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Champions

List of Past Monoposto Class Championship Winners

Year Mono F3 Mono 2000 Classic 2000 Mono 1800 Mono 1600
Moto 1400
Moto 1000
Tiedeman
Trophy
2020 - - - - - - -  -
2019 Ashley Dibden Terry Clark James Rimmer Phil Davies Geoff Fern Jason Timms Dominic Shepherd Roger Wright
2018 Ben Cater (F3)
James Densley [7](FR2000)
Bryn Tootell Peter Venn Chris Lord Geoff Fern Geoff Fern Dean Warren Will Cox
2017 Chris Hodgen (F3)
James Densley [6]
(FR2000)
Bryn Tootell Ian Hughes Matthew Walters Geoff Fern Jeremy Timms Mark Reade  Neil Harrison
2016** Ben Cater Kevin Otway Robin Dawe David Jones Geoff Fern Jeremy Timms Richard Gittings Geoff Fern

2000-2015

Year Mono 2000 Classic 2000 Mono 1800
Mono DTEC [5]
Mono ZTEC [3]
Mono 1600
(formerly Mono Kent)
1400
(Prev 1200F)
MotoMono
(Prev. 1000)
Prev 1200S)
Tiedeman Trophy
2015 Robbie Watts Bryn Tootell Matthew Walters
Doug McLay[5]
Geoff Fern  - Jeremy Timms Ewen Sergison
2014 Robbie Watts Daniel Hands Paul Britten
Doug McLay[5]
Andrew Gordon-Colebrook  - Jason Timms Geoff Fern
2013 Robbie Watts Ben Cater Paul Britten
Marcus Sheard[3]
Adrian Heath  - Jason Timms Jim Blockley[4]
2012 Malcolm Scott Jim Blockley Ewen Sergison Nigel Davers (Merged with 1000 to create MotoMono) Adrian Wright
2011 Tristan Cliffe Peter Venn Peter Bragg Nigel Davers Geoff Fern Adrian Wright
2010 Tristan Cliffe Jeremy Goodman Peter Bragg Nigel Davers Geoff Fern Arty Cameron
2009* Neil Harrison
Graham Read (M2F) [1]
Russ Giles Peter Bragg David Parkinson Chris Woodhouse Stephen Brooks
2008 Jeremy Timms Tristan Cliffe Peter Bragg Ewen Sergison Steve Cave Chris Vinall
2007 Mark Harrison Russ Giles (Cup)[2] Peter Bragg Geoff Fern David Tilson Steve Cave
2006 Mark Harrison Peter Bragg Geoff Fern Chris Woodhouse Ake Bornebusch
2005 Mark Harrison Peter Bragg Geoff Fern John Carding Arty Cameron
2004 Jonathan Lewis Jeremy Unsworth Jeremy Timms Richard Cottrill John Carding
2003 Jonathan Lewis Geoff Pashley John Johnsen Rob Horsfield Chris Robinson
2002 Jim Blockley Phil House Geoff Jones Frazer Corbyn Jonathan Green[9]
2001 Robin Dawe Mark Drew Jason Timms Frazer Corbyn Bob Couchman
2000 Robin Dawe Rob Manger Simon Davey Peter Dittmann

1958-1999

Year A  B
(1000cc)
Mono Kent
Class B
(FF1600)
B
1999 Robin Dawe Simon Davey Paul Shipp
1998 Amanda Whitaker Jonathan Newman
1997 Amanda Whitaker Jim Timms
1996 Amanda Whitaker Peter Cocks
1995 Colin Stone Peter Cocks
1994 Colin Stone Keith Pashley
1993 Francis Phillips Jim Timms
1992 Jim Blockley Dave McVerry
1991 Francis Phillips Roger Algar
1990 Jim Blockley Kevin Pope
1989 Jim Blockley Kevin Pope
1988 George Whitehead Chris Fox
1987 John Bradshaw Robert Goodwin
1986 Brian Turner Bernard Toleman
1985 Brian Turner Steve Bradley
1984 George Whitehead Simon Davey
1983 Godfrey Hall David Cox
1982 Kenny Stone Francis Phillips
1981 Tony Broster Francis Phillips
1980 Alex Lowe
1979 Julian Pratt
1978 Ray Thomas
1977 Carl Jeanes
"The Streaker" [8]
1976 Alan Baillie
1975 Alan Baillie
1974 Alan Baillie
1973 Brian Jordan  Graham Bowskill
1972 Trevor Scarratt  Mike Irons
1971 Chris Featherstone  Brian Jordan
1970 Brian Toft  Alan Joy
1969 Jim Yardley  Alan Joy
1968 Jim Yardley  Eddie Heasell
1967 John Green  Brian Jordan
1966 Jon Derisley  Gordon Rae
1965 Roy Lee  Dave Havelock
1964 Bill Cooper
1963 Terry Ogilvie Hardy
1962 John Moore
1961 Alan Wershat
1960 Tony Goodwin
1959 Frank Tiedeman
1958 No Races

The MonoXXXX naming structure was introduced in year 2000, replacing the three classes in used previously, those being Class A, Mono Kent and Class B.   Class B was first introduced for 1000cc cars and ran from 1967 to 1973 inclusive.   Class B for Formula Ford 1600 cars was introduced in 1981, Mono Kent (referring to Ford's Kent engine)  grew out of that in 1985 and is now Mono1600.    After Mono Kents introduction, the class B moniker was revised as a catchall for cars which were not a good fit into Class A or Mono Kent regulations, including an increasing number of motorcycle engined cars.   These were split into Mono1800 and Mono1200.  As the variety of cars competing widened, it became necessary to subdivide them into different classes to ensure that cars of roughly comparable performance were grouped together.

The class structure of any racing championship is built to promote close and fair racing against cars of similar specifications and speeds without forcing competitors into purchasing the latest specification chassis or engine, as the end result is too often "he who has the biggest chequebook wins".    The rules allow competitors to develop cars within limits; that being an aspect of Monoposto that has been part of its ethos since inception, and still allows drivers to race something they have designed and built themselves.   Occasionally classes are created to encourage cars that have for various external factors find themselves homeless, a place to race.    The Monoposto Board and Technical Committee monitors entries, looks at trends and the performance of cars, and adjusts the regulations and class structure accordingly.    The board recognises that despite their best intentions, some classes have not taken off, resulting in some classes being removed.  To the best of anyone's knowledge, no car that previously was eligible, has ever been turned away following class changes.

Further Notes:

[1] 2000 Formula was run as a separate class in 2009, but this was merged with Mono2000 for 2010 due to lack of support.

[2] In 2007, all Mono 2000 cars which were eligible for the forthcoming 2000 Classic Class competed for the Classic Cup, it became a separate class the following season (2008).

[3] Mono ZTEC was a class for Formula Ford Zetecs to be run in standard FF Zetec guise. Tyres were free, but everything else was as per standard FFZ regs. It was split from Mono1800 for 2013, but only attracted one new car, all other competitors were already racing within Mono1800, therefore the classes were re-amalgamated for 2014.

[4] The Tiedeman Trophy was run as a series in 2013, and will run as an end of season mini-championship from 2014. The 2013 trophy was awarded to Jim Blockley as he took class win and fastest lap in all four races, but won the trophy on the tie breaker of being a member of the largest average class. Chris Dittmann and Jason Timms also matched Jim's results but their classes had, on average, fewer competitors.

[5] Mono DTEC was introduced in 2014 as a separate class for cars complying with Formula Ford Duratec regulations.  The Duratec era of professional Formula Ford was over as they had adopted the Ecoboost engine. Tyres were free, but everything else was as per Formula Ford Duratec regulations.   Poor uptake meant it was merged into Mono1800 for 2016.  The cars are still run as 'spec' cars but within the Mono1800 regulations.

[6] FR2000 was launched in 2017 - a class for the Tatuus built Formula Renault car used in the UK for many years, best known for the semi-professional Formula Renault BARC championship and the Formula Renault Championship supporting the BTCC, which saw Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta and Heikki Kovalainen compete on their way to Formula 1.  Tatuus claim they have sold 850 cars around the world, so it was hoped it could be a strong addition to the grid...

[7] ...but sadly, despite assurances from owners/teams, the uptake was low, and so the FR2000 class was merged into the F3 class for 2019 season.    FR2000 cars are still welcome to race.

[8] Carl Jeanes raced under the pseudonym The Streaker after winning a £ 50 bet that he wouldn't run naked through the paddock at Thruxton in March 1974.  A photograph of this was published in the 30 years of Thruxton book, and was in Autosport magazine as well.

[9] Mono600 was a sub-class for 600cc Formula Honda Jedis.

* 2009 saw several new classes introduced. Mono1000 and 1400 was introduced, replacing 1200 Standard and Free and allowed the Suzuki Hayabusa engine to be used.    The classes were eventually merged to form MotoMono.

**2016 saw a number of other adjustments to the class structure.     The 2000cc cars, formerly split over two classes were split into 3.   Mono F3, Mono2000 and Mono2000 Classic.   Mono F3 was effectively a rebranding of Mono2000, which allowed the Mono2000 name to be used for a new class to house the rapid F4 / US FF2000 cars that had recently dominated 2000 Classic, but some of the older F3 cars that were too new to fall into Classic, but were no longer competitive against the latest F3 cars.

MotoMono was split into two following the domination of bike engined Dallara F3 cars.  Moto1400 was for carbon tubbed cars of up to 1400cc capacity and any space framed cars that wanted to run larger capacity bike engines.   Moto1000 was for spaceframed cars such as the popular Jedi or Speads family cars up to 1000cc capacity.  Carbon tubs is not permitted in Moto1000, although the use of carbon in non structural body panels is permitted.

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