MSVR’s new race series – Trackday Championship
10th March 2016
Brought to you by MotorSport Vision Trackdays (MSVT), the in-house track day operating division at UK circuit operator MSV, the new-for-2016 Trackday Championship (TDC) is an exciting entry-level racing series with a full points structure, which will appeal to racing newcomers and veterans alike.
MSVT has utilised its close ties with the track day community, to ease the progression of enthusiastic track day participants to the potentially daunting world of competitive motorsport, firstly through the novice-only class in its Trackday Trophy, and now the new championship which adds an extra dimension. The TDC offers a competitive, yet fun and friendly, environment for production saloon, hatchback, and sports car racers.
Whether you’re a relative novice looking to progress into a well-supported championship environment for the first time, or you’re an established competitor looking for a new challenge, the TDC is a good, fun place to go racing!
Each round comprises a 30-minute qualifying session followed by a 45-minute race and has a mandatory two-minute pit stop for all teams. This guarantees plenty of good value track time for competitors and allows you to pair up with a friend and engage in some Le Mans-style driver changes. Both sessions will run on the same day, further lowering the costs of a competitive race weekend!
The first round takes place on Easter Sunday 27th March at Snetterton on the challenging 300 circuit, which blends high-speed straights, with a challenging infield section.
TDC Championship Coordinator Stuart Garland said: “All teams get 10% discount on track days and tyres through sponsors, so it can be done on a budget. The registration is £150 followed by a round fee of £400 per event – it really is a great value championship!
“Trackday Championship offers drivers an opportunity to enter a championship without breaking the bank. With the end-of-year winners’ event at Snetterton hosted by MINI Challenge, TDC really does offer graduates of the Trackday Trophy Series a strong platform to progress from. We’ve worked hard with MSVR to give competitors the best possible experience while racing with us, which can be seen in the level of detail and exposure given to teams on the new TDC website and dedicated team pages. With record grids already confirmed for the first round at Snetterton, this will be a championship to keep an eye on in 2016!”
Simon Clark, who will move to the championship in his Renault Clio this season, commented: “Moving from a series to a championship has certainly upped the stakes, raised its profile and got the whole paddock talking about TDC. It represents a great opportunity for those competing in the Trackday/Team Trophy in previous years to transition into a championship where the challenges, opportunities and rewards are greater.”
Nick Jackson, who will compete in a VW Golf this year, added: “Trackday Championship is looking to be a brilliant year. With the large grid sizes expected there should be plenty of battles across the field. We’re really looking forward to the challenge.”
We certainly welcome and support the addition of another race series to the calendar and will be reporting on the championship throughout the season, so make sure you keep an eye out for this. You can also view the TDC online profile here on the MotorsportDays.com website.
We wish all the racers good luck at Snetterton!
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