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Castle Combe has proved to be a popular circuit with our Reprise IT Tiedeman Tropy over the last few years, so for this season it has been included in our main Monoposto Championship calendar for the first time in many years.
The Wiltshire circuit will host rounds 5, 6 & 7 of the Monoposto Championship over the weekend of 6th & 7th July. The meeting will use the triple header format with qualifying and race one held on Saturday and races 2 and 3 for each grid held on the Sunday.
Qualifying will set the grid for race 1 and the grids for races 2 and 3 will be determined by the fastest laps set in the previous race.
This meeting will also host the Ray Dackombe Trophy which will be contested over the weekend. The Ray Dackombe Trophy runs across all eight classes and can be won by anybody, for more information about the Ray Dackombe Memorial Trophy and the criteria for the award please click here.
Event Documents and Information
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We will be visiting Oulton Park on 15th June, using their international circuit for rounds 3 and 4 of the Monoposto Championship.
Monoposto will have two grids at the event, the first containing the Moto 1000, Classic, 1800 and 1600 classes and the second comprising of Mono F3, 2000, and Moto 1400. This event is a double header and is always a busy one, with both grids having qualifying and two races on the one day.
Qualifying will set the grid for Race 1 and the grid for Race 2 will be decided by the fastest laps set in Race 1.
Event Documents and Information
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The first two rounds of the 2019 Monoposto Championship will be held at Donington on the National circuit.
This meeting will use the twin header format with a qualifying session and one race held on each day of the two day meeting.
We will have two grids at the meeting, Grid 1 will be for the M1000, Classic and M1400 classes and Grid 2 will be for the F3, 2000, 1800, 1600 classes.
Event Documents and Information
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MSVR have changed the format of their annual Media Day, it is now known as the Season Launch and is more focused on time on track rather than the press conference aspect.
The day will be held on 27th February at Brands Hatch. Tracking shots will run from 9am through to 10.30am and Monoposto will have a time slot allocated during that.
After the tracking shots have finished, there will be 6 x 20 minute open wheel track sessions during the day. These are not exclusively for Monoposto and will be shared with British F3, F3 Cup, Champion of Brands and Heritage Formula Ford.
We have been allocated 2 garages for the day. Access to the garages will be from 6.30pm on Tuesday 26th February.
At the moment we are looking for 4-6 cars to represent Monoposto, they will have to share the garage space. Further space may be available in the lower paddock but this is to be confirmed. It will also be confirmed whether there is more space on the trackday element of the day.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in representing the club on this day.
Were you involved in Monoposto in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s? Then come and join us on Sunday 24th March at Wroxall Abbey for a reunion lunch!
Plans have now been finalised for our reunion lunch event for members and guests who have been involved with the Monoposto Racing Club past and present. Invitations have gone out focusing on the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.
In 2018 the MRC celebrated its 60th Anniversary and this is an opportunity for old friends and competitors to get together.
The event will be held on Sunday 24th March 2019 at:
Wroxall Abbey Estate
Proceedings will start at 12.00 noon on the Sunday where we have arranged an informal area with plenty of seats and chairs to allow people to mingle and chat with old friends.
At 14.00 an impressive Finger Buffet including sandwiches of Smoked Salmon and Roast Beef, Prawn Vol au Vents, Lamb Shish Kebabs and Five Spice Chicken thighs will be on offer. Vegetarian menu options will be available as will information on allergens.
We are hoping to organise some speakers from all three of these eras and we aim to make this a memorable afternoon.
Tickets will be priced at £40 per head. To book your tickets and get all the information about the day please email:
The final two rounds of the 2018 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Championship were held at Anglesey Circuit on Sunday 18th November. The event attracted a good entry of seventeen cars, with a number of people still in the fight for the championship. Will Cox was leading on points with Terry Clark trailing by 5. But with the bigger class, Terry could have taken the championship win by winning his class in both races.
Qualifying saw Neil Harrison take pole in his Dallara F302 ahead of Zachary Anderton in his M1000 class Jedi. Terry Clark took third overall and first in the 2000 class, with Alistair Bell not far behind. Chris Lord qualified third which was first for the 1800 class. Marcus Sheard had a dramatic start to his day, having a spin on his third lap of qualifying on the final corner. He came to a stop on the grass before catching fire. Luckily his team were able to fit a new fire extinguisher and air filter so that he could start from the back of the grid for the first race.
As the cars went out for their two green flag laps to warm their cars up in the chilly temperatures, Alistair Bell pulled off with clutch problems, causing a delayed start. Rachel Lovett pulled into the pits on the green flag laps but made it back out 1 lap down. A misfire then caused her to retire from the race one lap from the end. Nigel Davers retired after one lap of the race with a broken gear linkage, having qualified seventh.
Neil Harrison led the race from start to finish, with Zach Anderton staying close to him for the duration and eventually finishing second. Bryn Tootell had a brilliant first lap of the race; having had a problem in qualifying, he started ninth but was third by the end of the first lap. He then held this position until the end.
There was a fierce battle between Terry Clark and Chris Lord for fourth overall which lasted the entirety of the race. They swapped and changed a number of times, with Chris holding the position for the longest time, but Terry took the position on lap ten and held Chris off to the end. Although Chris lost out on track position, he still won the 1800 class ahead of Phil Davis, who finished in sixth overall. Robert Smith finished 0.8 seconds behind Phil, having been within a second of him for the entire race. Marcus Sheard, Jonathan Baggott and Will Cox rounded out the rest of the grid.
Zachary Anderton decided not to take part in race two due to concerns about his engine and not wanting to risk it. This meant that Terry Clark lined up second next to Neil Harrison who was again on pole. Neil had another good race, leading start to finish and lapping everybody else. Terry Clark had a poor start and dropped to fourth, losing places to Chris Lord and Marcus Sheard, who had also passed Robert Smith on the start. He fought his way back up to second over the following few laps and maintained this position until having a very dramatic exit to the race when his rear stub axle snapped on one of the fastest sections of the circuit. His left rear wheel, having parted company with the car, hit the barrier so hard that they had to use a JCB to remove it!
Terry retiring from the race promoted Chris Lord up to second place but a lap later he had his own dramatic moment as he spun on the back straight, dug some turf up and then rejoined the race in fifth place. This then put Robert Smith into second place going into the final lap of the race. Robert also decided that he didn’t want the position, had his own spin and dropped down to sixth. Marcus Sheard then managed to buck the trend and stay the right way round long enough to take “A Real Podium!!” in his Classic class Reynard 883. Chris Lord gained from Robert’s spin and then overtook Phil Davis to take third place overall. Martin Wright took fifth place overall, having started thirteenth, earning him the driver of the day accolade.
Bryn Tootell gave his car to Alistair Bell for the second race of the day after Alistair’s car had let him down in race one. As Bryn said, he’d done plenty of racing all year and was happy to forgo the final race of the season to let his friend, who had flown over from Hong Kong especially for the meeting, get out on track. Alistair started from the back of the grid in fourteenth and gained lots of places over the course of the race to eventually finish in seventh, just ahead of Nigel Davers. Will Cox and Jonathan Baggott swapped positions a number of times during the race with Will eventually finishing in front.
Position on track was of little consequence to Will Cox though as he was in the fight for the championship which was far more important. He did well to keep out of trouble – especially with cars spinning in front of him – and he successfully managed to finish both races and gain enough points to take the championship victory. Terry Clark, despite not finishing the second race, managed to hold on to second in the championship. Terry was equal on points with Phil Davis, but beat him based on more class wins over the course of the championship. This therefore meant that Phil Davis finished the championship in third position.
Rounds three and four of the 2018 Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Championship took place on 27th October at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit. Although it was sunny out, it was bitterly cold all day which caused havoc with the drivers due to the difficulty in getting heat into their tyres.
Qualifying was very much a stop and start process with two red flags being shown during the fifteen minute session. The first red flag was caused on the first lap of qualifying by John Hare who spun, collected the front wing of Rachel Lovett and came to a stop in the middle of the track after Paddock Hill bend. Rachel was able to make it back out after a tape nose was constructed by Team AViT during the stoppage, but John Hare retired home after the incident as he didn’t have the parts he needed to repair his damage. The second red flag of the morning came out after one more lap of qualifying, but thankfully after the session restarted again it was incident free. Alex Fores took overall pole, with Zach Anderton in second and first for the Moto 1000 class. Julian Hoskins took pole of the 1800 class and tenth overall whilst Will Cox qualified fifteenth overall and first for the 1600 class.
Race one got underway and saw the Dallaras in particular struggling to get off the line, resulting in a fair bit of swapping and changing over the first lap of the race. James Drew-Williams broke a drive shaft at the start which saw him retire, having qualified third. Kevan McLurg was mugged by a few Moto 1000s on the start which saw him drop from fourth (briefly third) to sixth overall on the first lap. Nigel Davers had struggled with new Pirelli tyres in qualifying and his struggles continued into the race as a spin at turn one on the second lap saw him stuck in the gravel and out of the race. The safety car was deployed as Nigel was recovered off the track.
After three laps, the safety car returned in and the race got underway again. A fierce battle raged at the front of the grid as Alex Fores defended his lead of the race from Zach Anderton. Alex managed to fend him off well before eventually losing the lead of the race on lap twelve. Zach eventually finished just two seconds ahead of Alex for the overall win. Alex came in second but took the win in the F3 class. Kevan McLurg fought his way back up to third overall and second for the F3 class. Fourth overall and second in the Moto 1000 class went to Peter Lague who was closely followed by classmate, Dave Wheal. Dave had been closing the gap to Peter over the course of the race and finished 0.6 seconds behind him, having been 5 seconds behind just two laps before.
Phil Davis earned the Driver of the Day accolade for this first race by delivering a storming performance. He qualified fourteenth overall and fourth in class, but fought his way up to take the lead of the class and seventh overall away from Julian Hoskins just one lap from the end of the race. Second in class went to Julian whilst George Fowler picked up third place in class in his Reynard SF84.
The grid for race two was determined by the lap times set in race one which saw Zach take pole with Alex Fores behind in second. Unfortunately we were denied another battle between the two as Alex retired on the first lap with a suspected oil leak. This left Zach clear to disappear into the distance, building an eleven second gap from Kevan McLurg by lap three of the race. Dean Warren lost a place to Max Hart at the start of the race, but stuck with him and got past for third overall and second in the Moto 1000 class on the second lap. Max stayed close behind Dean and then was gifted the place back after Dean suffered a break down that saw him parked at the top of the hill at Druids. Due to the position of Dean’s car, a safety car was called.
At the point that the safety car was called, Zach Anderton had built such a gap over Kevan and begun lapping the first of the back markers that the safety car accidently picked up Kevan instead, believing him to be the leader. A state of confusion and some miscommunication followed which saw the safety car switch its lights off and partially pull off the track after a couple of laps. A couple of green flags were shown, whilst the safety car boards, flags and lights were still out around the rest of the circuit. The safety car returned to track to pick up the actual leader but with some cars at race speed and others not, a collision occurred which saw the Leastone 1000 of Gavin Buckley clip the rear of Phil Davis before ending up in the wall opposite the pit wall. This caused the race to be red flagged and the results declared as per two laps earlier. A post race drivers meeting was called where the Clerk of the Course apologised for the unfortunate situation that had occurred.
In the post-race trophy presentation, Dave Wheal received the Driver of the Day award for the second race. He had started in twenty first position and (despite the limited number of non-safety car laps) he drove through to take fourth overall and third in class. Champion of the Day was awarded to Zach Anderton, with Will Cox (1600 class) second overall and Julian Hoskins (1800 class) third overall.
The 2018 season Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday 9th February and we will be visiting a new venue this year – Stanbrook Abbey which is near Worcester.
Come and join us for what will be a fantastic evening of food, drinks and trophies!
The AGM will be held at 2.30pm, but please join us at 2pm for tea and coffee.
An informal discussion will follow the AGM.
Drinks will be from 6pm in the Great Hall and you will be called through to dinner in the Thompson Room at 7pm.
The Awards Presentation will take place between courses and conclude after the dinner.
For those who still want more after the dinner has finished, the bar will remain open until ‘last man (or woman) standing’
Stanbrook Abbey are offering discounts on their room prices and holding rooms for us until 30th November. Please call them on 01905 832940 to book your room
and quote Monoposto to make sure you receive the discounted rate.
The main championship awards have already been settled (except for the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy Champion which will be decided at Anglesey on 18th November), BUT there are also a number of subjective awards that we give out each year.
As per last year, we thought we would throw it over to you, the members, to nominate people who you think deserve the awards.
The awards and their criteria can be found below, along with a nomination form.
You can make as many nominations as you like.
Please send all your nominations to Rachel by 7th November.
(email@example.com or RJ Events, Nelson Street, Doncaster, DN4 5AB)
What a difference a week makes. I’m on my way to Silverstone for the second weekend in a row and boy how it has changed. The HSCC Finals meeting has fared well with mild weather and sunshine, unlike the final rounds of the UKCG Monoposto Championship on 13th – 14th October which was battered by ‘Storm Callum’.
On the Friday for testing the wind was insane and most people struggled to put any semblance of an awning up at all. It was battering everybody, but at least it was mostly dry. The wind and rain continued overnight to give us a cold and damp Saturday morning. But by the time our qualifying started it had dried out and was sunny and warm. Some of us even caught the sun on Saturday afternoon.
Qualifying got underway with 41 people representing Monoposto on the grid. Overall pole was taken by Alex Fores in the F3 class driving the Bromfield Racing Dallara F301 which had just finished a complete overhaul and was out with a brand new livery. Alex qualified 4 seconds ahead of Neil Harrison, who took second in his Dallara F302. Third overall went to James Densley in his Formula Renault and he was closely followed by a quartet of Moto 1000s of all different makes.
Leading the Moto 1000 pack was Richard Gittings in his Jedi, then Mark Reade in his Leastone, Dominic Shepherd in his JKS and then Tom Rawlings in his Speads. Kevan McLurg broke the pack qualifying eighth overall and third for the F3 class and behind him was Dax Ward and Dean Warren for the Moto 1000s. With the M1000 championship still up for grabs this was shaping up to be a very exciting grid as there was a 4 way battle still ongoing. Mick Kinghorn bowed out of the championship battle early though as a blown engine saw him retire during qualifying and head for home.
Further down the grid, Peter Whitmore qualified first of the Classics ahead of Jared Wood who was second in class but five places further back on the grid and in third place was Peter Venn, who had borrowed Robin Dawe’s Vauxhall Lotus for the weekend to try to keep Peter Whitmore from denying him the Classic Championship. In the 1800 class, although the championship had already been decided, there was still looking to be a heated battle on going, with Phil Davis continuing his pace from Brands GP and out qualifying Chris Lord by 0.03 seconds.
Qualifying was brought to an abrupt halt a few minutes from the end though as Geoff Fern caught some oil on the last corner that spun him off and into the Armco before the start of the pit wall. He went in with quite some force and the red flags came out to call a stop to the session. The medical and rescue crews were with him fast and it wasn’t long before he was taken away to the Medical Centre. After several brain scans, they gave up trying to locate it and he was released back home the next day, with a limp from a hairline fracture in his hip. Everybody from Monoposto sends their best to Geoff and whilst we are keen to see him back out racing, hopefully someone will explain the terms ‘rest’ and ‘relax’ to him so that he can recuperate fully for next season.
Overnight the weather turned and the winds picked up again, joined with heavy rain which continued all night and into the next morning. Grim is the best way to describe the Sunday morning. The start of the day was delayed by almost an hour before the GT Cup cars went out for their warm up. The British F3s then headed out, but their session only lasted a couple of laps before being red flagged. More delays ensued as the Monoposto drivers sat in the assembly area amongst a sea of umbrellas and damp support crews. Eventually it was decided that our grid could head out behind the safety car for a safety car start.
The train followed the safety car round for two laps but a spin from Dave Wheal kept it out for another lap as he was cleared from the track. The safety car then pulled in for the race to begin, four of our cars followed him in rather than risking the race and 33 set off in the terrible conditions. Alex Fores was the only driver to complete a full race lap before the red flags came out. The cause of the red flag was Russ Giles who had spun on the straight by the Wing and was at ninety degrees to the pit wall over there. With the race over, the drivers all filed back in to the paddock and the results were declared based on the 3 safety car laps.
A rainy couple of hours followed with no other championships taking to the track and eventually the meeting was cancelled. It was a sad way to end what had been a fantastic championship, but there was one silver lining which was for Peter Venn. Although he had borrowed a car for the meeting to have the chance of winning the Classic Championship, he was proud to say that he had not only taken the title in the Classic Championship, but he realised that he had won it whilst sitting in the assembly area as Peter Whitmore had decided not to race in the conditions. This therefore meant that Mr Venn won based on the points he had scored earlier in the championship in the Anson, which he was proud to have done for his uncle, Dave Dudley.
Congratulations to all of our 2018 UKCG Monoposto Champions and hopefully we will see some of you at Brands or Anglesey with the Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy, if not next season.
The Reprise IT Tiedeman Trophy kicked off for the 2018 championship at Castle Combe on Saturday 15th September. The format of the event was a one day double header, with all cars on one grid. The event attracted a good entry, with twenty five cars lining up to try to take the early championship lead.
Qualifying saw Jason Timms take pole overall in his Moto 1400 Dallara with Tom Rawlings close behind in second and first in the Moto 1000 class. Robin Dawe qualified first of the 2000 class with Terry Clark second and Peter Venn third, although they were spread a few cars apart on the grid. The 1800 class was all bunched together on track with Phil Davis holding pole for the class and Will Cox was at the front of the 1600 class and seventeenth overall on the grid.
Nigel Davers retired from qualifying in a cloud of smoke after two laps because of a seal letting go. He managed to get the problem fixed in time for the first race though. Rachel Lovett qualified nineteenth and was getting quicker each lap, before pulling off on the side of the track – as it turned out, she had switched the ignition off when changing gear… This resulted in Ewen taking a grinder to the ignition and fuel pump switches to stop this happening again. Tom Rawlings also parked up with gearbox issues and a red flag was brought out five minutes from the end of session which was not restarted.
Race one saw Jason Timms have a good start and maintain the lead of the race from start to finish. Tom Rawlings stayed close on him and challenged for the lead in the first few laps, but then he began dropping back as it turned out that a wire had come off the air flow sensor which put the car into limp mode. Tom finished sixth overall and third in class in the end. Zachary Anderton had a good start to the race, he had started sixth on the grid, but got up to fourth off the start, overtaking Robin Dawe and Mark Harrison. He got past Dominic Shepherd for third place on lap six and then inherited second when Tom Rawlings dropped back which he maintained to the end of the race. Dom slipped back a couple of places from there and ended up fifth overall and second in the Moto 1000 class.
Mark Harrison started the race from fifth on the grid but dropped to sixth off the start before getting past Robin Dawe on lap three to retake fifth place. He got past Dominic Shepherd for fourth place on lap eleven and then gained third place overall with Tom Rawlings dropping down the pack. He also won the F3 class. James Drew-Williams finished second in the F3 class and seventh overall on the grid. In the 2000 class, Robin Dawe took the class win, fourth overall and set a new 2000 class record. Terry Clark finished second in class and Peter Venn third, they were eighth and ninth overall on the grid respectively. Terry did very well to finish where he did after a spin on the first lap at the exit of Quarry left him right at the back of the pack. He climbed his way back up over the course of the race, before taking second in class away from Peter on the final lap of the race.
The 1800 class, which was the biggest of the day, saw battles raging within the class for the entire race. Phil Davis started on pole in class with Geoff Fern behind him and Chris Lord next in line, followed by Adrian Heath and Rodney Toft. Chris Lord got a great start to the race and got up to the lead of the class, Phil Davis stuck with him but didn’t get a chance to make a move back during the race. Phil had to defend hard from Geoff Fern who was right behind him. Geoff got past for second in class on lap eleven, but then dropped back down to third a couple of laps later and finished the race there. Rodney Toft had a clean race to finish fourth in class and fifteenth overall on the grid. Adrian Heath had a bad start to the race and lost a few places on the first lap to eighteenth on the grid overall, he then had an off at Bobbies on the second lap which let Martin Wright, Rachel Lovett and Richard Greening through. Martin Wright was the next one to have an off which bumped Rachel and Adrian up and with Adrian having got back past Richard Greening, there was a battle for fifth place in the 1800 class. Adrian eventually found a way through after a few laps but then disaster struck again as a push rod snapped a lap later which caused him to retire from the race.
The grid for race two was set by the fastest laps set in race one so the positions were mixed around from the first qualifying and race. Jason Timms started on pole again and led for most of the race before retiring three laps from the end. Tom Rawlings started from second position and was staying close to Jason Timms until he had a wheel bearing let go on lap seven which saw him park up next to the Esses. More bad luck at the front saw Mark Harrison start third, gain second after Tom’s retirement and then retire himself two laps later after a rear wheel came loose. His silver lining came in the form of the new F3 class lap record though. Mark and his brother Neil have been swapping the record between them over the last few years, but Mark has upped the game by taking two seconds off the previous record! Zach Anderton and Dominic Shepherd didn’t make the race after qualifying fourth and fifth respectively which left James Drew-Williams from the F3 class (who had qualified sixth overall) free to take the overall win of the race.
In the 2000 class, Robin Dawe had made an early retirement after his class win in the first race and did not make an appearance for race two. Terry Clark remained facing in the right direction for the entirety of the second race and brought his car home first in class and second overall in the race. Peter Venn stayed behind Terry but could not quite match his pace and dropped back from him during the race to take third overall and second in class. Nigel Davers came third in class and fourth overall for the 2000 class having swapped cars after race one and started at the back of the grid in the Team Fern Mygale.
Dave Wheal took fifth overall in the race and the Moto 1000 class win, having driven well all day. In the 1800 class, Chris Lord led from start to finish again which not only won him the class, but he also won Champion of Castle Combe. Behind him, Geoff Fern and Phil Davis battled it out for second in class, with Phil being the eventual victor. However, Geoff did manage to take the fastest lap in class and set a new lap record for the 1800 class, which was fitting as in the same race he lost his Moto 1000 class lap record to Tom Rawlings. Will Cox had two good races in the 1600 class, leading the class from start to finish in both races and taking fastest laps in class for both. He spent most of his time battling against drivers from other classes and ended up taking second overall for the day. Terry Clark took third overall for the day in the 2000 class and sits just one point behind Will in the Championship standings ahead of Brands Hatch on 27th October.