This very successful class-based Championship's big attraction is the wide diversity of eligible cars capable of being competitive. Whilst the nimble front wheel drive hatches have traditionally been favourites there is now a competitive group of turbocharged cars featuring in the results.
MSA List 1A tyres and the introduction of AD08Rs, limited suspension modifications also helps to keep costs down.
Many of the front runners are using fully race prepared engines with budgets to match, however many competitors compete with very modest budgets and have great races, with large grids there is always someone to race with.
Check out the Saloons in action in 2018 (follows BMW footage at around 21.30)
The Championship is eligible for 2 wheel drive production saloons manufactured in the 21st Century and split into 4 classes from which any class can provide the outright Championship winner.
|Class Type||Class Description||Lap Record||Record Holder||Record Vehicle|
|Class A||2WD Production Saloons from 2000 onwards. 2501cc to 3400cc||1.12.158||Adam Prebble||Vauxhall Astra 2000 - 6/5/19|
|Class B||2WD Production Saloons from 2000 onwards. 1801cc to 2500cc||1.13.012||Simon Norris||Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart 1468cc 15-9-18|
|Class C||2WD Production Saloons from 2000 onwards. 1501cc to 1800cc||1.14.492||Geoffrey Ryall||Peugot 106 GTi 1600cc 01-5-17|
|Class D||2WD Production Saloons from 2000 onwards. Up to 1500cc||1.17.770||Russell Humphrey||Vauxhall Corsa|
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.
Although it was only inaugurated in 1995, the circuit's Saloon Car series quickly established itself as one of the most successful series in Britain. Howard Strawford and his team recognised a need for a cost conscious series for road-based saloon cars in the West Country, and it was an instant hit when 44 competitors registered for the pilot races in 1995. Although certain modifications are allowed, the cars remain road-going type saloons and coupes. The fact that the cars run on road tyres rather than slicks, means that fans can truly equate them to the type of car they drive on the road.
Sussex man Derek Wileman became the first official champion when he lifted the crown in 1996. Wileman had raced a variety of saloon cars before campaigning what proved to be an unstoppable combination in a Vauxhall Cavalier GSi.
When Russell Poynter-Brown clinched the title in 2005 it was his first, but it was his car's third such success having already carried Charles Atherton to a title double. Russell went on to sponsor the Championship for a few years and his Vauxhall Corsa returns to the Championship in 2017 this time in the hands of Michael Good. During 2005, the face of Class A was changing, with the emergence of a 4WD Audi A4 (Keith Murray), Subaru Imprezas and the occasional Mitsubishi Evo. For 2006, the four-wheel drive machinery would get its own class.
In 2010, the four-wheel drive cars were transferred to the Special GT Championship leaving only front or rear-wheel drive machinery as the Saloons Championship entered its latest era.
|2018||Adrian Slade||Citroen Saxo|
|2017||Simon Thornton-Norris||Mitsubishi Colt|
|2016||Simon Thornton-Norris||Mitsubishi Colt|
|2015||Mark Wyatt||Vauxhall Astra|
|2014||David Rose||Volkswagen Lupo|
|2013||William Di Claudio||Peugeot 106 GTi|
|2012||William Di Claudio||Peugeot 106 GTi|
|2011||Nick Charles||Peugeot 106 GTi|
|2010||Nick Charles||Peugeot 106 GTi|
|2009||Jason Cooper||Ford Fiesta|
|2008||William Di Claudio||Peugeot 106 XSi|
|2007||Tony Hutchings||MG ZR|
|2006||Tony Hutchings||MG ZR|
|2005||Russell Poynter-Brown||Vauxhall Corsa|
|2004||Tony MacWhirter||Vauxhall Corsa|
|2003||Tony Dolley||Vauxhall Corsa|
|2002||Gary Prebble||Rover 220 Coupe|
|2001||Charles Atherton||Vauxhall Corsa|
|2000||Charles Atherton||Vauxhall Corsa|
|1999||Tim Hanlon||Peugeot 205 GTi|
|1998||Russell Humphrey||Vauxhall Astra GTE|
|1997||Ilsa Cox||Peugeot 205 GTi|
|1996||Derek Wileman||Vauxhall Cavalier GSi|
|1995*||Keith MacAskill||Vauxhall Nova|
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