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750 Motor Club announce new initiatives for 2013

Wed 09 Jan 2013

The 750 Motor Club have revealed further new initiatives for their 2013 racing season, which begins at Donington Park on 23 March. The announcement comes after to the previously confirmed revival of the Roadsports category, and includes developments that will appeal to competitors who favour tin-tops and single-seaters. These are:

  • A development series based on the Renault Clio Sport 182, which will run alongside the existing Stock Hatch Championship for 2013 ahead of planned standalone races in 2014. The car will run on control Yokohama AD08 tyres, Gaz suspension and a control ECU. It is expected that cars could be built from as little as £5,000.
  • The re-launch of the Club’s leading single-seater championship as 750GP, together with a raft of regulation changes that will open up the category known as Formula Four to a wider variety of up to two-litre open-wheel racing cars.

"We are pleased to be able to announce these exciting developments that demonstrates the Club's continued commitment to accessible motor racing," said the Club's Competition Manager, Giles Groombridge.

"Our Stock Hatch Championship has been one of the success stories of British club racing over the last decade with well over one hundred competitors in some seasons, but we recognise that the Citroen Saxo, which is the dominant car in the category is becoming long in the tooth and changes in the types of cars being manufactured today means that there is no obvious successor within the existing regulations. As such, we have explored new options and consider that the Renault Clio Sport 182 is an excellent track car and will make an excellent and affordable race car to form the basis of the Next Generation Stock Hatch.

"With 750GP we have taken advantage of the change of branding to open up the regulations to permit a wider range of single-seaters, and we hope to appeal to drivers who have found that their cars have become less competitive in other championships in recent seasons. However, we considered it important that all of our existing loyal competitors continue to have the ability to race their machinery with the 750 Motor Club."

Meanwhile, the Club has reported strong interest in the revised Roadsports category, for production-based cars. In excess of one hundred enquiries have been received for the series of of one- or two-driver mini endurance races.

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For further information please contact Giles Groombridge on 01332 81454 or giles@750mc.co.uk.

Visit the 750 Motor Club stand (7130) at the AUTOSPORT International Show at the National Exhibition Centre between 10 and 13 January 2013.

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