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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

You don’t have to be Welsh to join in the fun! The WRDA-  Leading the way in Welsh racing since 1982

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