Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship

The MG Owners' Club was formed in 1973, the membership grew steadily and with a membership currently in excess of 35,000 it is considered to be the world's largest one-make car club.

In response to requests from members it was decided in 1981 to start a motor racing championship and the British Automobile Racing Club were approached to provide the necessary organisational support. The first race took place in May 1981 with just six cars taking part. The BARC/MGOC championship offers a cost effective route into motor racing and the championship grew quickly with full grids being achieved at most rounds by 1984.

In 1986 the championship was expanded to include the modern Maestro and Montego saloon cars, this has resulted in expanding to two classes with two separate races at each championship round. The championship was further expanded with MGF's being admitted in 2000, the MG ZR 160 saloon in 2003 and the MG ZS 120 in 2008.

The long association between MGOC and BARC coupled with consistently high entry levels means that our calendar includes visits the premier UK circuits with sixteen races over eight double-header meetings.

We are delighted to have retained Lancaster Insurance as the main championship sponsor with additional support from Yokohama HPT and Superchips Ltd.

The class structure is as follows: Class A - MGB, MGB GT, MG Midget, Austin Healey Sprite Class B - MG Maestro Efi, MG Maestro 1600, MG ZS 120 Class F - MGF 1.8VVC Class Z - MG ZR 160, MG ZS160

The whole ethos of the championship is that cars must remain basically as per the production specification with only limited performance modifications permitted to ensure competitive motorsport at affordable costs.

The Regulations have changed very little since 1981 giving technical stability thereby avoiding expensive upgrades and ensuring consistency from year to year.

All cars have to run on road legal Yokohama 048 tyres, these are available at a discounted price to MGOC registered competitors.

All MGF and ZR/ZS cars must run with an ECU fitted with the MGOC championship approved chip as developed and supplied to MGOC competitors by Superchips Ltd.

The championship has an MSA approved scrutineer who oversees the technical aspects of the championship to ensure equality of machinery which puts the basis for success upon driving skill and ability.

The championship has over 60 registered competitors with a very strong base of regular competitors and a healthy number of novices between the ages of 17 and 71 who benefit from open and friendly advice from the more experienced drivers. Enquiries from any new driver are directed to the Starter Pack, this gives information on what is required to get started in the world of MGOC racing, the costs involved and assistance in purchasing a race prepared car and advice on how to build a race car from a road car.

The Starter Pack can be found on the championship website www.mgoc-championship.co.uk

2017 Calendar - Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship

2017 Standings - Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship

2015 Final Points Positions
2016 Final Points Positions
2017 Provisional Points Positions

2017 Reports - Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship

Silverstone
Castle Combe
Thruxton

2017 Downloads - Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship

BARC Standing Regulations
BARC H & S Guidance Notes
2017 Championship Regulations
2017 Entry Form

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MG Owners Club

Octagon House, Station Road, Swavesey, Cambs,
www.mgoc-championship.co.uk

Drivers Representative

Jim Baynam
Tel: 01480 219563
baynam@btinternet.com