23/12/2012 - As we prepare to say goodbye to 2012 it seems
appropriate to reflect on another superb year of competition at
MotorSport Vision Racing.
MSVR has welcomed countless competitors who have driven the
length & breadth of the country to take part in our events and
enjoy motorsport. Despite a challenging economic environment, our
various championships and series have produced bumper grids and
terrific racing highlighting that the club motorsport scene is very
much alive and in good health.
This year we witnessed thrilling racing at the UK's premier
circuits with the majority of our championships and series only
being decided at the final meeting of the year, such was the
competitiveness shown in 2012.
F3 Cup's first year as a championship was one of the many
success stories this year. We welcomed 42 drivers to the
championship and a thoroughly entertaining battle for the title
unfolded. In the end, Chris Dittmann came through a three-way scrap
to become the inaugural champion.
MSVR presented an entirely new event in the form of the Brands
Hatch Mini Festival on June 16/17. The event celebrated all things
Mini and it was fantastic sight to see so many Minis both old and
new descend upon the circuit. As ever the Minis produced gripping
entertainment on the track too and we are delighted to announce
that the event will return on June 22/23 in 2013.
Championship: Derek Johnston
Cup: Chris Dittmann
GTI Championship: Jamie Martin
Trophy: Paul Taylor
UK Supersport: Steve Train
UK Production: Rob Boston
Challenge: Henry Gilbert
BMW Championship: Ben Winrow
Clubman's Cup: Bradley Smith
Cup: Colin Noble
European Masters: Konstantin
Euroseries: Ivan Bellarossa
I would like to say well done to you all and a huge thanks to
all competitors, event officials and the hardworking coordinators!
I would also like to pay tribute to our band of dedicated volunteer
marshals without whom none of this would be possible. I would also
like to thank the media for all their efforts this year.
I would like to add my personal thanks to the dedicated Senior
Officials team that give their time to assist with the running of
the MSVR race meetings and to the small team at Brands Hatch, David
Willey, Simon Gnana-Pragasam, Alex Shaw, Joe East and Tom
Preparations are well under way for the 2013 season which will
be equally as exciting. We will welcome the brand new BRDC Formula
4 championship which promises to be a new and exciting concept to
help aspiring young single seater racers on the path to Formula
The Radical SR1 Cup will join us in 2013 too. This new one make
championship aims to help young Sportscar racers right through the
process of gaining their race licence to taking to the track in
competition for the first time.
Ariel Atoms will race for the first time in the UK courtesy of
the Atom Cup. These cars have become a road going icon in recent
years, but it will be interesting to see them race, bringing a new
manufacturer into motorsport in the process. So there is plenty to
look forward to next year.
I do hope that you have all enjoyed your motorsport with MSVR
this year and hope to see you all at our events in 2013.
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and healthy, happy and a