Long-time competitor Jeremy Haylock has produced some excellent advice for regularity competitors. If you are competing on the regularity event or thinking about competing it's a must read. Find it in the newsletter section.
Entries are building rapidly for Mini Britannia as the entry closing date of 14 September approaches. The one-day classic race and rally tour, the little brother of Tour Britannia, will run on Saturday 13 October from a base at Silverstone.
Jonathan Turner will return to the event, this time in his semi-lightweight E-type, in a bid to rival the Porsche 911s of Phil Hindley, Mike Smith and Gary Morris. Hindley won Tour Britannia in June with his 3-litre 911 and will now tackle Mini Britannia for the first time, when Smith in his potent 911RSR will be a major rival. Early entries in the Competition category include Philip Dolby (Alfa Romeo), Mark Freeman (AC Cobra), Andy Dee-Crowne (Lotus Cortina) and Harvey Death (Mini Cooper). Back in his Porsche 911 for the car’s first outing since the 2011 Safari Classic Rally will be Richard Jackson.
Stephen Radcliffe is another newcomer who has entered his Porsche 911 in the Targa class. Stephen visited Tour Britannia in June to watch his friend Phil Hindley win overall and liked the look of the event so much that he has decided to enter his potent Porsche. Stephen has extensive racing experience in Porsches and, more recently, a Jaguar E-type. Joining him in the Targa category is Harry Sherrard in a Mini Cooper S.
Angus Forsyth and Marcus Atkinson have bravely joined the Britannia spirit and have entered their 1930 Austin 7 Ulster in the Regularity category. Sholto and Willie Gilbertson-Hart are both entered for Regularity, in Jaguar E-type and Bentley 4.5-litre respectively, and will be joined by Richard Dresner in a Jaguar Mk2. The wonderful variety of the Regularity category is demonstrated by entries including John Cook (Sunbeam Rapier), Michael Hanson (Porsche 928) and Andrew Brodie (Citroen SM).
Spectators are most welcome to see the Mini Britannia cars in action at Silverstone on Saturday 13 October. The first car will be flagged away from outside the BRDC Clubhouse at 9.30am and will tackle a stage which exits Silverstone onto the Whittlebury to Buckingham road before heading north into Warwickshire for stages at Stoneleigh Park and Packington Hall. The route then heads south past the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre back to Silverstone for track action between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on the International Circuit, based at the ‘Wing’. They then go out again for another series of stages, returning to Silverstone for the final stages on the Stowe Circuit between 5.15pm and 6.15pm. Spectators are also welcome at the Heritage Motor Centre where the Regularity competitors will have a special test between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Paul Lawrence has put together an excellent Tour Britannia 2012 coffee table book. Should this be of interest, please contact Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org 01952 510382 as he has the flexibility to tailor the book to your requirements. Costs will start from £60 per book and each book will contain at least 10 images of the competitor placing the order. Unfortunately, this only applies to Competition Category entrants this year.