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Contents

05 Forum

Welcome letter from the editor

06 Action Replay

1996: a young Lewis Hamilton impresses

09 News

Latest updates and events from the MSA

19 View from the MSA

Farewell from the outgoing Chairman

21 View from the Volunteer

Attracting more youngsters to marshalling

23 View from the Competitor British GT champ Seb Morris on coaching

26 David Richards

The new MSA Chairman discusses British racing success – and how to maintain it

34 Karting UK

How the CIK-FIA karting world championships came to Britain

40 Heather Calder

54 Place Notes

MSA British sprint champion for 2017 reflects on her season – and beating dad

46 Race-rally face-off

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44 Littleferry: Britain's most northerly circuit

59 Toolkit

Grip for wheels – and for hands

Champions from BTCC and British Rallycross test each other's metal

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52 Weekend Warrior

74 Club Focus

Citroën DS3 – the antidote to Escorts

Reports from judicial hearings Classic Sports Car Club – variety rules

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HAL RIDGE Hal's normal beat is reporting on World Rallycross events so he's used to seeing RX Supercars in action. But pitting one head to head with a BTCC Subaru Levorg around Lydden? That was new ground…

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On a recent assignment for Motor Sport Magazine, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ari Vatanen, the Finnish rally driver. We spoke at length about his world championship winning season, in 1981, and his relationship with his co-driver – a certain David Richards. Vatanen was effusive in his praise of his old friend – lauding his vision and skill as well as his business acumen. When the subject of Richards’ appointment as Chairman of the MSA came up, Vatanen was to the point: “He will be the best thing to happen to British motor sport,” he said. On page 26 Richards gives his own version of what he hopes to achieve for motor sport in this country. It’s heartening reading: the new Chairman makes clear that he is not one for looking backwards. He is interested in looking forward with 20/20 vision, identifying areas of opportunity to expand motor sport and working with clubs and colleagues to make existing events better. His work will be made all the more satisfying knowing that British motor sport is on something of a roll. As we report on page 10, young British drivers have had a stellar year in 2017 with victories across a variety of disciplines at international level, revealing a strength in depth worth celebrating. The future looks bright.

Dunkeswell Kart Club @dunkeswellkartc Nov 26. @MSAUK @gomotorsport 2017 DKRC Award Ball - a great celebration of 50 years of racing, great trophies, great company, great champions & award winners and a personal note from @nigelmansell - Thank you for your continued support. Marshal @ThanksMarshal Nov 23. Have you renewed your 2018 @MSAUK marshal registration? You can renew now at www.msauk.org/marshals #ThanksMarshal RichardFoggo @RichardFoggo Nov 21. As Chair of Rally Spectator Review Group, I read final determination of Fatal Accident Inquiry into spectator deaths with significant interest.

Recognition that @MSAUK responded positively to Review. Scottish Rally Champ @MSA_SRC Nov 19. A huge thank you to everyone that came along to a fantastic @ARRCraib @MSAUK SRC Gala Awards Evening, we hope you all enjoyed it! Thank you to the legendary Paddy Hopkirk for being guest of honour, a great way to round off 2017. More details on our 2018 plans coming soon... ;) Harry Tincknell @HarryTincknell Nov 19. Well done to my good mate @CaladoJames & @Ale_PierGuidi on the Championship yesterday. We’ve come a long way since failed kit checks with @MSAUK! @FiMillerPR

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four lives. Sheriff Maciver QC heard from a total of 138 witnesses before producing his 62,000-word report, which is available in full on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website. His recommendations cover various procedural aspects of stage rally organisation. Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive,

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said: “We acknowledge the Sheriff’s analysis of the circumstances leading up to each accident, in both cases arising in the context of events that were organised by what were stated to be experienced volunteers demonstrating the highest levels of dedication and responsibility. At this stage, our immediate task is to fully consider the Sheriff’s recommendations and we will offer our response as soon as we are able to do so.” In his wide-ranging report, Sheriff Maciver endorsed the MSA’s RallyFuture campaign to implement the 29 recommendations of the Scottish Government’s own Motorsport Event Safety Review. “I now commend also the MSA and the various car clubs UK-wide who have responded to the [MESR] recommendations in a positive manner,” he said.

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Kris Meeke jumps to more WRC success. Right, Lando Norris, Euro F3 champion, Daniel Ticktum, Macau F3 victor, James Calado (left) is WEC GT co-champion

BRITS ACHIEVE WAVE OF SUCCESS Lewis Hamilton’s fourth F1 title headlined a remarkable year for British talent on the international stage, with the 2017 season producing an unpreceded range of success. Northern Ireland’s Kris Meeke scored more FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) victories, in Mexico and Spain, while Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt took their maiden win at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. MSA Team UK’s Chris Ingram was also crowned the 2017 FIA European U27 Junior Rally Champion and ERC3 Champion, alongside his MSA Academy co-driver, Ross Whittock. Away from rally, Lando Norris won the FIA F3 European Championship, and George Russell won GP3. MSA Team UK graduate James Calado

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claimed the GT FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) title and in F3 Daniel Ticktum won the coveted Macau Grand Prix. In karting, Dexter Patterson and Danny Keirle were crowned the CIK-FIA OK and OKJunior World Champions, respectively. Additionally, Jonny Edgar became the CIK-FIA European Junior Champion. Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “While 2014 was a stunning year for British racing drivers in particular, 2017 has been incredible across the board, from racing to rallying and karting. It’s this breadth of success that is so special – British drivers are performing at the peak of all the major disciplines. Our challenge now is to use these success stories to inspire the next generation to get involved.”

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‘PERFECT WEEKEND’ FOR RALLY GB The 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29 October) was hailed as the ‘perfect weekend’ for UK rallying, with unprecedented crowds watching MSA Academy graduates Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt become the first home winners since Richard Burns and Robert Reid 17 years ago. The event also produced what

Matthew Wilson, son of M-Sport World Rally Team founder Malcolm Wilson, described as, ‘The best day in the history of M-Sport’. It included not only Evans’ victory but also the Manufacturers title, plus more Driver and Co-driver crowns for Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. The new generation of World Rally

Cars, the undecided title battle and the prospect of a British winner generated renewed interest in Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, which is run by the MSA’s event organising subsidiary, International Motor Sports (IMS). An estimated 100,000 people visited the forest stages and the Deeside service park across the weekend, following a 30 per cent rise in pre-event ticket sales. “We could not have dreamed of a more perfect weekend,” said Ben Taylor, IMS Managing Director. “It was a wonderful showcase for Wales as a destination. We must thank the Welsh Government, our principal funding partner, for its long-standing enthusiasm and support, as well as all our other partners and sponsors.”

ESSEX CLUB CONFIRMS CLOSED-ROAD RALLY A stage rally near Clacton-on-Sea is set to become the first event to run under new legislation facilitating closed-road motor sport in England, after the MSA granted an Event Organising Permit to Chelmsford Motor Club (CMC). The Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring

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will take place on 22 April 2018. CMC confirmed that the rally will be based on the Western Esplanade in Clacton with the special stages spread across the Tendring peninsula. There will be three loops of five different stages, 15 stages altogether, totalling approximately 45 stage miles and 100

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Lead WRC teams and star drivers head to NEC to launch series ahead of Monte Carlo

WRC 2018 TO LAUNCH AT AUTOSPORT SHOW £5 TICKET The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will be launched at Autosport International (11-14 January 2018) ahead of the season-opener in Monte Carlo a fortnight later. All the leading drivers, co-drivers and team principals will be on hand at Birmingham’s NEC, and each manufacturer team will display its

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2018 rally car on the Autosport stage. Elfyn Evans, winner of the 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, said: “The Autosport show is something that the likes of myself, Kris [Meeke], Craig [Breen] and all of our co-drivers have grown up with. There’s a bit of everything from across all aspects of motor sport and for the WRC to be right at the heart of that is very good news.” The MSA will also return to Europe’s biggest pre-season motor sport show. As always, staff from the governing body will be on hand throughout the event to handle queries on licensing, sporting, technical and other matters.

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his has been my twelfth and final year as Chairman of the MSA. It has been a real privilege to serve my sport from the helm of this governing body, which is now widely recognised as one of the leading and most respected members of the FIA. One of the main objectives of any Chairman is to leave the organisation in better shape than when they first arrived. Clearly the MSA is now a much healthier and stronger company, given that our net group assets have increased by some 43 per cent since 2006. During my tenure, the MSA’s strategic direction has purposefully shifted towards the long-term growth and development of UK motorsport. This resulted in a new ‘Whole Sport Plan’ and the launch of various initiatives, including Go Motorsport (pictured above at the launch), which was designed to promote the sport and encourage more people to get involved at grassroots level. This evolved to become the club support programme that it is today – it has assisted 132 clubs this year alone. We also recognised that the governing body should play a key role, through the establishment of the MSA Academy, in ensuring that the UK continues to produce the best talent in the world. It is hugely satisfying to see the real value of this programme through the great successes that so many of our MSA Academy drivers are achieving at the highest level.

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Of course, recent years have not been without their challenges. Hardly any business was immune from the financial crisis, which began in 2008; in fact, the sport and leisure sector such as ours are particularly vulnerable to such shocks. Yet the fact that our business fell by less than five per cent during that period is testament not only to the commitment of our participants, but also to the underlying strength of our sport and industry. The MSA, almost constantly, faces new and hugely challenging issues relating to the sport. I am extremely proud to say that we navigated through every difficult period in a wholly committed and determined way, while continuing to offer an ever-expanding range of services to a large and highly complex set of sports with efficiency and professionalism. For the MSA to achieve everything it does, particularly without any government sports funding, is evidence of both the robust financial position and the unwavering commitment of this organisation. None of this would have been possible without the efforts of our relatively small but dedicated team at the MSA, or the thousands of volunteer marshals and officials who keep the sport’s wheels turning every weekend, and I thank them all for their invaluable commitment to our great sport. The wide-ranging Strategic Review of our entire business and sporting operations was concluded this year and has instigated a raft of changes, many of which many will come into effect from January 2018. I’ve no doubt that these changes will further increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of the MSA, the Motor Sports Council, the Board and our various Committees going forward. But now it is time for the next chapter to begin at the MSA. I’m delighted that David Richards has been selected as my successor from 2018 and would like to take this opportunity to convey, to every person and stakeholder involved in our sport, my best wishes for a very safe and successful future. n

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may be relatively new to marshalling, having just completed my third year, but as Recruitment Officer for the BMMC South-East region I like to think I am doing my best to encourage other people to give it a go too. The key thing that I do is to invite people to attend a Taster Day as a marshal. I remember mine and it was one of the main reasons I took up the role of Recruitment Officer: I enjoyed it so much that I thought that if only other people could have a go they would be as hooked on marshalling as I am. Taster Days are available at all major circuits in the UK and offer potential marshals a brilliant insight into what they would be doing if they joined up. As the Recruitment Officer, I receive all the enquiries that come in from people who have expressed an interest in attending a Taster Day either by signing up via the British Motorsport Marshals Club (BMMC) website or by giving their details to one of our members at the recruitment tent that goes to certain meetings around the country. I spend a lot of time emailing people, sending out information and invitations.

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On the day itself, the Taster Day marshals are welcomed by myself and Mildred Wiltshire, MSVR (BH) Marshal Co-ordinator. Following a free breakfast, I run through the format of the day and cover some essential safety issues. They are then taken on a tour of the circuit visiting race control, the medical centre, a rescue unit and the pits/ assembly area, after which they spend the rest of the day on post with a team of qualified marshals to get a real taste of what it’s like to be a marshal. At the end of the day I meet them for a quick debrief and then two days later follow up with another email, asking for their feedback. It is very much a numbers game: last year, our total new recruits for the South-East region included 43 new marshals from Taster and Training Days alone, of whom only three were female. This year we are pleased to see that our figures have increased by more than 10 per cent. With the majority of marshals being male and in the 40-60 age bracket, my key aims are to drive the average age down and to make marshalling more appealing to females. To appeal to younger people, I think that it is important to highlight that marshalling need not take up all their spare time. You can do as little or as much as you wish, with the minimum being four days per year to maintain your grade, and attendance at a Training Day once every two years. The other main benefit is the wide range of skills that marshalling can give you, which is a great way to enhance any CV or university/college application. Recruitment is very much a team effort, and thanks must go out to all those around the circuit who have given such a warm welcome to our Taster Day marshals. I very much look forward to an exciting new season in 2018 and hope that I will be busier than ever encouraging more people to join the marshalling community!  n

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inning the 2017 British GT championship has been really enjoyable, but the backbone has come from the MSA’s coaching techniques. In particular, my coach Andy Meyrick – who is probably better known as a works driver - has allowed me to transfer my experience and greater knowledge to co-driver Rick Parfitt. I think that in many ways that’s been the main reason we won. We’ve pretty much had a mistake-free season – that’s what it takes to win a championship. Andy joined the coaching staff of the MSA Team UK, which specialises in developing young drivers and is regarded as the pinnacle of the MSA Academy Talent Development programme, around the same time as I did back in 2015. I’d been with the MSA Academy since I was 16 through AASE at Loughborough College, then the Squad programme. It just made sense to be able to continue our great relationship at Bentley. He helps me with off-track stuff that nobody ever gets to see behind the scenes, such as my mentality, fitness, driving technique, race craft and motivation, and because

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2007 W60 Comer Cadet karts. 2008 Takes three W60 Comer Cadet titles at Cheshire, Manchester and Buxton, and Dragon Kart Clubs. 2010 Rotax Mini Max Dragon Master karting Champion. 2010 Youngest UK Junior Ginetta G40 Winter Series Champion. 2011 Junior Ginetta G40 Champion. 2012 Formula Renault BARC Winter Series Champion. 2012 Joins MSA Academy. 2013 BRDC Formula 4 Vice Champion. 2015 Joins Team UK. 2016 Third in British GT. 2017 British GT Champion The views expressed by the individual contributors are not necessarily those of the MSA.

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he has had so much experience of working with amateur drivers he has helped me get the best out of them too. Whenever we race we sit down and have a debrief. If it’s been a bad race we have a chat about why and how we can improve, such as at Oulton Park at the beginning of the season. We spun early on and because it was our home race we were extremely disappointed. We sat down, talked about moving forward and then we just did. If young drivers want to be a champion like myself, coaching is pivotal. We also do trips abroad as a team, and it’s there when other people’s behavioural structures become evident and you learn how they react to information and how you can best deal with them. There is an element of psychology in this. For example, using the Insights Discovery profiling model an engineer may be a very blue person and a driver may be a red person. This could mean that an engineer might just want facts; a driver can just be hot-headed and want to get things done. It’s learning about the two personalities that has helped me so much throughout my career. I don’t think I would be here without the help of the MSA and Andy, that’s a fact. No one realises that we’ve been together nearly eight years now and he’s single-handedly built me up as a driver. People often think that being a top racing driver is all about reaction times, race craft and ability on the track. But people underestimate the importance of the mental strength and discipline needed to withstand the psychological pressures of racing. I think we’re going to leave BGT behind now and I’m going to move into Europe with some opportunities there, which is very exciting. With the MSA’s coaching, I feel ready to go toe-to-toe with the best in the world. n

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next chapter We know David Richards CBE as a leading competitor, team principal, promoter and renowned founder of Prodrive. But what are his plans at the helm of the British governing body? By Dan Trent

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s you will no doubt already know, David Richards has been appointed Chairman of the MSA and will formally assume the role on 1 January 2018, succeeding Alan Gow after a successful 12year tenure. Like Gow, Richards’ experience covers all aspects of the motor sport world. He started as a competitor, rallying on his home turf of Wales before co-driving Ari Vatanen to the World Rally Championship in 1981. And he still competes at club level, the passion for grassroots motor sport burning brightly. But it’s his professional career for which most will know him and which gives him such insight for the important job of taking the MSA into its next phase. As a team manager, series promoter, manufacturer and employer of more than 500 people at Prodrive, he has unique experience of all motor sport disciplines and the industry supporting them. Rallying, touring cars, F1, endurance racing – Richards has done it all, and at the very highest levels domestically and globally. And having enjoyed great success he’s now ready to give something back and steer the MSA through what he describes as “a pivotal moment” in the sport’s history. How does he intend to do that? We’ll let him explain... ❱❱

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What’s your plan for the MSA? “The first thing I have to say is that it would be inappropriate for me to be presumptuous at this stage. I’ve obviously got my own personal views, but those are going to be moulded by my exposure to the clubs, the various committees and the employees here at the MSA. “We’re at a real pivotal point in motor sport history and that’s what excites me about the role, because some of the decisions we make now will determine the relevance and success of motor sport in the coming years.” What do you mean by a pivotal moment? “In short, we’re at a point in time where we have a declining interest, based on the fact the cars we’ve traditionally used in motor sport have less and less relevance to the cars we’re going to be driving in the street. As a result, we need to decide what motor sport is going to be in the longer term and that’s quite a challenging task.” So you think trends in the wider automotive industry are something the MSA needs to take into account? “Road cars inevitably have a big impact. They’ll have a big impact on investment in the sport from car manufacturers who have historically been the mainstay of investment, they’ll have a relevance in terms of sponsors and they will impact on interest from young people, who were historically inspired by motor sport heroes and technology but have a very different perspective on life from when I was a teenager.”

Right now, though, British motor sport is riding high – the industry is leading the world and we have a young British driver at the very pinnacle of the sport. How do you build on that success? “You have to be looking over the horizon. We have the best motor sport teams in the world and we have some of the best competitors in the world at every level, from karting to F1. So we have all the right ingredients, but if we do the same thing year after year expecting the same success we’ve enjoyed in the past, I honestly don’t think that’s going to happen.” What will be job number one when you start in January? “What we have to consider now is how we can become a more proactive organisation with a clear vision about the future. I’m not going to prejudge what that’s going to mean or entail, but we have to have a long-term vision.” It sounds like you will be approaching this very much as a hands-on role! “I’m a good delegator! In everything I do I’m a catalyst and I try to hand the work over to people who can do a good job. But I don’t do things if I can’t make a ❱❱

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Motor sport CV 2017 Chairman-elect, MSA 2007-2013 Chairman, Aston Martin Appointed a CBE for services to motor sport 2005 2002-2004 CEO, BAR Honda 1984-present Founder and Chairman, Prodrive 1982-1984 Consultant, automotive industry 1974-1981 Rally co-driver, British Leyland, Opel and Ford

contribution. I don’t do things if I can’t make a difference and so I’ve taken this on in the full knowledge that I won’t just sit on the sidelines, shake hands and hand out trophies. I want to be sure of the long-term future of motor sport in this country and on the global stage and I see the MSA’s role as very much leading that challenge.” Obviously it’s important to maintain that global presence for British motor sport but the MSA also has to look after the grassroots participants. What’s your message to them? “That’s where it all starts. We’ve started programmes here at the MSA that have been very admirable, but are we measuring their success? Are we delivering to the clubs what they’re really looking for? Can we give even more people access to motor sport than we have today and help break the cost barriers? Motor sport remains prohibitively expensive, even at a junior level, and we’ve got to find ways of addressing that.”

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Top: as chairman of Aston Martin Richards spearheaded the company’s GT programme; below, with a young Jenson Button as head of BAR-Honda’s F1 operation

Can the trickle-down effect of homegrown F1 success help in any way? “It inevitably does, and I think the MSA has a role to play in communicating that success to people inside and outside the sport. And the success of Lewis [Hamilton] and having the Mercedes F1 team – and many others – based here in the UK helps us enormously in that task.” Practically speaking, how do you achieve that? “Historically, motor sport has been a great proving ground for technology and it’s been a great place for engineers to be creative, innovative and develop their skills. But as we’ve moved towards motor sport being more of an entertainment medium those opportunities are more limited, so we have to reinvent how that might be achieved. Greenpower [the education trust that aims to inspire more youngsters to take up engineering, and of which Richards is also a patron] is a great example of that and we need to be evolving all the time.” ❱❱

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Will historic competition play a bigger role in the future? “It clearly is a growth area and it’s interesting to understand why that might be. Are the cars more affordable? Do spectators have a romantic connection with them that they don’t have with modern ones? Doomsayers who say motor sport is going to disappear once we have autonomous cars and electric cars need to look at horse racing! Only 100 years ago the horse was the mainstay of our transport system, but it’s still a great pastime whether that’s riding for fun, competing or attending races. I believe there’s a strong future for motor racing but it’s not going to necessarily be as we know it today.”

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Richards celebrates the World Rally Championship with Ari Vatanen in 1981

Finally, with you at the MSA and Jean Todt at the FIA we now have two famous rally co-drivers in prominent administrative roles in the sport – how will that inform the future direction of motor sport? “Jean and I go way back, because in 1981 he was the runner-up in the championship Ari and I won after a year-long fight! We’ve since gone separate ways but always kept in touch and I think, as rally co-drivers, we learn to look across the board. I’ve always thought it was an interesting discipline in terms of organisation and keeping calm under pressure - it stood me in good stead for future experiences!” n

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small pocket of unassuming countryside, just off the A1 north of Grantham, proved to be abuzz with activity in September as the world karting circus came to town. Mechanics scurried around with heaps of tyres, stewards peered onto the seldom-silent track, and parents looked on with pride as the CIK-FIA Karting World Championships rolled in. This hive of activity was one part welcoming, one part impressive and another part inspiring, with futures being founded and gauntlets set in real time. Many drivers would make rivalries that could last a career, and some would be forging their own paths in motor sport with success here. Of the British drivers eight were here with ‘golden ticket’

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came to Grantham entries won through their participation in the MSA British Kart Championships. It was the first time since 1968 that the CIK-FIA Karting World Championships were decided at a British venue, namely the Paul Fletcher International (PFI) circuit. The organisers of the event – Trent Valley Karting Club – weren’t troubled at all by its scale or the FIA’s presence. Rather there was a sense of humility and pride as the club prepared to host this prestigious competition. The circuit was built in 1994 by Paul Fletcher, known as ‘Mr Fletcher’ by club members. “My father had a bakery, and behind it was a concrete area for the vans where we used to drive around the pylons every Monday night, he says. “Eventually, in 1960, I bought a kart.”

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As an enthusiastic racer, Fletcher took to the track in 1960 and over a quarter of a century he entered 680 kart meetings, scoring podiums in the world and European championships. “I raced for 25 years and decided I wanted to build a track,” he says. “The difficulty was finding somewhere to do that, and then we found this place.” Fletcher has poured money into the facility, with kart workshops – including his own – on one side of the track and a kart showroom on the other. Parc fermé includes a measuring station resembling a laboratory, where fuel and oil levels are studied meticulously. Nearby, a team checks spec tyres and hands them out with the swiftness of an assembly line throughout the weekend. ❱❱

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“We didn’t have to build anything for the world championships, just add a few extra cables,” says Fletcher, who remembers his own roots in karting and has witnessed the evolution of his venue. “Here, we always get big numbers, whether testing or in class. This place is seen as an elite venue, a top-end one. If you went over the road, there is a grassroots karting venue on former RAF land where we all started.” It’s no surprise that Formula 1 winners such as Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna first made their mark in karting, and Fernando Alonso – who is working on his own karting circuit in Asturias, Spain – was at the PFI circuit to witness his FA Kart team take a podium in the OK Junior category. “Fernando has had some trouble with his kart track and I can give him some tips,” reckons Fletcher. “Sometimes you think you’re doing the right thing by adding kerbs here and there and widening or narrowing corners, but you’re just making things worse. The simplicity is the best bit at PFI. “Another thing is that everything costs money, and we actually lose money. We’ll probably lose money here as well... [but] this is a grassroots sport that more and more people should be putting money into.” Fletcher’s continued investment in the circuit is easy to see. There is the recently resurfaced track under towering floodlights, complete with a big screen befitting Wembley Stadium on one side and a grandstand and village-type area complete with bar and podium on the other. “I raced for 25 years and now I run drivers. That makes a difference. And it gives me something to do. I’m always busy but I’m even busier now,” he adds. Though the OK Class, populated by drivers aged 15 years or older, had an entry list of 92 and the OK Junior Class, for those aged 12-14, had 95 drivers entered, the TVKC regularly hosts more than 300 karters in one weekend. “Once you’ve got the infrastructure, I suppose it is easy to manage everything. Our staff can cope with 300 people easily,” says TVKC director Mick Barrett, who conducted a tour of the facility with pride as karts were chucked around the circuit below by budding young drivers. Barrett hops up to the race control building, populated by walls of hi-definition camera screens which capture every move on track, including the new bridge section which was added in 2011 to bring the circuit up to specification for Commission International de Karting (CIK) events – the length was increased in 2011 from 1080 metres to 1382m. “We’re very fortunate to have a fantastic landlord who’s as passionate about the sport as we are,” says TVKC chairman Nigel Edwards. “Mr Fletcher built this kart circuit 22 years ago and had the forethought to make it state-of-the-art.

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Above: Paul Fletcher gave his name to the UK track hosting this year’s karting world finals. Top: Fernando Alonso was among the notable spectators

“He’s a manic karting fan, which is fantastic because Paul has put his personal money into this kart track that we’re privileged to be able to operate from.” In 2014 and 2015, PFI hosted European championship races and Edwards says: “The CIK liked how we went about things. English people tend to be ‘feet on the ground’ and the infrastructure we’ve got is very sound; we’ve got great staff and a very solid foundation. Heaven forbid we would one day try hosting a world championship, though we debated: ‘Are we good enough?’” The previous year, in 2013, PFI was to host the world championship final, but it ended up being run in Bahrain. However, Edwards wasn’t too bothered by that: “Unfortunately, we had to split the championship and the winner was crowned in Bahrain, not here, but we kept working as we had lists of things we knew we wanted to improve,” he explains. ❱❱

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“The one thing about TVKC and PFI,” Edwards adds, “is that it comes as a package, and it may never be a Bahrain but we have fantastic infrastructure with restaurants and bars, tarmac to stand on and power for everyone in the paddock. The whole package, in my estimate, is one of the best in the world. Bahrain is stunning, but you’d never be able to build that here.” Edwards maintains that PFI is a relatively smallscale operation and TVKC depends hugely on entry and membership fees, which is why the FIA event was so important to the track. “It’s not easy, but with the wonderful people at Trent Valley this international competition is here, and I’m absolutely honoured to be chairman of TVKC at this championship.” The atmosphere at PFI over the weekend did indeed resemble a community – and a bustling one at that as the hum and crackle of karts provided the soundtrack to an exciting event. “It’s difficult to create an atmosphere, but I hope when people come away from here they can feel that buzz in the paddock. That would be my dream come true,” says Edwards. With drivers such as Juan Pablo Montoya, Ralf Schumacher, Billy Monger and Lando Norris all joining Alonso at the event, the importance of this competition resonated across the motor sport community. “I was surprised by PFI – it’s the first time I’ve been here,” says Schumacher, whose KSM team had six drivers entered. “Although it’s quite old, the track is quite modern and it’s a very nice facility. “Without karting, it’s clear that there would be no race drivers,” he adds. “But you cannot guarantee that a good karter is a good Formula 1 driver, or vice versa. It can be the case that an average karting driver jumps into a car and feels happy. “[In karting] they get familiar with race situations, with starts and racecraft at an early age. You are able to make mistakes that are relatively cheap to do in karting compared to big cars, and being able to race at least six times per weekend you get a lot more track time.” “I’m just proud that people want to come here, like the Montoyas and the Schumachers,” says Edwards. “It’s brilliant. In our club, and in UK karting, we’re the start for these kids. “The drivers are eight or nine years old when they begin; we bring them up and they understand flags and track warnings. As a result, they get to 13 or 14 with a fantastic grounding. It must mean something to these guys too if they want to come to our kart meeting.”

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Through all of this camaraderie and community spirit, there could only be one winner in each class at the end of the weekend, but as a testament to Britain’s strong foundations in grassroots motor sport, two homegrown talents took the spoils. Danny Keirle triumphed in the OK Class, having dominated the event (with five victories from six heats) to take pole position for the final. He continued as he began: with a lights-to-flag win. Dexter Patterson, who took the lead in the opening lap of the final from third place, withstood immense pressure to secure the OK Junior Class title. A fantastic grounding, indeed. n

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Heather Calder has become the first female MSA British Sprint Champion in almost 50 years – but she had to beat her own father to achieve her goal By Jon Doran

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ew MSA British Sprint Champion Heather Calder believes in keeping things in the family. The 27-year-old stormed to the title this year with seven wins and five recordbreaking runs, wrapping it up with three rounds to spare. In the process she brought an end to her father Colin’s domination of the sport, as he had claimed top spot for the last four years – and she knows he is already gunning for

her next year. “I think he knew it was coming,” she laughs. “He was delighted about it. Obviously, keeping the win in the family has been great. “He would have preferred to have won it himself and he has certainly not given up. There is plenty of fighting talk. He has started psyching it up for next year already.” By winning, Heather became the first women to lift the

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title since Patsy Burt in 1970, but is has been the rivalry with her father than has occupied her mind most. The family battle has raged all year as the two – who share a Gould GR 55 with a 3.5-litre 680bhp Nicolson McLaren – have lapped within hundredths of a second of each other, a feat Heather insists has helped them both. “He has been pushing hard this year,” she says. “We have been improving on our records every year and the

only reason we do that is because we are pushing each other. We are both pretty competitive – in everything. It’s fair to say that Monopoly is not normally a board game that comes out in our house... “It wasn’t easy to stop him. I’ve been trying for a while. He has won the last four consecutive seasons. The car has won its fifth championship in a row, which is amazing. As time has gone on, we have been getting closer and ❱❱

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Heather Calder

“As time has gone on, our times have been getting closer and closer. That has made it interesting” closer – down to the hundredths in the run-offs. That has made it interesting.” The battle is even more intense given that Heather and Colin use the same car set-up but have very different driving styles. “I’m a lot smoother than he is,” Heather explains. “He is quite aggressive in the way he drives, he’s very late on the brakes and very quick on the throttle, whereas I’m more consistent and smoother. “It’s funny, when we overlay the data and see the difference in the entry and exit speed. On some corners his style might have an advantage, then on others it’s mine. “We discuss lines in general, gear changes and how the car feels around certain corners, as well as whether we need to do anything different with the set-up. But in terms of driving style we do our own thing.” In fact, the only changes to the car reflect the different sizes of the two drivers – something which requires the use of an unconventional but effective piece of equipment: a

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Calder and dad Colin, (pictured together, right) share the same Gould GR 55 (left) in the British Sprint Championship – and even the same set-up

booster seat. “We normally only have 10 minutes to change over, so we put in my booster seat, put in the fuel, top up the air for the gear changes then alter the seat belts.” Colin had done sprints before starting a family but caught the karting bug on holiday. They joined the Golspie club (see Place Notes) near their Thurso home in the Highlands and it wasn’t long before the whole family was smitten: Heather’s younger sister Louise had mum Marina as her mechanic and went on to win two Scottish titles. She is now a rising star in the Scottish Sprint Championship. Heather – who works as a sub-sea pipeline engineer in Aberdeen – took a conventional route to the top. “It started when we were karting on holiday. We checked out our local kart track and it all went from there. I started in cadets when I was 12, stayed in karting for three or four years – up to Senior Max. “Then I went into single-seaters when I was 16. That is one good thing about sprinting, you can get in quite early. I was driving single-seaters before I had my driving licence. I learned to drive in that rather than a road car.” Caithness Car Club members Colin and Heather face massive drives from Thurso to each track – even the Scottish round at Knockhill in Fife is a five-hour drive. But Heather is delighted to have made the sacrifice as she follows Burt as a female champion, although she admits she rarely thinks about the gender question. “When I go out, I don’t want to be the fastest female sprinter. I want to be fastest overall. “There are quite a few women who do sprinting compared to some other classes. There’s only me and ❱❱

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Timeline Karting Started aged 12, in Cadets, then Junior Rotax. Raced for Scotland in the Inter-Nations Karting Challenge in Wales 2006 OMS single-seater at local sprint track, Littleferry Circuit in Golspie 2007 Gould GR 37 in the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship 2008 MSA British Sprint Championship debut. Youngest-ever driver to score a championship point in the Top 12 Run Off 2011 MSA British Sprint Championship, incomplete season (minimum requirement of nine rounds), 10th overall. Eight starts, one top-three finish 2012 MSA British Sprint Championship, incomplete season (four starts) 2013 MSA British Sprint Championship, incomplete season, eighth overall. Six starts, first win with a new outright record at Knockhill (anti-clockwise) 2014 SBD MSA British Sprint Championship, second overall. Ten starts, all top-three finishes including one win 2015 SBD MSA British Sprint Championship, incomplete season (minimum requirement of 10 rounds). Four starts, all second-place finishes

STEPHEN MILES

2016 SBD MSA British Sprint Championship, third overall. Eleven starts, all top-three finishes including four wins. Track record at Knockhill (anti-clockwise) 2017 SBD MSA British Sprint Champion: nine starts, seven wins and five track records (Snetterton 100, Pembrey, Blyton Park, Kirkistown and Knockhill)

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JOHN STEWART

Heather Calder

Calder scored seven wins in the ever-reliable Gould to become the first woman to claim the British Sprint title since Patsy Burt in 1970

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one other lady who do the British Sprint Championship. When you walk round the paddock, it does seem that there are more women than typically at other race meetings. “I do think it is getting more acceptable for women to be racing. The Dare To Be Different initiative set up by the MSA and Susie Wolff has been great at raising the profile of women, and the more awareness there is, the more it will entice people in and numbers will grow. “Being the first woman [to win the title] since 1970 does make it special. You get more attention – not just for me, but for the British championship. It doesn’t usually get as much publicity as other circuit racing disciplines, so it’s great from that perspective. Being the first women to win it in 47 years is a great achievement. “My highlight would probably be the first race of the season at Snetterton, where I got the outright record. I remember when my dad broke it and I was like ‘Wow, I think that is here to stay for a long time.’ “When I broke that, I couldn’t quite believe the time. I hadn’t sat in the car for almost eight months, the first time, no practice, straight out and it was great to beat – in my eyes – a tough record. It gave me a great start to the season. “When I won [the title] at Knockhill, I had to do some number-crunching to confirm it. I don’t think it will really sink in until the MSA Night of Champions in January.” n

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Clash of the

Champions What happens when two of the brightest young stars of British motor sport go head to head? We visited Lydden Hill to find out. By Hal Ridge

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he annual Race of Champions gives some of the world’s biggest and most successful motor racing stars the chance to challenge one another head-to-head. But the RoC’s stadium-based tracks are not truly representative of the environments that those drivers are most familiar with, and while the machinery is equal, the vehicles often aren’t wholly suitable for the tight and twisty layouts, nor is it easy, with minimal seat time, to extract the maximum from them. Seldom do top-level drivers get the opportunity to take each other on in an environment in which they are most accustomed, never mind two champions using their title-winning machinery to challenge counterparts from different disciplines. But on a November day in Kent, at Lydden Hill, two of the UK's brightest rising motor racing stars took part in a genuine clash of the champions. Fittingly, both drivers had secured their respective titles in dramatic final round deciders, Ashley Sutton claiming the Dunlop Tyres MSA British Touring Car Championship in the season finale at Brands Hatch, while Nathan Heathcote won the final round of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship to overcome a 10-point deficit and claim the crown at his first attempt in the Supercar class. ❱❱

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DRIVEN BY NATHAN HEATHCOTE Age 20. 2014 Rallycross debut in single-make Swift Sport Rallycross Championship. 2015 7th in Swift Sport Rallycross Championship. 2016 Swift Sport Rallycross Champion. 2017 Won on Supercar debut at Croft Circuit, MSA British Rallycross Champion.

CITROEN DS3 SUPERCAR BHP 600. Torque 860 Nm. Top speed 120 mph. Acceleration 0 – 60 mph in 2 seconds (approx.). Transmission Six-speed sequential, four-wheel drive. Engine Two-litre turbo with 45mm restrictor. Suspension McPherson Strut front and rear. Tyres 17x7.5 Cooper Tires crossply. Weight 1300kgs.

The Lydden showdown was the first time that the pair’s cars had been adorned with the coveted number one on the rear windows; Sutton driving his Team BMR Subaru Levorg GT, while Heathcote took to the seat of his LD Motorsports Citroen DS3 Supercar. With the first ever rallycross event having been held in February 1967 at the Kent venue, the sport continues to be Lydden's headline act and as such the two permanent unsealed sections run inside the asphalt layout at the final corner (Paddock Bend) and inside the long right-hand first corner, where the mixed-surface rallycross racers take on the infamous Chesson's Drift. Renowned for their startline performance, rallycross Supercars are capable of accelerating to 60 mph in around two seconds, while the rear-wheel drive Subaru takes around 4.6sec to reach the same speed. But with more optimised downforce and a bigger contact patch from 18in slick tyres, the 350-horsepower circuit racer was expected to be faster in the asphalt corners. The rallycross car would

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DRIVEN BY ASHLEY SUTTON

Drivers and mounts were carefully matched, with allowances to level them out

Age 23. 2015 Renault Clio Cup UK Champion. 2016 5th on BTCC debut at Brands Hatch. 13th in points. 2017 MSA British Touring Car Champion.

SUBARU LEVORG GT BHP 350. Torque 400 Nm. Top speed 160 mph. Acceleration 0 – 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Transmission Six speed sequential, rear-wheel drive. Engine Two-litre, horizontally opposed . Suspension Double-wishbone front and rear. Tyres 18x10 Dunlop Slicks / Wets. Weight 1280kgs.

take a slightly shorter route (0.870 miles to 1 mile) while the BTCC machine would remain on the asphalt, but the stage was set for a close finish between the two in a three-lap shoot-out. “Obviously we’re from completely different categories. To put those two cars on the famous Lydden Hill circuit was a great opportunity to showcase what the variations are, but also how close they are on an overall lap,” explained Sutton. To address the Supercar's startline advantage, Sutton was given a two-second head start before Heathcote took off in the greasy conditions. “We did some practice starts and noticed how big a delta there was between the two cars. By the time I’d got second [gear] and looked up, Nathan was already on the gravel [at turn one]. If it had been slightly drier, you probably could have got away with Nathan having that head start and I would have slowly picked away and come back at him on the tarmac.” As the lights went out, Sutton seized the advantage ❱❱

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and led for the first lap. As the pair drove down Hairy Hill for the first time of asking, Heathcote peeled off onto the unsealed surface inside Paddock Bend, the Citroen's fourwheel drive system finding enough traction on the gravel to fire the hatchback through the infamous final chicane of the rallycross track, bursting onto the main circuit across the finish line, alongside Sutton's Subaru. "I knew it was going to be close at the chicane. I couldn’t see Ash but I took the line I would in any other race," said Heathcote. "We're used to racing cars you can’t see in rallycross because of the joker lap (an extra route every competitor has to take once in each race), so you really rely on your spotter to tell you where the other cars are." Sutton, however, is more familiar with having his rivals ‘in vision’, bumper-to-bumper for the duration of a race. "It was quite interesting to see Nathan dive off onto the loose in the mirror,” said the touring car ace of the new experience. “Yes, he was on the loose but he had a shorter run there, so we actually came over the line side-by-side. I know the rallycross guys rely on their spotters quite a lot to keep them up to date with someone who’s already done the joker lap. There’s a great bit of teamwork there, whereas with me [in BTCC] I can see what’s around me.” Following the merge, as Sutton continued on the main circuit though Pilgrims, Heathcote's shorter route on Chesson’s Drift gave him the advantage as he headed back onto the asphalt, down Dover Slope and into

Heathcote (top) and Sutton suited up to hit the track

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Devil’s Elbow, taking a lead he wouldn't relinquish, despite a sterling effort from Sutton in the autumnal damp and greasy conditions that clearly didn't suit the circuitracing machine. “You’ve got more grip when it’s full wet than when it’s greasy [in the BTCC car]. You get this horrible greasy feeling like someone’s thrown a load of oil down,” said Sutton of the conditions. “It wasn’t the prime for us, we were constantly dancing around on the rear where Nathan could put his foot down and he had four wheels pulling him out of it. I was a bit held back by that, but it was still close and I was actually shocked at how close the lap times were between the two cars. In the final corner, on Paddock Bend’s loose surface, Heathcote survived a wildly sideways moment before crossing the finish line. Both drivers set 47 second laps using the different routes, but over the duration the Supercar's power and traction advantage was enough for Heathcote to claim victory. "It was an awesome day,” said the British Rallycross Champion. “Touring cars are a lot more known to the general public, but even just doing this kind of thing shows what a rise rallycross is on, and hopefully it shows young guys starting out that the potential to have a career in rallycross is getting there, and highlights the sport to new fans too. “It was quite hard to tell which car would be quicker round Lydden and with conditions being tricky that got even harder. I think Lydden definitely suits the rallycross car, but the event was really fun; a special moment to finish the season.” Sutton equally enjoyed driving his championshipwinning car without the pressure of a BTCC weekend. “It’s nice to get in the car and have a laugh instead of constantly being under pressure. But you’re always going to go out to win – we wouldn’t be racing drivers if that wasn’t the case. For me it was a nice little duel between us; it highlighted where we were quicker and obviously where the rallycross car was quicker, and it was good fun to drive against Nathan.” Team BMR owner and former BTCC driver Warren Scott switched to rallycross for the 2017 season as team-mate to Heathcote in the LD Motorsports squad and is one of only a few drivers to have experienced racing in the two disciplines. "There's not many similarities between the two cars; the touring car likes to be on rails and the rallycross car prefers to be sideways," he explained. "Even if the lap times are similar, the feeling is so different; the touring car is extremely hard and the Supercar is soft, so require different skill sets. You could certainly see the rallycross car’s horsepower against the touring car at Lydden. It was nice to see Nathan and Ashley on track together. For me it's been great to be involved with both this year, and both have a huge future ahead of them.” n

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Richard Sykes

Front-wheel drive rally ace This seasoned driver wants to prove his Citroën DS3 can beat the Mk2 masses

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TECH SPEC Engine: 1600cc Citroën Power: 240bhp Gears: Six forward plus reverse

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tourbridge-based Richard Sykes, 51, has been competing for 30 years, beginning in autograss in the late 1980s. He then went to rallycross, won the BTRDA title in 1991 in a Mini and moved on to a Vauxhall Nova until a serious accident at Ty Croes forced a year out. He rebuilt the Nova into a stage rally car in 1996 and has rallied ever since with considerable success. In ’98 Sykes achieved a life ambition to compete on Rally GB and used a Peugeot 106. “That was fabulous and as we went into the first stage at Silverstone all the top WRC stars were coming into the queue for the second stage,” he says. Many seasons in one-make challenges followed, including the Peugeot 106 and 206 Cups and the Suzuki Swift Cup. He also ran in BTRDA 1400s and the BRC Challenge, and won his class on Mull in a Citroën C2. “I eventually won the BRC Challenge in 2012 and earned a Rally GB entry on the ‘Road to Wales’ scheme. I do like the front-wheel drive single-make championships. They put up good prizes and the cars are developed by the manufacturer.” More recently he’s rallied a rather special Citroën DS3 R3. “I’ve had the Citroën since 2015. It was Jonny Greer’s old BRC car and they take a bit of getting used to. I only did a couple of rallies in 2016 as I broke my shoulder snow-boarding. This year I won the BTRDA Silver Star class on the Nicky Grist.” Most recently, Sykes topped the front-wheel drive runners on Rally GB National in October. “I was hoping to be in the top 10 nationals but we had various problems. I had no power-steering all day on Sunday and it took both hands just to turn the steering wheel. “I can’t play rugby and squash anymore, which have been two of my passions in life, so the only thing I’ve got left is rallying! I do love it and I’m like a big kid when I go rallying. “Next year I’m going to do good old gravel in the BTRDA championship and have a real go for the Silver Star award. I bought the DS3 because I hate Escort Mk2s – they are everywhere! In my opinion, the only 2WD car that has a chance of beating the Escorts is my DS3. It’s a great car!” n

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Weekend Warrior

CHASSIS

“Citroën did 10,000km of testing and development with this car. Whatever they say on settings, that’s what we use,” says Sykes. “That was the main reason I bought the car. You can order parts from France for next-day delivery. Normally some parts on a rally car can be a real pain.”

ENGINE

With a 34mm restrictor, the 1600cc Citroën engine delivers an impressive 240bhp and carries a lot of WRCdeveloped electronics. “They took all the good bits off the DS3 World Rally Car to make the customer car,” says Sykes.

GEARBOX

It runs a six-speed hydraulic paddle-shift Citroën gearbox, like the WRC car that went before it. Sykes says that the gear ratios are perfect for competition.

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winter must take place. These include draining the water systems of the club house so that they don’t freeze in the sub-zero winter temperatures. But it’s not just the season that the elements have affected: the exposed location and battering by storms has meant that in recent years the track has had to fight for its very survival. In December 2012, Littleferry was struck by a storm and sea surges which flooded the entire track and buildings. It was two weeks before the water subsided leaving a trail of devastation and a seriously eroded sea wall. The committed team of volunteers managed to clear the debris and get the circuit back in action, but the problem remained. It was found that the shoreline had been eroded by several metres, and this required a major project of bolstering the boundary with a boulder barrier.

Littleferry Circuit, Golspie Britain’s most northerly circuit survives against the odds

CIRCUIT

INFO

Littleferry Circuit, KW10 Golspie, Scotland www.nckc.co.uk Opened: 1978 Course length: 1090 yards

Despite a successful money-raising campaign which saw support from, among others, Allan McNish and David Coulthard, the cost of the coastal erosion protection project decimated NSKC’s coffers. Five years on from the incident there is little evidence of the damage caused on the track side of the boundary – except for the water line visible within the scrutineering bay. From the position of the spectator banking on a beautiful sunny day, it’s easy to forget the ever-present threat lapping up against the beach. The success of Littleferry is down to the sheer determination of the members of the North of Scotland Kart Club. Ever resourceful, the venue boasts a good-sized club house with catering facilities, space for presentations, the cleanest toilets and showers and a capacious scrutineering bay; much of which was constructed by members of the club. A testament to the club’s commitment and effort lies in the fact that a recent MSA track inspection has approved the venue track licence to be extended for bambinos in 2018. It means that for now at least, Britain’s most northerly track continues to prosper, and the isolated and wild countryside around Golspie can continue to echo to the sound of motor racing. n

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f you want to experience the geographical reach of motor sport in the UK, then you ought to visit Littleferry Circuit, in Scotland. Pick up the A9 from Perth and head north, past Inverness to the small town of Golspie. Drive into the town and take the first right after the railway station, then follow the road past the golf club, then turn left through the golf course watching out for flying golf balls. There in front of you is Littleferry Circuit – Britain’s most northerly MSA approved race circuit. The track is home to the North of Scotland Kart Club, which moved here in 1978. The club puts on kart races and other events including the Scottish drift championship during a truncated season: due to the northerly position and accompanying weather, events take place between March and October after which preparations for

Littleferry hosts karts and cars beside a beautiful beach – but nature is threatening the track

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Steve Stringwell (Chairman), Kelvin Nicholls, Bob Kettleboro CASE No J2017/21

The panel of the National Court considered the appeal by Neil MacLennan against the Decision of the Stewards to exclude him from the FF1600 race at Knockhill on 4th June 2017 for overtaking under yellow flags. The panel of the National Court considered two preliminary applications relating to (i) the Decision of the Stewards itself: and (ii) the participation of Mr Sumner (the CoC) at the hearing. The panel’s findings in respect of the preliminary applications were that the Clerk of the Course had the ability to deal with the incident under General Regulation C5.1.1; the Clerk of the Course’s decision was valid; Ross Martin was a party to the proceedings and his appeal to the Stewards of the Meeting under General Regulation C6.1.2 was valid; the Decision of the Stewards was valid and appealed by Mr MacLennan in accordance with General Regulation C7.1. The appeal before the National Court was to proceed as a de novo hearing. The panel agreed that Mr Sumner participate as a witness at the hearing. The panel of the National Court considered the bundle of documents prepared for the appeal and the submissions made by Mr Champkin on behalf of Mr MacLennan and Ms Sarah Franklin acting on behalf of the MSA. As part of the submissions the panel heard oral evidence from Ray Sumner (the Clerk of the Course), Neil MacLennan (Driver of Car No 25), and Alan Couper, MSA Steward. In addition the panel viewed video evidence of the incident. The panel of the National Court also took into account timing sheets in its deliberation with special attention to sector 3. The panel noted that Neil MacLennan himself fully accepted he did overtake Car No 316 at the said location under a yellow flag. In reaching its decision and having discussed all of the matters before it the panel unanimously agreed that yellow flags and flag

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signals in general are a major safety issue and have to be obeyed at all times. The decision of National Court is that the appeal fails and that the exclusion by the Stewards of the meeting be upheld. The National Court also orders the payment of costs of £500.00 by the Appellant. STEVE STRINGWELL, CHAIRMAN

SITTING TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST 2017

Steve Stringwell (Chairman), Kelvin Nicholls, Bob Kettleboro CASE No J2017/24

The panel of the National Court considered the EAP of Mr Alex Ponting against the Clerk’s decision to exclude Mr Ponting from 177 Max and Master final held at Barton Stacey on 3- 4th June 2017. The panel read the statements from the competitor and all the officials involved in this matter. In addition the Rotax carburettor (provided under seal and the subject of the Clerk’s Decision) was removed form the sealed bag and examined by the panel together with a float arm adjustment gauge. Although the panel agreed that it is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that his equipment complies with the Regulations at all times, on reading all the statements provided in accordance with the General Regulations C7.2, it was apparent to the panel that a number of conflicts and discrepancies arose throughout the technical checking of this carburettor. As a result of such conflicts and discrepancies the panel of the National Court’s decision is that the appeal succeeds, the appellant is to be reinstated in the results of the race, the results re-issued and the appeal fee returned accordingly. STEVE STRINGWELL, CHAIRMAN

SITTING TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017

David Munro (Chairman), Peter Riches, John Felix CASE No J2017/27

The National Court has conducted an Inquiry under General Regulation C.9 into the outcome of Race 5 at

the British Superkart Racing Club meeting at Cadwell Park on 9th July 2017 following a Notice of Inquiry issued by the Motor Sports Association dated 2nd August 2017. It was alleged that an incorrect declaration of the race results had occurred due to a combination of events which stemmed from competitor No11, Paul Platt, ignoring official signals during the race, an incorrect selection of karts for post-race scrutineering and a failure to issue a non-compliance by the scrutineers. Having inquired into the facts the National Court is satisfied that:1. During the course of the race kart No111 suffered a mechanical defect in that the chain guard became detached. 2. Having viewed the photographic evidence obtained from the onboard camera on kart No1 and on having evidence from Jack Layton, the driver of kart No1, the mechanical flag and the relevant kart number were clearly shown on lap 9. 3. On lap 10 the ‘last lap’ board and the black flag with the relevant number were clearly displayed. 4. The driver of kart No111 failed to comply with both flag signals and was therefore in breach of General Regulations Q15.1 (K) and (M). 5. The Stewards erred in concluding that the flag signals were incorrectly displayed and consequently their decision not to exclude Paul Platt was reached in error. 6. General Regulation C1.1.6 applies and the National Court concludes that Paul Platt must be excluded from the results of the race and directs that the results be amended accordingly. 7. As the Stewards should have excluded kart No111 as a result of the failure to comply with General Regulation Q15.1, it follows that the selection of karts for postrace scrutineering was correctly undertaken by the Scrutineers. From the National Court 8. As a consequence there was no failure on their part with regard to the issue of any non-compliance. DAVID MUNRO, CHAIRMAN

SITTING TUESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Guy Spollon (Chairman), Chris Mount, Ian Watson CASE No: J2017 – 31

This matter comes before the National Court by way of an Eligibility Appeal. On 13th July 2017, the Clay Pigeon Kart Club staged a karting event at Clay Pigeon. The Appellant competed in the final of the Senior Rotax Kart Max. His father and entrant was his mechanic at this meeting. After the conclusion of the race, the first 3 finishers, which included the Appellant, had the carburettors on each of their karts checked. The Eligibility Scrutineer, David Trueman, examined the carburettor on the Appellant’s kart with the Appellant’s father who did all the stripping of the carburettor and removal of the various jets and gasket. Mr Trueman found the float lever arm height was incorrect when checked with the Rotax gauge part No277400. The first side of the arm was within the gauge slot. However, the other side of the float lever arm fouled the bottom of the gauge. Rotax Fiche amendment 47-P97 dated 1st January 2017 stipulates that the float arms must both fit between the gauge slot without touching the gauge. Mr Trueman showed both the Appellant’s father and his son, the Appellant, the problem and allowed the Appellant’s father personally to inspect the lever arm with the Rotax gauge. The carburettor thereafter had the float bowl housing reassembled back on to the main body by two screws to protect the lever arm assembly. This task was undertaken by David Trueman and the Appellant’s father. The carburettor was then sealed in a bag in front of the Appellant’s father and his son, the Appellant, the former of whom confirmed that he was content with the procedure that had been used to inspect the carburettor and float lever arm assembly. The Appellant was subsequently excluded from the race results on the basis that the one side of the float lever arm was non-compliant. The Scrutineers Non-Compliance Report incorrectly refers to “Float needle height incorrect”. The carburettor in question was transported to the National Court and disassembled with the consent of the Appellant by an approved MSA engineer in front of the three members of ❱❱

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SITTING TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017 David Munro (Chairman), Peter Riches, John Felix CASE No J2017/32

The National Court has considered the Eligibility Appeal of Joshua Jackson following his exclusion from the BRSCC Mazda MX5 Championship Race at Anglesey Circuit on 6th August 2017. Following the conclusion of Race 2a the car driven by Mr Jackson, competition No72, was subject to measurement of the engine power output. Six tests were conducted and on the final test the power output was said to be 105.51 horsepower. The Championship Regulations specify that the maximum output should not exceed 105. Mr Jackson entered a valid written Notice of Intention to Appeal at 12.35pm and paid the relevant fee. He complied with the procedure set out in General Regulation C7.2.1(a) but it appears that the Chief Scrutineer was not notified of this fact by the Clerk of the Course or the Secretary of the Meeting as required by General Regulation C7.2.1 (b). Subsequently Mr Jackson submitted his detailed reasons for appealing as required by C7.2.1 (C) but no response has ever been received from the Scrutineer. Accordingly this Appeal is upheld. The Appeal fee is to be refunded and his exclusion under General Regulation C3.5.1 overturned. The results are to be amended accordingly. The National Court very much regrets the breakdown in communications that has led to the present situation and strongly recommends that the procedures

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be reviewed. DAVID MUNRO, CHAIRMAN

SITTING TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER

David Munro (Chairman), Richard Norbury, Chris Mount CASE No J2017- 35&36

The National Court has considered the eligibility appeals of Oliver Greenhall and Archie Brown. Strictly speaking these were separate appeals but they are inextricably linked, and it is entirely appropriate to apply the principles of joinder and to regard them as conjoined appeals. The appeals arise from protests made by James Rigby, an entrant, following a Honda Cadet Race at Clay Pigeon 4th June 2017. Mr Rigby protested the eligibility of nine engines in total, and of these three were said to be ineligible following Technical Examination by a Technical Commissioner on the 20th June 2017. A Stewards Hearing was convened at the next Super 1 round which took place at Larkhall on 12th August 2017. The Stewards accepted the findings of the Technical Commissioner, and found the engines from Kart No7 (belonging to Archie Brown) and Kart No64 (belonging to Oliver Greenhall) together with the spare engine of Oliver Greenhall to be ineligible. As a consequence, both Competitors were excluded from the meeting at Clay Pigeon. The Court has given careful consideration to the detail of the protest forms. The exact chronology of events is unclear as there appears to be more than one version of each document. In both appeals the forms would seem to have been amended to some extent. The initial protest forms were submitted at 3: 10 pm on 4th June in each case, with a further form being timed at 4:10pm. The forms timed at 3:10 pm contain the demand that “The whole engine needs to be checked” and a specific list of components is then identified, namely: Deck Height Exhaust Crank Throw Carb Con Rod. The later forms list the same components but do not contain the same injunction requiring an

examination of the whole engine. It suggests that time was given to the protestor to enable him to amend the content of the form as he saw fit. The engines were subsequently examined by the Technical Commissioner and all the listed items were in compliance with the appropriate regulations. All the engines subject to protest, including those of the appellants, were apparently from the same engine builder. The examination undertaken by the technical commissioner extended to other components and included the ignition timing and camshafts of each of the three engines. The alleged non-compliance therefore related to components other than those which had been identified in the final editions of the protest forms. Protests against a fellow competitor must comply with General Regulation C.5.1, and in particular General Regulation C5.1.2 provides that “Every protest, which must be in writing, must include the grounds for the protest….” In the present case the protest identifies the components that are the subject of complaint, and they are the same in the case of both appellants. General Regulation C5.2.2 (a) deals with time limits in cases of apparent ineligibility and C5.2.2 (b) deals with protest time limits in cases where the reason for the alleged ineligibility is not apparent, but it is alleged that the vehicle is performing in a manner which suggests that it is ineligible. What is significant in the instant case is that no reason is given in the protest for the selection of the particular kart. Given that all the protests made by Mr Rigby concern engines from a single source it cannot reasonably be supposed that each and every one (in the absence of any claim of apparent, i.e. visible ineligibility) was performing in such a way that it suggested ineligibility of the kart or its components. The Court notes that not all the engines that were protested had actually been raced at that meeting. This strongly suggests a speculative barrage of protests. In other words, a “scattergun approach”. The court is concerned to note that the protest in each case contains a uniform demand for the

inspection of clearly identified items. What it does not do is to say why. It does not give any reason for the protest being made. Plainly it should do so. There must be grounds for the protest. This is a primary requirement of C5.1.2. Given that the protest is invalid for want of compliance with the General Regulations, the court concludes that these appeals should succeed. As a consequence, the appeal fees are to be returned and both competitors are to be re-instated in the results of the meeting at Clay Pigeon. DAVID MUNRO, CHAIRMAN

SITTING TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2017

David Munro (Chairman), Richard Norbury, Chris Mount CASE No J2017/40

The National Court has considered the Eligibility Appeal of Peter Griffin. Mr Griffin was a competitor at Dunkeswell Kart Circuit on 26th August 2017. After the first qualifying session for Senior Rotax Karts, Race No12, his Kart, competition number 56, was subject to post race scrutineering, The clutch assembly was removed in parc ferme and was alleged to contravene the Kart Race Yearbook Regulation D1.5 in that the clutch drum running surface appeared to be contaminated. Regulation D1.5 requires that the internal running surface of the clutch to remain dry and free of grease or lubricant or any additional substance. There has been some dispute about the circumstances in which the components were removed from the Kart and how and when they were sealed. Notwithstanding that the bags in which the clutch drum and clutch shoe were sealed (it is noted that these were not MSA sealing bags), the National Court is satisfied that the bags were adequately sealed and numbered However, close inspection of both the clutch drum running surface and the clutch shoe, does not reveal contamination as described in the regulation and consequently this appeal must succeed. The appeal fee is to be returned and the results of Race 12 are to be amended. DAVID MUNRO, CHAIRMAN

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HARNESSES Sabelt 75mm 6pt Clubman (FIA) 90.00 TRS 4pt (FIA)............................... 78.00 TRS 75mm 6pt Magnum (FIA) .... 90.00 TRS 75mm Superlite 6pt (FIA) .. 115.00 TRS 6pt Hans Only Magnum (FIA) . 96.00 TRS 6pt Hans Only Superlite (FIA)135.00

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Variety is the spice of this club’s menu, with classes for everything CSCC series include Swinging Sixties, Future Classics, Magnificent Sevens, Classic K (for pre-1966 touring cars and GTs), New Millennium and the reborn Special Saloons/Modsports, to which heritage sponsor Wendy Wools will be putting its name in 2018. “We are always looking at fresh ideas,” Smitheram says, “but we reached a crossroads a couple of years ago and decided not to rush into further expansion. I think we have a nice balance now in terms of series responsibilities and the number of events we organise.” The CSCC runs 40-minute mini-enduros with a mandatory pit stop, a popular option with drivers who balance the cost of competing by sharing seat time. A glance at the entry for any CSCC meeting confirms that the recipe appeals, with full grids a staple and diversity guaranteed. Where else might you see an MG Magnette on the same grid as a Caterham 7, or a Triumph Vitesse going wheel to wheel with a Chevrolet Camaro? n

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