There are new items in the Archive section. http://wrda.co.uk/results_archive/index.html
There are more details of the 2 drivers who carried the Welsh Dragon into F1
Also there is an updated Tom Pryce Resource Centre with a lot of his F3 & F2 results.
Also there is a historic photo (taken by Rob Allender) of the time in 1990 when Toms dad Jack Pryce attended the Eurocar V8 race at Pembrey and handed the Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy to the Eurocar V8 Race Winner. (The Eurocar series was for space frame cars with Ford V6 or V8 engine and GRP bodies. The series is now defunct) Jack said he was most touched to think that his son was so well remembered!
Seb Morris switches to British GT with Bentley GT3 & Team Parker by Rob Allender. Wrda member Seb Morris is the latest Welsh driver to join Team Parker Racing to help then continue their stream of success and commented “I really am so excited to be making the move into GT racing this year, it is an absolutely fantastic development for my career to be joining Team Parker Racing in the team’s first year working with Bentley. Hopefully this will prove to be the start of a very fruitful GT career. I’m elated to be associated with the famous ‘Bentley Boys’. Whatever we did this year, I wanted to be in the best possible car to get back to winning ways and I’ll definitely have that in British GT. Bentley obviously want to win, Parker want to win, and have a track record of success in GT3 and I really want to win again – this is the perfect deal. Everyone is really energised and excited by this and I have a very good feeling about the partnership going forward. Bentley, of course, needs no introduction. One of Britain’s most prestigious and storied automotive brands, the Crewe-based manufacturer has won the Le Mans 24 Hours no fewer than six times and returns to British GT this year for the first time since the debut of the Continental race car in 2014.
Team Parker Racing, need no introduction to WRDA members, having run Andrew Meyrick in the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup and then engineered Jules Westwood win Class AM in the 2015 Blancpain Enduro series! Westwood is a very experienced part of the Parker team, which is headed by ex-racer Stuart Parker, and commenting on the new partnership, Parker said: “We’ve watched Seb all the way from winning his first championships in Ginetta Junior through to GP3 last year and he’s exactly the kind of driver we want in our British GT team. He’s young, fast and wants to make a career in GT Racing. The way I see it is, on GT grids you’ve got 13 manufacturers out there and if most run a couple of cars you’ve obviously got a much better chance of establishing a career as a paid, professional driver than you have in single-seaters. It’s great to be working with Seb and a real honour for all of us to be representing Bentley and showcasing the best of British.”
“Joining Team Parker and Bentley wasn’t a hard decision to make at all”, said Seb, who is also part of the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy racer, “Stuart’s team has won in everything they’ve done and I’m immensely excited and proud to be associated with a manufacturer like Bentley. There is so much heritage there – it’s going to be a great year.” Seb’s team-mate for his maiden season in the British GT Championship – which begins at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent over the weekend 16th/17th April – will be Rick Parfitt Jnr, the 2013 GT4 Champion and son of Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt OBE.
Provisional 2016 British GT Championship Calendar
Rd1: Brands Hatch, Kent – 16/17 April
Rd2: Rockingham, Northamptonshire – 30 April/1 May
Rds3/4: Oulton Park, Cheshire – 28/29/30 May
Rd5: Silverstone, Northamptonshire – 11/12 June
Rd6: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium – 8/9 July
Rds7/8: Snetterton, Norfolk – 6/7 August
Rd9: Donington Park, Leicestershire – 10/11 September
Date Venue & Organiser
APRIL 24th PEMBREY BARC
MAY 15th PEMBREY BARC Penbrey
JULY 17th CASTLE COMBE BRSCC
AUGUST 21st PEMBREY VSCC
OCTOBER 16th PEMBREY BARC
ALL Race days are on the Sunday of the weekend.
The Castle Combe format will be 15 minutes qualifying, and 2 x 15 minute races.
Pembrey format as always is 15 minute qualifying and 2 races x 15 minutes plus one lap.
Hi all. We have excellent news about the rebate scheme for 2016 which will be applied for all Pembrey meetings in 2016 PLUS Castle Combe! (link to dates here)
This year, rebates start when we get grids of 17 cars or over!
When we get over 30 cars, the net cost per competitor come down to just £170, which is fantastic value! Probably the best in UK. BUT we need your help! Get in your £300 initial entry fee per meeting AS SOON AS YOU CAN, as this year we again have some payments to be made up front. This is particularly true for the Castle Combe round where we’ll need payments 6 weeks in advance, so please start planning now! We’re counting on you! *DON’T FORGET – to do this we need all of you to encourage as many as possible of your racing friends to enter, and we need you all to enter well in advance of the meetings. If you do that, then you will get the BEST VALUE RACING AROUND! So, as last year, please enter well in advance, and make sure we receive your payment of £300 ASAP! NB Please help us by using BACS/Internet Banking to make your payment! Bank Transfer Details.
As last year, rebates from the 1st meeting can be applied to the 2nd meeting and so on, or you can pay £300 for each meeting and have your rebate for the whole season after the last meeting. Your choice!! Where else would you get such flexibility! We look forward to your continued support.
Good luck, and get registered ASAP! All the forms you need are here on the web site.
If you cant download, let me know and I can e-mail them; or even post them! Best Regards Alan
Veteran Cardiff racer Julian Westwood (& his team-mate Ian Loggie) sealed the Class AM Drivers title by a single point, after a hard fought race in the final round in the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, making it the first International win for a Welsh Driver in the Modern era, and to mark this Jules was given a special award from the WRDA.
(left Julian with the special WRDA award)
WRDA member Seb Morris revealed he is set to snub a return to the GP3 Series in 2016 and seek a sportscar ride in order to further his career. His mentor and near neighbour, Andy Meyrick has done well in enduros + had some great results!
The twenty-year-old Welsh revealed he has had various offers from the world of endurance and GT racing, citing the ridiculous costs of getting to Formula 1 for his reason on potentially turning his back on single-seater racing. Seb came to prominence after winning his first Championship with Ginetta in 2010 and became the 2011 Welsh Young Driver of the Year having been the youngest winner of a major Championship – Ginetta Juniors & 2010 Ginetta Winter Series!
Seb spoke at the Autosport show to The Chequered Flag. com .
See the full interveiw on The Chequered Flag. com
Interestingly at the same tinme, Ginetta revealed their latest racer, the G57!
Membership renewals are now due for 2016
WSSCC Competitor renewal form can be found http://www.wrda.co.uk/faq/2016_comp_membership_renewals_due_now.pdf
The social member form can be found http://www.wrda.co.uk/faq/2016_social_membership%20_renewal_form_due_now.pdf
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Andy Meyrick is in sunny Florida getting ready for the Rolex 24 hr race (part of the WeatherTech championship) on the Daytona International Speedway and confirmed he is really happy to be rejoining the DeltaWing Racing Team with their innovative cars for 2016 in the USA based Imsa Racing Series, starting this weekend with the ROAR test. Underlining his abilities as an endurance racing expert, Andy will compete with DeltaWing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona over the weekend of 24th-25th January with team-mates Katherine Legge and Sean Rayhall . “The team made some really progressive developments, and we scored our best result with a P4 at Petit Le Mans in October, so hopefully we can be just as competitive at Daytona. This’ll be my first race of the season and I’m training hard in preparation.”
Watch as Andy Meyrick takes the Panoz DeltaWing Racing coupe around the 3.56 mile Daytona track at the 2016 Roar Before the 24. Cutting through the traffic in practice session 4, the DeltaWing DWC13 is looking fast and in good shape for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona!
Andy Meyrick’s impressive track-record includes a fourth place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the highest placed rookie on the highly-competitive grid, a second place result at Sebring with Dyson Racing and a season with the Aston Martin works team in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) and in the Nürburgring’s VLN series, where he secured a win and two second place finishes.
After winning ten races in his first season of motorsport in Formula Ford in 2005, Andy progressed through British racing up to British F3 in 2008, taking seven victories from 12 starts. In 2009, Andy raced in the prestigious Le Mans Series for the first time, including a fourth place finish at the notoriously difficult Nürburgring. In 2010 Andy contested the American Le Mans Series (finishing on the podium in every start) and made his Le Mans 24hr debut, finishing fourth overall. With a works drive in 2011, Andy raced in the ILMC, VLN and once again at the Le Mans 24hr. His flair for endurance racing was further developed in 2012 through competition in the Spa 24hr.
Since 2013, Andy has spent time racing on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, Andy raced in the Blancpain Endurance Series while in the USA he was lead driver for the innovative DeltaWing Racing programme. In November 2013, he was announced as one of three British drivers to return Bentley to the motorsport arena with the new Continental GT3, following several successful development tests. The 2014 season saw Andy & his team-mates win two races and finish as runner-up in the Blancpain Endurance Series, a feat they repeated in 2015!