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2015 Season Summary

Participation: Cars, Drivers and Series


This year the factory raced one car in the MG Midget Challenge and supported two customers in Sprinting and Hillclimbing.

All 3 cars and drivers performed brilliantly taking multiple wins, titles and records between them.


See reports below for details.



Factory Car - 2015 Season Summary

Car: Midget 1330cc

Series: MG Midget Challenge

Summary: Class Winner


The MGCC Midget & Sprint challenge covers 8 iconic UK venues with 10 races, starting at Mallory in March and running until October, where the season terminates with a double-header at Snetterton.

This year, the team only had one driver available, so the decision on entries was easy. John would campaign No 33 (Bennie) for a full season.

The engine had been rebuilt over the winter and early season testing at Castle Combe had been inconclusive, due to track conditions and some minor teething issues. So the season looked set to be an interesting and hard one.

The season's full report can be seen here, but the key figures from the season are:
10 races
…7 class wins
…1 * 2nd place, 1 * 3rd place and 1 * DNF
Outright Class D winner
3rd in the overall championship
New lap records at both Donington and Snetterton (and 1st in class at both).

Snetterton (Image courtesy of MGCC website.)



Round
Venue
Month
Quali
Result
 
 
 
 
 
1
Mar
Last
Win
2
April
2nd
DNF
3a
May
2nd
Win
3b
-double-
---
2nd
Win
4
May
Pole
Win
5
Jun
Last
2nd
6
Aug
3rd
3rd
7
Sep
Pole
Win
8a
Oct
2nd
Win
8b
-double-
---
2nd
Win



A brilliant season culminating in a dominant performance by car and driver at Snetterton, full report here.



Customer Hillclimb and Sprint Car (I) - 2015 Season Summary

Car: Midget 1380cc

Series:MGCC Luffield Cars Speed Championship 2015

Summary: This is a series of mixed Hillclimbs and Sprints organised on a regional basis, South and North.


Results: 2nd in Championship and 1st in class overall.
              1st and winner of Windmill & Lewis Cup Southern Championship.


Curborough (Image courtesy of Frederick Peter Photography)

For details see full report and pictures here.


Customer Hillclimb and Sprint Car (II) - 2015 Season Summary

Car: Midget 1380cc (‘Bjorn’)

Series:MGCC Luffield and Classic Marques Championship 2015

Summary: This is a series of mixed Hillclimbs and Sprints organised on a regional basis, South and North.


Results

Classic Marques Championship:
          Overall 19th of 51
          MG Class 4th of 12

MGCC Luffield Championship:
         Overall 18th of 68
         1st in Class Road Going Specials < 1500cc
         Class Records Curborough Figure of 8 12th April
                               Anglesey International 3rd May
                               Silverstone Stowe 21st June

For details see full report here.


2014 Season Summary

Car: Midget 1330cc

Series: MG Midget Challenge

Update: One car only, Bennie racing and Gertie for sale.


Car Decisions: Funding only available for one car this season


At the start of the season a difficult decision had to be made about which car to run, Richard's Gertie or John's Bennie. In the end it was decided to put the very successful Gertie up for sale as it had achieved so much and is a truly well sorted competitive car. This year the focus was on getting the pretty Bennie up to the same performance standards.


2014 Full Season roundup is here



Season Summary:


Closed Season Activity

Inaugural 2013 Season's findings addressed over the winter . . .

Brands Hatch

First race outing of the season at Brands is incident packed . . .

Castle Combe

2nd outing identifies an underlying problem on the bumps at CC . . .

Castle Combe

Testing day proves money well spent and problem fixed . . .

Donington Park

Richard's takeover, proves the fix and provides entertainment and exciting racing . . .

Oulton Park

John's recovery. Bennie proves a great car for an initial outing at Oulton . . .

“Bjorn” Hillclimbing 2014

Car: Hillclimb MG Midget

Series: Sprint Hillclimb and road use.

Hill1 Hill2

1st Outing

Hill3 Hill4

Rich's Midget

Car: 1973 MG Midget, 1380 race.

Series: MG Midget Challenge, Class B - Race Modified.

Lydden Hill

2011 Season roundup



Older entries:

2010 Season

2009 Season

Build Diary (December 2008 - May 2009)