Rotary engines will have applied a coefficient of 1.7:1.
The circuit-based Special GT series was first held in 1982, though its roots trace back to the circuit's own Special Saloon Car Championship which ran from 1975 to 1981.
The latter part of the 1970's was one of change within the category, not just at Castle Combe but a national level, as purpose-built spaceframe specials clothed in fibreglass took over from traditional modified cars using steel bodyshells. Another category suffering from declining numbers was Modified Sports. The answer was simple: combine them and then call it Special GT. Grids filled with such cars as Lotus Elans, Davrians and the nimble spaceframe Minis and Imps.
In 2009 the Championship saw further changes as the 4WD machinery was disbanded from the Saloons Championship and transferred to the renamed Sports & GT Championship with the likes of Gary Prebble in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Josh Smith with his Radical Prosport taking the championship in 2012 and 2013 respectively, showing that both sports racing and GT cars could compete equally with the championship.
With the arrival of the Sports Racing Series in 2014, sports prototype cars reverted back to having their own grids with rolling starts, however following declining numbers once more the Series had its final outing only 2 years later in 2016 with the cars absent from the grids at Castle Combe for the foreseeable future and the Sports & GT Championship officially renamed as the Castle Combe Racing Club GT Championship - now with rolling starts!
|2016||Chris Vinall||Seat Leon Supercopa|
|2015||Oliver Bull||Vauxhall Tigra Silhouette|
|2014||Gary Prebble||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution|
|2013||Josh Smith||Radical PR6|
|2012||Gary Prebble||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution|
|2011||Simon Tilling||Radical SR3T|
|2010||Mark Funnell||Lotus Exige|
|2009||Simon Tilling||Radical SR3|
|2007||Duncan Cameron||Ferrari 360 Challenge|
|2006||Keith Sprules||Ferrari 355|
|2005||Louis Davidson||Radical Prosport|
|2004||Louis Davidson||Radical Prosport|
|2003||Tony Sinclair||Jade Trackstar|
|2002||Bob Light||B6 Sport|
|2000||Bob Light||B6 Sport|
|1999||John Robinson||Mallock Mk28|
|1998||John Robinson||Mallock Mk28|
|1997||John Robinson||Mallock Mk28|
|1996||Keith Messer||Lola T492H|
|1995||Brian Fisher||Shrike P16|
|1994||Geoff Thorne||Lola T87/90|
|1993||Erling Jenson||Maguire Stiletto|
|1992||Phil Lomas||Skoda-Tiga SR130|
|1991||Chris Snowdon||Davrian Mk8|
|1990||Nigel Mustill||Ford Escort|
|1989||George Douglas & Nigel Mustill||Ginetta G12 & Ford Escort|
|1988||Brian Cutting||Maguire Stiletto|
|1987||Brian Fisher||Skoda SR130|
|1986||Brian Fisher||Skoda SR130|
|1985||Robin Harvey||Davrian Mk8|
|1984||Steven Roberts||Davrian Mk7|
|1983||Steven Roberts||Davrian Mk7|
|1982||Brian Cutting||Sunbeam Stiletto|
CCRC GT Championship
After a six week break since the last meeting, the Castle Combe Racing Club Championships regrouped as part of the BRSCC’s action packed weekender meeting. The weekend would see a...Read the full article… Read All Championship News…
|Sunday 19th March 2017||Marshals Training Day|
|Monday 17th April 2017||Howards Day||Results|
|Monday 1st May 2017||Early May Bank Holiday Race Day||Results|
|Monday 29th May 2017||Late May Bank Holiday Race Day||Results|
|Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 2017||BRSCC Weekender||Results|
|Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017||West Country Cracker||Results|
|Monday 28th August 2017||August Bank Holiday Race Day||Results|
|Saturday 7th October 2017||Autumn Classic||Results|
|Saturday 14th October 2017||Grand Finals Day||Results|
|Saturday 11th November 2017||CCRC Awards Night|
August Bank Holiday Race Day
at Castle Combe Circuit
28 August 2017