If you’re into Caterhams then there is only one place to be and that’s at Croft Circuit this weekend (September 4/5th) when the North Yorkshire track welcomes the British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) who plan another busy schedule over the two days.
Caterham Motorsport make their first visit back to Croft for the first time in two years after they last competed here in 2019. Four of their five-series and factory-supported roster will be in action this weekend as the novices in both groups of the Academy will share the paddock with the Roadsport, Seven 270R and Seven 310R competitors, all of whom will be raring to go on a circuit that should suit the close, tight pack racing nature that Caterhams always provide.
The Fun Cup Endurance Championship also makes a welcome return to Yorkshire after two years away, when the drivers had to deal with mixed weather conditions and a greasy track making things fairly tricky. Fun Cup Endurance’s longer races always produce a fine spectacle for the duration, as even with a safety car or two thrown into the mix, there’s never usually a lean spell in the action.
Another championship that will be keen to impress is the Nankang Tyre CityCar Cup Championship, running in its first full season after it debuted just over a year ago. Croft was the sight of CityCar’s initial promo launch as well as the first-ever standalone races held in November last year, so it’s a circuit which certainly has a special place in the championship’s heart.
There’s an anticipated grid of over 30 cars set to compete with Citroen C1s, Peugeot 107s and Toyota Aygos all built to identical specs ready to jostle for position and put on a show. With the Student Motorsport Challenge and Novice Racer awards also up for grabs for the season as well as the first ever CityCar Cup title, it’s sure to be quite the show that these little pocket rockets will put on.
Practice gets underway at 9.30 on Saturday with the first of four races scheduled to start at 11.20 and the action commences at 12.00 noon on Sunday with the further seven races from 13.25. Adult admission costs £15.00 per day (plus booking fee if ordered in advance) with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free. Further details are available from Croft Circuit on 01325 721815, www.croftcircuit.co.uk and www.brscc.co.uk.