Matt’s 4th in Sepang GP3 keeps him in 7th overall!

Matt Parrys 4th place in Sepang has kept him in 7th place in the GP3 Driver Standings with 82 points as the GP3 series moves to it close at  Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates,  over http://www.gp3series.com/Standings/Driver/      http://www.gp3series.com/
WRDA member & GP3 contender Matt Parry is racing at Monza this weekend (3/4 September) after a disappointing weekend at Spa Francorchamps! After setting a good qualifying place, he was nerfed off at La Source at the start of race 1, and then was hit from behind by Jake Hughes and sent into the barriers at the end of  the Kemmel straight in race 2! “I don’t know what to say without swearing!” he said! Monza can’t come soon enough! One consolation is the Stewards have given Hughes a 3 place grid penalty for causing the incident! None the less Matt is still in 5th place in the points standing and is currently the leading British driver! http://www.gp3series.com/Standings/Driver/
Monza timelineSchedule:
Friday 2nd September: Free Practice 17.50 – 18.35
Saturday 3rd September: Qualifying: 09.45 – 10.15
Saturday 3rd September Race 1: 17.15 – 18.05
Sunday 4th September Race 2: 09.15 – 09.50 (all times are GMT+2)

Pirelli have nominated the Soft compound for this event. 

Pirelli’s Racing Manager Mario Isola commented:The high ambient and track temperatures made for a big challenge, particularly on Saturday, and those drivers who deployed effective tyre management were rewarded with strong results. In GP3 we actually decided to modify the original nomination for Spa, which was going to be medium, in favour of soft. This was a decision taken thanks to our very good co-operation with the series promoter, in order to set an additional challenge for the GP3 drivers with tyre management. By the end of the 40-minute race we saw quite a lot of degradation, with drivers able to deal with oversteer, or gain an advantage from having looked after their tyres in the early part of the race.”

Hungary. Matt scored 15 more points with a fine 3rd place in race ! In race 2 he was able to hang on to score 2 points with a 7th place finish and maintained his 4th place in the points standings. He now has 70 points. There is now a ‘summer’ break with the next rounds at Spa Francorchamps on August 274th & 28th. Race report to follow.
Matt Parry  will be hungry for more success in the GP3 races at Hockenheim this weekend, after last weeks win in Hungary  and is bound to be on a high having moved up to 4th place in the points standings as a result of him taking his maiden win in Race 1 and his 5th place in Race 2 in the Koiranen GP  run car, last weekend at the Hungaroring.
As a result Koiranen GP is now up to 2nd place in the Team Points table!
Hockenhiem Timetable
Practice 1 – Friday 29 Jul, 17:50 Qualifying Saturday – 30 Jul, 09:45 Race 1 – 30 Jul, 17:15
Race 2 – Sunday 31 Jul, 09:15
Parry scorches to first GP3 win in Race 1 at the Hungaroring! Matt hungary race

Winner! Matt gets ready for his Chicken Goulash!

After posting his best qualifying result to take a front row start, Matt Parry (WRDA member & 2013 Welsh Young Driver of the Year) stormed to dominant win after leading from start to finish to pocket his first GP3 race! Matt, made himself an instant  Welsh hero after making a good start and maintained a comfortable margin back to Trident and Ferrari Driver Academy’s Antonio Fuoco in second. Arden International’s Jake Dennis achieved his maiden GP3 rostrum in third.

Pole sitter Nyck de Vries , from Holland, was left stranded, as the rest of the pack passed him on the formation lap, and had to start the race from the pitlane, leaving the way clear for Parry to pull a 1.2s advantage over Fuoco after the opening lap with Dennis, Nirei Fukuzumi, Leclerc and Ralph Boschung completing the top five.  Parry was calm at the front of the field as he started to extend his lead over Fuoco to win by over 3 seconds!  After 22 laps, the chequered flag was waved to an ecstatic Parry who was happy to celebrate his maiden win in the category. It was also the second victory for Finnish Koiranen GP team. Fuoco again was happy to take yet another rostrum, marking his consistency, whilst Dennis finally broke the duck off his back after a series of bad luck to enjoy some well-deserved champagne!Matt hungary win

After the race Matt was ecstatic!  ‘Yeah I feel pretty good! Obviously this had been a target this season; to make sure we got a race win. It’s good to get the monkey off the back for both the team and me. We can now take that momentum forward for the remaining ones this year.

We were a little bit lucky with what happened with Nyck. I feel horrible for Nyck as when his car didn’t start, that was bad for him. It made it a lot easier for us so I wanted to make sure I stayed in P1 going into Turn 1. Antonio was on the outside of me as he made a much better start, and Jake was right behind us too. I was on the inside which made it relatively easy to defend. From there it may have looked easy but I was saying to the team you just have a constant battle with yourself. (Laughs). I was just looking in the mirrors and could see Antonio…I was thinking he was going to catch me and I was telling myself not to be stupid and that it was going to be fine. I just kept focused and tried to not make any mistakes. We did that and we came away with the win which was a fantastic feeling. I just need to make sure we keep starting on the front row, it definitely makes it a lot easier than the last few races when we were fighting in the middle of the back. So we need to take that good qualifying forward and just take a lot of confidence from it’

 

In the reverse grid Race 2, Matt maintained his form to finish 6th and ahead of Denis,  as Fuoco slumped to 10th! The points have moved Matt up to 5th in the points, with only 1 point separating him from Fuoco and his Koiranenteam-mate Ralph Boschung!  The next races in the 2016 GP3 season is at Hockenheimring, next weekend 29 – 31 Jul.

http://www.gp3series.com/Standings/Driver/

 

Red Bull Ring Report.

Matt at Speilbeg

  • Matts chances improved after he was boosted to 11th on the grid although it looked as if he had put his car on the front row for race 1! In a very difficult qualifying session which saw mixed conditions, but later had the time disallowed due to exceeding track limits. In a session puncuated by red flags,
  • Matt Parry will start 12th, later improved to 11th on the grid for the first of 2 GP3 races!
  • http://www.gp3series.com/Live-Timing/
  • Schedule:
  • Saturday 9th July:  Race 1: 16.20 – 17.05
    Sunday 10th July: Race 2: 08.15 – 08.50
    Data:Lap Record: Kevin Korjus (Koiranen GP) 1:46.360 in 2013 (199.349 km/h)
    Race 1: 20 laps, 40 minutes Race 2: 15 laps, 30 minutes
  • Red Bull Ring Report. Matt Parry opened his 2016 GP3 Series account with points in both races at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, but felt he could have been standing on the top step of the podium rather than accepting sixth and seventh places. Matt underlined his testing form but had a nightmare in qualifying when he had a repeat of a problem he suffered in last year when the car went into safe mode, two turns from home!
    Matt explained “There are a number of safety features built into the GP3 car, and I hit one of the limiters on the engine at just the wrong time. The car went into safety mode approaching turn eight and I lost 50 per cent of the throttle when I tried to accelerate out. That was probably worth two or three tenths, which would have been enough to push me up to at least third on the grid.”Matt knew that he would need to make some quick moves to improve on that,  during the opening 24-lap race on Saturday evening, but a poor getaway meant that he had to be aggressive through the first few corners. Having climbed to fourth, however, he found himself caught behind Koiranen GP team-mate Ralph Boschung at turn three, leaving him vulnerable to attack from behind and ultimately costing a couple of positions. Although able to keep pace with those ahead of him, despite running in ‘dirty’ air, Parry’s attempts to re-pass were again frustrated by the limitation of the 2016 car and tyres and, as rain began to fall towards the end of the race, he conceded another position as he sought the driest line.
    “I just didn’t race well. My start was poor, but I still managed to be challenging for third part way around the opening lap. Then I got boxed in behind my team-mate and that undid the earlier effort! I had good pace through the middle of the race, but could only manage 6th place, but it should have been better!”
    On Sunday morning, with race two had to take its start behind the safety car due to extent of the downpour. Starting from third on the partially-reversed grid, Parry was quickly promoted to second on the road when one of the ART cars developed a problem, but no racing was possible until lap ten.When the field was unleashed, the Welshman made no secret of his intent, harrying leader Jake Hughes into the first corner, but both Britons saw their hopes of a maiden GP3 win disappear on exit as the leader bogged down and Parry had nowhere to go but into the back of the DAMS machine. Although he briefly continued as the new race leader, Parry’s #14 Koiranen car had suffered enough front end damage to hamper both grip and retardation and, when he slithered off the road a couple of corners later, he dropped to seventh as the safety car made the first of several reappearances.
    “Despite the conditions, I wanted to go racing as I really felt that I had the ability to win,” Parry said, “I was in second because [Nirei] Fukuzumi had his car lapse into safety mode because of the conditions and, unfortunately, it seems that Jake had a similar issue because he went nowhere exiting turn one. I was so close behind him that there was no way of avoiding contact, and that effectively ended both our races. The contact damaged my front wing and also made it hard to brake, and that’s why I went off the road. After that, it was probably fortunate that the safety car kept returning because it would have been hard for me to hold position.“It’s definitely a missed opportunity as the Koiranen car was clearly very good in the conditions. My team-mate went on to win the race, and I would have had an obvious advantage if I’d managed to get to the front, where there would have been no spray to contend with. It’s frustrating, but it is what it is.  I ended up P6 and  P7 in R2, Overall we made too many mistakes throughout the weekend. Congratulations to my team-mate Ralph Boschung for the win! I’ll just take whatever positives I can from Austria and look to get something more from my home race this weekend..”Round three of the 2016 GP3 Series takes place in support of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, over the weekend of 8-10 July, and Parry will be hoping to repeat the sort of form that saw him stand on the podium one year ago.

 

  • Race pre-view. The 2016 GP3 season restarted in Austria last weekend, as part of the support to the Austrian Grand Prix. After a 6 week lay-off since the first round in Spain, the series then goes on a run of 4 races in July! The Austrian circuit is now known as ‘The Red Bull Ring’ and is in the Styrian Mountains. The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix for 18 consecutive years, from 1970 to 1987, before it was changed to its current configuration in 1997. It is now owned by Red Bull drinks magnate Dietrich Mateschitz .

Cardiffs’ Matt Parry driving with the Koiranen GP team showed well during the recent tests and has high hopes.

Lap record 1:19.350 (196.264 kph) Ghiotto (Trident)
POLE Position 2015 1:19.350 (196.264 kph) Ghiotto (Trident)
The schedule is as follows

  • Practice 1 – 01 Jul, 17:50 Qualifying – 02 Jul, 09:45
  • Race 1 – 02 Jul, 17:10 Race 2 – 03 Jul, 09:15
  • Live timing via http://www.gp3series.com/

Sky Sports F1 will again carry live coverage of both qualifying and the races.

GP3/2016  Series – Design criteria – Dallara – Mecachrome 3.4 litre  v6

  • Aerodynamics optimized to facilitate overtaking. Very low ride height sensitivity and wide range of suspension set up possibilities.  Cost effectiveness Compliant to FIA F1 2010 / 2015 safety rules.
  •  Static tests – Crash tests – Anti intrusion panels – Drivers head protection – Wheel tether cables

Technology: Compromise between performance and cost effectiveness wherever possible.

  • Extensive use of composite materials but limited usage of the most expensive carbon fibers.
  • Sequential gearbox
  • Electro-hydraulic gear shift system but hydraulic pressure limited to 55 bars.
  • All in one ECU- GCU – Data logger equipment.
  • High speed data acquisition system but no telemetry.

Chassis and Bodywork

  • Chassis designed by Dallara Automobili.
  • Carbon Monocoque complying to FIA F1 2010 Safety standards.
  • Front and rear wing made out of carbon composite material.

Engine Bespoke Mecachrome 6 cylinder 3.4 litres normally aspirated 400 HP @ 8000 rpm.

  • Fly by wire throttle system.

Gearbox Bespoke six gear longitudinal gearbox designed by Hewland.

  • Magneti Marelli electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel.

Tyres Pirelli tyres.

  • Three specific compounds developed for GP3 to provide: The best suitable compound for every circuit.

Performance  A top speed of 301.6 km/h. Lateral acceleration up to +/- 2.6 G.

  • Maximum braking deceleration -1.9 G -Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 3.0 seconds

Matt Parry quickest on Day Two of GP3 test in Valencia! edited by Robert Allender

Matt in GP3 2015WRDA member Matthew Parry (the 2013 WRDA Young Driver of the Year) posted the quickest time this morning on a wet track at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on the second day of pre-season testing, and followed that up with 3rd in the dry afternoon session. Matt’s best morning lap was 0.064’s faster than ART Grand Prix’s Nirei Fukuzum

Matt Parry quick in GP3 test – edited by  Robert Allender
It was another glorious day in Spielberg for the second and final day of testing. The start of the morning session was frenetic with all of the drivers keen to undertake race simulations. Midway into  the session WRDA member Matthew Parry, driving for the Koiranen GP team,was fastest by 0.027s. but he was beaten late on by Charles Leclerc  who is from Monaco and Antonio Fuoco, (Ferrari Driver Academy) to finish as the 3rd fastest.
In the later session Matt was 10th.  The next race in the series will be only the Round 2 of the 2016 season will be at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 1st to 3rd of July.
Day Two – morning session
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Charles Leclerc
ART Grand Prix
1:19.437
61
2.
Antonio Fuoco
Trident
1:19.449
49
3.
Matthew Parry
Koiranen GP
1:19.502
32

The 2nd Generation Car – GP3/16  Series – Design criteria

  • Aerodynamics optimized to facilitate overtaking. Very low ride height sensitivity and wide range of suspension set up possibilities.  Cost effectiveness Compliant to FIA F1 2010 / 2015 safety rules.
  •  Static tests – Crash tests – Anti intrusion panels – Drivers head protection – Wheel tether cables

Technology: Compromise between performance and cost effectiveness wherever possible.

  • Extensive use of composite materials but limited usage of the most expensive carbon fibers.
  • Sequential gearbox
  • Electro-hydraulic gear shift system but hydraulic pressure limited to 55 bars.
  • All in one ECU- GCU – Data logger equipment.
  • High speed data acquisition system but no telemetry.

Chassis and Bodywork

  • Chassis designed by Dallara Automobili.
  • Carbon Monocoque complying to FIA F1 2010 Safety standards.
  • Front and rear wing made out of carbon composite material.

Engine Bespoke Mecachrome 6 cylinder 3.4 litres naturally aspirated 400 HP @ 8000 rpm.

  • Fly by wire throttle system.

Gearbox Bespoke six gear longitudinal gearbox designed by Hewland.

  • Magneti Marelli electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel.

Tyres Pirelli tyres.

  • Three specific compounds developed for GP3 to provide: The best suitable compound for every circuit.

Performance

  • A top speed of 301.6 km/h. Lateral acceleration up to +/- 2.6 G.
  • Maximum braking deceleration -1.9 G -Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 3.0 seconds

Matt Parry quickest on Day Two of GP3 test in Valencia! edited by Robert Allender

Matt in GP3 2015WRDA member Matthew Parry (the 2013 WRDA Young Driver of the Year) posted the quickest time this morning on a wet track at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on the second day of pre-season testing, and followed that up with 3rd in the dry afternoon session. Matt’s best morning lap was 0.064’s faster than ART Grand Prix’s Nirei Fukuzumi. Ferrari Driver Academy and fellow ART GP debutant Charles Leclerc clocked the fastest time in the afternoon session.

Heavy rain had fallen just prior to the session so the 24 drivers were greeted with a wet track and much cooler temperatures at the start of day two. Conditions were fairly tricky at the beginning of the test due to the volume of spray as the grid ventured out on track with their wet Pirelli tyres.

Fukuzumi was the initial pace-setter before Campos Racing’s Steijn Schothorst took control of the timesheet after one hour and thirty minutes as blue skies and sunshine made a welcome appearance. Trident’s Giuliano Alesi went P1 as he was first to dip under the 1m30s bracket.

The lap-times continued to come down in the latter part of the session as the track dried with Parry recording a time of 1:23.549 on slick tyres. Russian Matevos Isaakyan broke into the 1m22s barrier, which was subsequently followed by a short red flag period after his teammate Ralph Boschung stopped on track.

Once the session resumed, positions swapped every few minutes with Trident’s Antonio Fuoco and ART Grand Prix’s Charles Leclerc first to lap in the 1m21s. Parry found some extra pace to go top before Leclerc retaliated and bettered the Brit’s time by two tenths. In the final ten minutes, Fukuzumi demoted teammate Leclerc to second by a mere 0.004s but the action wasn’t over as Parry returned to the top of the timings by 0.064s.

At the chequered flag Parry, Fukuzumi, Leclerc, Alexander Albon, Artur Janosz, Nyck de Vries, Oscar Tunjo, Antonio Fuoco, Alex Palou and Jake Hughes completed the top ten.

Following the one hour lunch break, Fukuzumi led the way early on before Parry again found some extra pace to leapfrog the Japanese rookie by three tenths. Leclerc lapped a tenth quicker to grab P1, whilst Hughes rose to second in the final half hour. At the close of the afternoon session Leclerc remained unchallenged in front of Hughes, Parry, Santino Ferrucci, Boschung, Kevin Jörg, Fukuzumi, Alexander Albon, Jake Dennis and Konstantin Tereshchenko.

The third and final pre-season test will held at the Circuit de Catalunya on April 20-21 in Barcelona.

Day Two – morning session

 

Driver Team Laptime Laps
1. Matthew Parry Koiranen GP 1:21.476 41
2. Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:21.560 52
3. Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:21.564 50

 

Jann in Japan #1

Jann in JapanJann Mardenborough got to meet his new team, with teammate Kazuki Hoshino and team boss Masahiro Hasemiin in Yokohama on Sunday. Jann will be driving in the Japanese GT and also the Japan F3 championship in 2016!

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2016 WSSCC Official regs.

wsscc_logoOnline now! The 2016 Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship regs!
http://www.wrda.co.uk/2016_wsscc_champ_regs/index.htm

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Alan Jenkins writes ‘Just a reminder that registrations are now due and the sooner I get them in, the better, so please register asap! Big thanks to those of you have already registered. Just a heads up for Castle Combe we have to pay upfront for Castle Combe,  so I will be sending out a payment schedule for Combe. This will have to be adhered to guys and gals, for us to meet our commitments. (a big thanks to Glynne Jones who has already sent his Combe entry fee in!) Cheers Alan

P.s THE 2016 Welsh Saloon & Sports Car Championship Regs & Forms

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Joker Card

All registered competitors will receive a joker card which can be played at any race during the season to claim double points for that race. The Joker Card must be handed to the Race Day Co-ordinator 30 minutes prior to the start of the race.

Archive update

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

Jack Lewis in the early 1960s and Tom Pryce in the mid 1970s.

Also there is an updated Tom Pryce Resource Centre with a lot of his F3 & F2 results.

Tom Pryce's dad at Pembrey 2000 to Mark Willis Eurocar V8 Championship,  Tom Pryce Memorial Trophy WinnerAlso 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 GT3 with Bentley GT3 & Team Parker

Seb ready to go

Seb ready to go

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.

Julian (Jules) Westwood,  race and Class winners in 2015 with Team Parker.

Julian (Jules) Westwood, race and Class winner in 2015 with Team Parker. (photo by Rob Allender)

Seb Morris 2011 WRDA Welsh Young Driver of the Year

Seb Morris 2011 WRDA Welsh Young Driver of the Year (photo by Rob Allender)

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

 

2016 WSSCC Dates

20wsscc_logo16 DATES

 

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.

2016 WSSCC Race Rebate Scheme

wsscc_logoHi 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. Race Rebate BACS

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

2015 News – WSSCC & International Reports

2015 WSSCC = Sam Summerhayes & Keith White are Joint Champions!Keith White photoSam Summerhayes car photo

 

 

http://www.wrda.co.uk/2015_news/index.html

International News 

Julian + Award Audi R8 LMS Ultra 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)

http://www.wrda.co.uk/2015_news/jules_award.html

Seb Morris explores a switch to Enduro racing

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!

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Photo Seb collects the 2011 WRDA Welsh Young Driver of the Year from Rhodri and Alan Jenkins

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
http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2016/01/seb-morris-the-f1-option-is-completely-dead/

Interestingly at the same tinme, Ginetta  revealed their latest racer, the G57!
http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2016/01/ginetta-duo-praise-incredible-new-g57-prototype

http://www.sebmorris.com/

@SebMorris31