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Soaring Numbers & Ten-Year Celebration at 750 Motor Club in 2022

Fri 25 Mar 2022

The 750 Motor Club is gearing up for another busy season, with registration and early entry numbers looking to carry on where they left off following a record-breaking 2021. The news comes as 2022 marks a decade at the helm for Competitions Manager Giles Groombridge, after taking over the role in 2012.
Under the auspices of Groombridge, the Club has grown from one staffed by just a Competitions Manager and Administration Assistant, to an efficient four-person HQ team. During this period the portfolio has expanded to comprise 22 thriving series and championships, representing substantial growth in both membership and turnover. As a result, Groombridge will assume the title of Managing Director of the 750 Motor Club going forwards to reflect his day-to-day role of directing operations, future planning and managing the racing portfolio. As has always been the Club’s structure, Groombridge continues to work alongside the 750MC Board of Directors - otherwise made up of dedicated volunteers with varied skillsets - who help oversee staff management and offer a vital contribution in advisory and special project roles.
Having recently bolstered the HQ team with the addition of Iain Thornton as a Competitions Assistant to join Groombridge, Membership & Office Manager Nicky Emmerson and Communications Manager James Winstanley in the Donington Park office, the organisation with an 83-year history continues to refine its racing portfolio without losing the vital ‘club’ connection that can only come from featuring the same professional team in the office and at all race events.
With the 750MC remaining firmly focused on providing the best value racing experience for the benefit of its members with an ambition to offer the biggest grids and best value competition within an enviable family-friendly paddock; crucially without sacrificing on the quality of experience and competitor benefits. The hands-on team - all with 750MC competition history - are supported by an able line-up of loyal race meeting staff and volunteers, most recently supplemented with the appointment of Thomas Langford as a coordinator for 750MC’s three bike-engined championships.
The Club enjoyed a record-breaking season in 2021; with an impressive number of championships and series that routinely threatened the capacity limit of venues, an achievement that led to the Club proudly generating the highest overall average grid size across all UK circuit racing organisations. 750 Motor Club’s formulae lineup now offers two single-seater options following the addition of the thrilling F1000 cars in 2019 to sit alongside the evergreen Formula Vee championship; the former bouncing back under the 750MC umbrella to celebrate 25 cars on track at the Brands Hatch celebration event last season in the formula’s 25th year.
The prestigious Alfa Romeo Championship followed F1000’s example to join the Club for 2020, and has proved a natural fit for the 750MC paddock. This longstanding formula was the one in which Groombridge himself started his racing career; whilst the last decade has seen the launch of a variety of new in-house formulae including the standout Club Enduro Championship. As the UK’s largest championship, the formula has boasted huge numbers and an impressive variety of machinery since it re-launched affordable mixed-marque endurance racing back into club-level competition in 2016.