MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR) launched its 2022 motor racing season at Snetterton last Friday (4 March), with pre-season testing, photo shoots and interviews previewing the year ahead.
This is set to be a hugely exciting year for MSVR, which now oversees a portfolio of no fewer than 28 championships and series, including both established classes and some exciting new additions. Fresh inclusions include the brand new sister series to the successful GB3 Championship partnered by the BRDC, the GB4 Championship, as well as Bernie’s V8S & Historic Outlaws with its crowd-pleasing formula for powerful muscle cars.
Having forged its reputation in recent years as the UK’s leading single-seater championship, the prestigious GB3 Championship continues to produce strong grids with twenty drivers already signed up. Sports car fans will be delighted to see the multi-make, multi-class GT Cup shape up on the grid once more, as well as both the Radical Challenge Championship and the Radical SR1 Cup. Radical’s full 2022 race programme ensures that there is a full range of format options and competition levels to satisfy any racer (or spectator!).
Ferrari Challenge UK continues to go from strength to strength, pitting impressive Italian machinery against some of the UK’s finest circuits, while the Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli returns for its second MSVR season, providing a perfect platform for those seeking true track competition. The popular revival of a Porsche Classic series continues in 2022, with the 911 Challenge Series again taking to the track.
MSVR’s new look United Formula Ford Championship provides a UK tour for all ages of Formula Ford 1600 car – a category which has been offering competitive and affordable racing since 1967. The Aumento Coaching Champion of Brands will feature as part of the new United Formula Ford Championship three times in 2022, having been reintroduced by MSVR and James Beckett in 2010. Further open-wheel action can be found within the Monoposto Championship, which stresses the importance of racing in an inclusive environment with regulations that promote healthy, respectful, competitive racing.
The Sports Racing Car Club (SRCC) Sports 2000 offers both Duratec and Historic Championships and will run for a third season with MSVR in 2022. Also returning for its third season with MSVR is the Clubmans Sports Prototype Championship, and it remains a prime championship for those who enjoy developing their racing prototypes with relatively open regulations.
For fun cost-effective saloon car racing, Toyo Tires Racing Saloons remains on the roster, as does the hugely successful Toyo Tires 7 Race Series for Caterhams. Following a well-received introduction in 2021, Snetterton Saloons will again provide a fun, affordable competition for lovers of the Norfolk circuit, whilst the Z Cars Championship will cater for three varieties of BMW’s Z models.
The ‘run by racers for racers’ Production GTI Championship continues to provide clean, fair racing in Volkswagen’s iconic Golf GTi, whilst the Focus Cup pits 2.0 TDCI Ford Focuses against one another across some of the very best circuits in the UK.
Both MSVT's Trackday Championship and Trackday Trophy continue to encourage established competitors and total racing rookies to the world of competitive motor racing. Turismo X, dubbed ‘a club racing revolution’, is set to launch in 2022 and offers the fastest MSVT grid to date, while the rebranded MSVT Elise Trophy provides an exciting single-make series for one of Britain’s most iconic racing brands. For a truly unique and inexpensive way to experience the thrill of team endurance racing, EnduroKA returns for yet another year of Ford KAction.
The Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship will be split into three separate championships for 2022 to encourage Lotus owners to compete for the first time, whilst an eclectic range of cars and drivers will once again gather to compete in the MSVR All-Comers series. The Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship is also back, having continually been a proving ground for young talent – so much so that a previous competitor is now in the WRC!
Aside from the launch of MSVR’s racing season, MSV's in-house race-organising division was also delighted to boast an expansion to its team, with three new faces for 2022: Scott Pucknell (Race Events Administrator), Will Marston (Race Events Administrator) and Daniel Bennell (Motorsport Operations & Media Assistant).
MSVR was delighted with the success of the Snetterton Media Day, with MSVR Competitions Manager Joe East commenting:
“It’s been fantastic to see such a great turn out today, with all of the MSVR championships/series represented. It’s a great opportunity for the drivers and teams to blow away the cobwebs. All of us at MSVR are raring to go, for what is going to be our busiest season to date. With the team’s direct involvement in nearly 50 events, we can’t wait to get started!”