News & Events
Autosport name their top 10 club drivers for 2012
Category: Ma5da Racing Race Reports
"Club racing is full of cash-strapped rising stars and hidden heroes. Here is our pick of the most impressive weekend warriors of 2012" - Autosport
Ma5da Racing current and ex-champions take the top three places...
1. Rob Boston - Ma5da MX5 mk1 champion 2010 & 2011 mk3 MX5 CUP champion moved on in 2012 to take the Lotus Elise Trophy Championship. Well done Rob.
2. Tom Roche - by taking the 2012 Ma5da mk1 Championship he is now the only driver to win three Ma5da Championship titles in four years. Well done Tom your are now an MX5 legend.
3. Luke Herbert - Runner up in 2011 and mk3 Ma5da MX5 CUP Champion 2012. 11 wins and beating off strong competition. Well done Luke.
The top three are all Ma5da Champions, proving Ma5da Racing is a winning platform for Drivers looking to make a career in motorsport or simply enjoy affordable motorsport.
Ma5da Racing the home of MX5 racing and the largest single make single class championship in the UK and Europe.
"Driving the change, Making the Difference"
Last Updated on Monday, 10 December 2012 12:49
Kelvin Fletcher receives Gaz Shocks award
Category: News & Events
Kelvin Fletcher receives the Gaz Shocks award for 'Most Entertaining Driver' in the Mighty Mini's Racing Championship.
It's Kelvins first season in racing and he has already had a podium finish. The racing fits in with his recording schedule as he has most weekends off.
According to Roger Tello, the series coordinator, Kelvin is a natural racing driver who will perform well in the coming season and is looking forward to seeing him gain many more podium finishes.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:39
Mike Cantelo wins the Club RWD class of Time Attack this year
Category: News & Events
About the Time Attack
The Time Attack Series is dedicated to representing the aftermarket scene and to providing a relevant motorsport to those within the scene. As a result we have formulated various classes within Time Attack that allow us to accommodate almost every level of driver and car type/marque and class them into a category that is fitting for that level, making any achievement relevant, substantial, meaningful and more importantly- sporting.
Time Attack is open to ALL marques and contrary to popular belief Time Attack is not just for the high-end tuner cars with large budgets. Since Time Attack was introduced to this country in 2005 we have worked hard to formulate classes that appeal to the guy on the street through to the high end tuners (from within the ultra competitive aftermarket tuning scene) that come to battle for Time Attack honours. For 2012 we have two main classes, Club Challenge Classes and Pro Classes that allow competitors to enter a class that not only suits their ability but also that of their car type and investment. - Extract from timeattack.co.uk
For more information on the Club Challenge and Pro Classes for 2012 please visit www.timeattack.co.uk
Mike won the final Round 7 at the Snetterton 200 and won the class championship with 850pts in his GAZ sponsored Vauxhall VX220.
Result: Club RWD – 1st Mike Cantelo (850 pts), 2nd Ronnie Amis (820 pts), 3rd Umar Masood (640 pts)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:40
Lotus Cup UK Race Report: Snetterton 300 28/10
Category: Lotus Elise Trophy
The final round of the 2012 season would see the SuperSport champion crowned and with dropped scores taken into account, the battle would be very close, with potentially just a few points separating the leaders and the 2-Eleven runners of leader Steve Train, Tom Chatterway and Simon Deacon in the pound seats. However another win for Rob Fenn would strengthen his challenge too.
Meanwhile, despite being out of contention, Adrian Hall would be staking his claim for the most wins in the season against Fenn, so an intriguing contest was in prospect. The Production title had already been claimed at Donington in Rob Boston’s favour, and this would be a chance for him to add yet another victory to his total.
Practice & Qualifying
Jamie Stanley boosted co-driver Glenn Sherwood’s title hopes with a strong performance in practice, whilst a few places behind, potential winners Rob Fenn and Adrian Hall lapped within a couple of seconds of each other. Steve Train was fastest of the 2-Eleven runners and was some way ahead of his rivals.
The long Snetterton 300 lap gave the two driver teams a lot of pressure to deal with over the twenty minute session, with just a couple of attempts to make the difference if both were to spend time in the car. Fenn put in an early lap to top the session by more than a second from David Harvey’s 340R, which for this weekend he was sharing with GT and historic ace Michael Lyons. Martin Donnelly had jumped ship to share Adrian Lester’s Evora, the sole V6 machine in the field, and sat in third early on from Hall and Jewell.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:27
Voyce lifts the fog and doubles up at Snetterton
Category: BMW Compact Cup Series Race Reports
Situated deep inside the Norfolk flatlands lays Snetterton circuit, the venue for the 2012 finale of the GAZ Shocks BMW Compact Cup sponsored by MAHA UK Ltd.
With the weather predicted as "fine" and temperatures set to be tepid we had high hopes for our final outing of the season. A thrilling final was assured with many looking to romp home ahead of their rivals and find bragging rights for the last time in 2012. To ensure no one was disappointed Mark Hales had been enlisted to liven up the running using the same car Tom Onslow-Cole used last time out in Donington. So the scene was set and those who arrived on Saturday settled in for the night and prepared themselves for the day to come.
Sunday morning greeted us with an unwelcome and unexpected guest; fog! So thick was the lingering mist that it could only be described as soup, visibility was reduced down to only a handful of meters and it soon became pretty obvious that no one would be heading out for Qualifying on time. A decision was made early on to abandon timed runs for qualifying and the course safety car lead out the competitors for three untimed sighting laps at a controlled pace. Of course without timed laps to reference a grid order would need to be determined, for championships this is a simple task, line the cars up in order of championship position. A different method would need to be found for our competitors, as championship status will not be awarded to us until 2013. Series Director Paul McErlean had a plan though and a cunning one at that. Firing up a spreadsheet he has used to keep tabs on the drivers for 2012 he was able to bash together some fancy mathematics and determine a grid line up using the drivers own statistics. This allowed a grid to be formed and agreed based on the positions different drivers would usually qualify and made sure that they started in a grid slot they were comfortable with, the only unknown for this system was Mark Hales who was gifted sixth position due to his known race craft. Following this system for allocating grid positions Andrew Tsang would lead the pack with Stephen Roberts for company. Ryan Bensley and Stuart Voyce would start directly behind leaving Mark Hales with Kevin Denwood for company in fifth.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:17