BARC championships shine at Silverstone

26 Jun 17

The British Automobile Racing Club was out in force at Silverstone this past weekend (24/25 June) with an unforgettable two days of track action being produced.

Tackling the infamous Grand Prix layout of the popular Northamptonshire venue, a host of championships hit the halfway mark in their respective campaigns.

Britcar’s Dunlop Endurance Championship arguably stole the show on day one as a brace of encounters were staged.

In the opening 50-minute race, Ferrari 458 GTE duo Witt Gamski and Ross Wylie emerged as the class of the field, taking the chequered flag by 49 seconds ahead of fellow Ferrari runners Bonamy Grimes / Johnny Mowlem and David Mason / Calum Lockie.

Translating their front-running form into the days later two-hour race, Gamski and Wylie once again proved too much for their rivals with another win.

Mark Charteris bagged a brace of wins in the BARC ‘King Henry’s Taverns’ Clubmans Championship as a bumper grid turned out to compete.

An entry list of no less than 20 cars duked it out for supremacy with Charters emerging as the victor. Podiums fell the way of James Clarke, Jonathan Hair and Steve Dickens.

Spoils were shared in the Kumho BMW Championship as all classes came together onto one grid. Oliver Taylor continued his fine form on from Thruxton last time out to triumph in race one whilst household name James Card graced the top step of the podium in race two.

Defending Luna Logistics Classic Formula Ford champion Adriano Medeiros stamped his authority on taking back-to-back titles with a superlative display at Silverstone too.

Medeiros triumphed by nearly ten and 20 seconds in both respective races, with Mike Gardner finishing as his nearest challenger.

In the Classic Touring Car Racing Championship, all ten classes were split equally that saw amalgamated races being run.

The Pre66, Pre83 and Pre93 category saw a staggering 34 cars on track at the same time. Simon Ward and Karl Cattliff took a win apiece.

Over in the Pre03, Pre05, Classic VW and Smart 4Two race Stephen Sawley beat 38 other competitors to top the rostrum in both races.

Rounding out the winners from a bumper CTCRC weekend was Dale Gent who hustled his Subaru Impreza to two wins in the combined Thunder, VTEC and BOSS encounters.

For the full race classifications from the weekend, click here.