750MC Roadsports Grid is Growing

Rarely used for racing at the club level, the Silverstone International circuit saw an impressive 26-car combined grid for Saturday’s 750MC Roadsports race. Split into 3 classes by power to weight and held over 45 minutes with a compulsory 1-minute pitstop, this new series is becoming the country’s entry point for endurance racing and is attracting a wide range of cars, from Mazda MX5s through BMW Z4s to turbocharged Toyota MR2 roadsters.

Alongside them for this round were cars from the pre-1976 original or replica SR&GT Challenge race, which attracts everything from an Allard J2 to a stunning Porsche 917K replica, ensuring an attractive grid and great entertainment for spectators.

The weather forecast had threatened torrential rain but the drivers, many of who had never driven these newest sections of the famous Silverstone circuit, were in luck as the rain held off. JM Littman had qualified well on his first race here and stormed into second overall off the line. Matt Cherrington and Sean Cooper were again robbed of a finish in their BMW Z4 when a power steering pump feed failed.

John Dickinson and Cheng Lim took the overall win in their bright orange RAM SC with John Plant second in the growling Allard J2. Taking the Roadsports win was Anthony Day in his Toyota MR2 Roadster despite an impressive spin at Farm near the end; Littman took the Class B win and overall fourth in his Porsche Boxster.

The remaining round of the season is on the Donington National circuit on 21/22nd September, but its likely that a number of these cars will also be making an appearance at the annual and historic Birkett Relay race on 26th October, again at Silverstone.


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