Classic Touring Car Racing Club make generous donation to BARC marshals fund 15 Jan 17

Article Image

Taking pride of place at the centre of the British Automobile Racing Club’s Autosport Show stand, the Classic Touring Car Racing Club have further underlined their commitment to the development of UK marshals by making a generous donation to the BARC marshals fund.

A jewel in the BARC’s crown, the Classic Touring Car Championship has continued to grow in stature in recent years with 2016 proving to be one of its most successful to date with competitive grids consistently producing exhilarating racing.

Ahead of the 2017 campaign, the club has made a donation of £735.00 to the BARC marshals fund which will be used to ensure the clubs marshals continue to thrive and prosper and some of the most highly regarded not only in the country but around the world.

Championship Co-ordinator, Andy Johnson, said: “We are happy to give this cheque of more than £700.00 to the BARC Marshals Club.

“It can sometimes be easy to forget the dedication and hard work that all the marshals put into ensure we can go racing on a weekly basis. We really couldn’t do it without them.

“From speaking to them down the years it is clear they are enthusiastic about historic cars and that is something that the Classic Touring Car Racing Club is all about.

“This donation will go towards recruiting and the training of the next wave of young marshals, they are the future and from discussing things with Ian [Watson], he is very much focused on ensuring the club continues to move forward in all aspects - including marshals.”

Johnson presented the cheque to BARC General Manager Ian Watson in front of a packed-out crowd at the NEC Arena in Birmingham.

The Classic Touring Car Championship is looking forward to another bumper season with the additions of the VTEC Challenge and Smart 4Two Cup joining their ranks.