Race Calendar

2016 Race Calender 

 

April 23/24th - Silverstone Int.

May 30th - Oulton Park Endurance

June 11/12th - Thrxuton

July 3rd - Donington Park

July 17th - Castle Coombe

August 6/7th - Snetterton 300

August 27/28th - Brands Hatch GP Endurance

October 22/23rd - Brands Hatch Indy (FFF)

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Rounds 13 & 14 Race Report

Snetterton 300

 

 The first weekend of September saw Swansea Motorsport travel to Snetterton to compete in the final round of the 2013 Monoposto Championship. The team arrived in Norwich after a long journey across the country having exhausted ‘The Landrover Game’. Friday evening was spent in the pub warming up in preparation for a weekend of camping.

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On Saturday morning the team were up early prepping the car for the final scrutineering and preparing the tyres that had been purchased for the final round. Tim qualified 14th on the grid putting him 7th in class for the first race of the weekend.

The car was soon set up ready for the race and headed out to the assembly area. Tim had another brilliant start to the race making up several places to 5th overall and first in class. An incident on track meant that the safety car was out before the first lap had been completed and the race was soon red flagged. As a full lap under racing conditions had not been completed the race was restarted from original grid positions and shortened to 12 minutes.

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The team waited nervously to see if Tim could repeat his brilliant start to the race. As the lights went out Tim repeated his spectacular start making up 5 places in this first lap of the race. Tim continued to run in 9th position throughout the 12 minute race, taking the chequered flag 4th in class. The team were over the moon with the result, realising their aim of a top 10 finish in the Championship was now in reach.

Whilst the team were busy preparing the car for Sunday they received the news that Tim had once again won Driver of the day, an award presented to the driver who has made up the most positions in the race but not finished on the podium. Tim collected his award to a great cheer from the team and other Monoposto drivers.

Heading into the final day of the 2013 season the team were 9th out of 36 cars in the Championship and eager to get out on track for qualifying. After another good qualifying session Tim placed 10th on the grid and 4th in class for the afternoon’s race.

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The final race of the season came around quickly and it wasn’t long before Tim headed to the assembly area for the final time whilst the team prepared for what looked to be an exciting race. Once again Tim has a brilliant start to the race making up two places in the first lap, running in 8th position. The race continued with Tim running 3rd in class and the team feeling hopeful of another podium finish to end the season on a high. Tim took the chequered flag in 8th position meaning another podium finish for Swansea Motorsport.

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The team packed up and returned to Swansea on Sunday evening. However work did not cease when back in Swansea with the team announcing some exciting news for the 2014 season.The team were thrilled to end the amazing season on a high and after a Champagne (Sprite) moment back in the bay the team reflected on the brilliant 2013 season and checked the overall Championship standings. The 3rd place from the final race had put the team up to 7th overall in the Championship! This is a brilliant achievement for the team and a real credit to the engineers for turning the car’s performance around in the second half of the season.

After much deliberation Swansea Motorsport have decided to compete in the Sports 2000 Championship in 2014. The team will be running an MCR race car in the Championship. The Renault will still run, managed by another team from University.

The team would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the season and the duration of the project. Without your support we would not have had the opportunity to develop our knowledge in order to support our studies. We hope you will continue to support us in our new challenge and we are already looking forward to the 2014 season. Please keep following our progress on Facebook and Twitter.


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