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

For Sale – Sylva Riot Race Car

Dave Lawrence Sylva For SaleSylva Riot Race Car
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Spare Motor & Brian James Clubman Trailer available at extra cost
May take Motor Cycle (Road or Race) or Classic Car or Classic Motor Cycle in Part Exchange.

Top Welsh racer Andy Meyrick continues with DeltaWing in 2016 Daytona 24hr race

Andy Meyrick and 2016 Delta team mates

Andy (left) with Katherine and Sean

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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgqaIdLXfyE&feature=youtu.be
WAndy DeltaWing 2016atch 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!

http://www.deltawingracing.com/   2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona   IMSA.com
@deltawingracingcars @imsa_racing series  @disupdates @seanrayhall  @katherineracing.

 

Track Record

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!

New Trophy for new Fastest Lap Chamionship

The new Claret Jug Trophy, has kindly been donated by Colin Gundersen for the new ‘Fastest Lap’ championship. ‘The Colin Gundersen Trophy for the Class Fastest Race Lap at Pembrey. Colin won the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship in 1992.  20151202_151204 All Registered competitors for the WSSCC are eligible for the Colin Gundersen Memorial Trophy. Competitors who are noted in the official race results as setting the fastest lap in their class will score points as follows – Scoring is by means of comparing a competitors race fastest lap with the lap record for that class (Class lap records starting from 2012). All Registered competitors for the WSSCC are eligible for the Colin Gundersen Memorial Trophy. Competitors who are noted in the official race results as setting the fastest lap in their class will score points as follows – Scoring is by means of comparing a competitors race fastest lap with the lap record for that class (Class lap records starting from 2012). 

A fastest lap that equals the current Class lap record will score 100 points. Fastest laps that are slower than the current Class lap record will score less than 100 points, by the amount the fastest lap is slower than the current Class lap record.
Fastest laps that are faster than the current Class lap record will score more than 100 points, by the amount the fastest lap is fastest than the current Class lap record. The competitor with the most points at the end of the year will win the trophy. All WSSCC championship races at Pembrey will count. Full Regulations will appear in the 2016 Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship, when they are issued.

2015 Class Lap Records

Class Fastest lap * = New Record set in that year
Class 2015 Lap Record Date set
AT *
Sam Summerhayes 67.000 16/08/2015
AS Craig Freeman 67.149 30/06/2013
BT Paul Flinders 68.641 20/10/2013
BS Jim Lyons 64.952 05/10/2014
CS Martin Davies 61.415 05/08/2012
CT Kevin Bird 68.404 05/08/2012
D Keith White 60.441 05/08/2012
M Mike Cond 60.872 30/06/2013

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Matt Parry signs with Koiranen as 2016 GP3 dates released

Matt wants more silverware in 2016!

Matt wants more SilverwareaMatt in GP3 2015Matt Parry has agreed terms to re-sign with the Korianen GP squad for the 2016 GP3 Series! Koiranen GP gave him his debut in the category in 2015 when he finished in 8th place overall, the best of the 3 Welsh drivers in the series, after a series of podium places. Returning to the Koiranen line-up will now allow Parry to build on relationships within the team, especially as this will be the first year for GP3/16 car – the third generation car!

“I can skip the part where driver and team have to get to know each other and get straight down to work,” the 21-year old, who again excelled in this month’s end-of-season test, explained,“GP3 lived up to my expectations as a very competitive series, but already knowing what each of us require should allow for a flying start once the 2016 campaign gets underway. I know what I am capable of with the Koiranen team, and we both look forward to turning that into race wins and a lot of points second time around.

The 2016 GP3 Series – which enjoys extensive coverage on the Sky Sports F1 channel in the UK – is expected to kick off at Sochi Autodrom in Russia on 1 May, but the full schedule has yet to be confirmed. Parry will retain the backing of Sport Wales, as well as the patronage of both the MSA’s Team UK programme and the BRDC’s SuperStars scheme, all of which assist with his training and preparation.

With podium finishes already under his belt, the Welshman will start the 2016 season amongst the title favourites. The 2016 championship is over nine events alongside Formula One including a new venue for the Series with the addition of Sepang to the GP3 calendar which will provide yet another intriguing challenge. It promises to be another very exciting year, especially with the introduction of the third generation GP3 car.”

The Series enters into its seventh season and will once again commence at Barcelona on May 13-15. The following month will see a break in the calendar with the exception of a test session in Austria.  The teams will resume to action for the most frenetic period of the season with four race weekends in six weeks, starting on July 01-03 at Spielberg, which will be back-to-back with Silverstone on July 08-10. The paddock will reunite again at Budapest on July 22-24, whilst Hockenheim will return to the calendar one week later on July 29-31.
The teams will then enjoy a well-deserved summer break before arriving at Spa-Francorchamps for round six on August 26-28. Thereafter, Monza will follow for the third back-to-back event of the campaign on September 02-04.The GP3 Series will make its maiden visit to the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on September 30 – October 02 for the first of two flyaways. The season will once again draw to a close at the spectacular setting of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 25-27.
There will be seven pre-season test days held in Estoril, Valencia and Barcelona with a further two day test session in Austria after round one.
2016 GP3 Series Calendar
Date
Venue
 
22-24 March
Estoril, Portugal
Test
07-08 April
Valencia, Spain
Test
20-21 April
Barcelona, Spain
Test
 
 
 
13-15 May
Barcelona, Spain
Race
07-08 June
Spielberg, Austria
Test
01-03 July
Spielberg, Austria
Race
08-10 July
Silverstone, Great-Britain
Race
22-24 July
Budapest, Hungary
Race
29-31 July
Hockenheim, Germany
Race
26-28 August
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Race
02-04 September
Monza, Italy
Race
30 Sep – 02 October
Sepang, Malaysia
Race
27-29 November
Yas Marina, UAE
Race

http://www.gp3series.com/  
http://www.mattparryracing.co.uk/ ‏@Mattparryracing

N.B Seb Morris will annonuce his 2016 plans shortly

http://www.sebmorris.com/ @SebMorris31
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