Super Trofeo car in Sepang
Accomplished GT racer, Neil Huggins, has taken delivery of a Lamborghini LP560-4 Super Trofeo car from Dusseldorf, Germany to race competitively with the hope for some victories in 2015. A real enthusiast of the marque, Huggins is looking forward to the new challenge. The car will be run by Huggins long-time race partner, Topcats Racing, who have run the driver for many years in their Marcos Mantis GT car in Britcar, GT Cup and several European races as well as Huggins own 1965 TVR Grantura in HSCC.
Well renowned for his exceptional turn of pace on the UK endurance racing scene, Huggins should show well in his debut outing at Silverstone GP circuit in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo on 22-24th May.
Huggins intends to up the ante with his return to the GT Cup and Britcar too with the more technically advanced machine where he is already used to contesting at the head of the field.
Huggins will be putting plenty of miles under his belt in the meantime though with his ‘last hurrah’ in the Marcos Mantis GT car and looking for top honours in the Silverstone Britcar 24hr race from 24-26th April to start the season. The team have also recently announced that they will be running the Mosler MT900R for the 24hr spectacle and currently have drives available.
We are extremely pleased to welcome aboard GT Cup / Britcar / TVR Challenge racer, Steve Glynn and his fabulous TVR Sagaris GT car which will campaign in Britcar / GT Cup in 2015 with Topcats Racing. We would like to say thank you to Tim Hood (a genuinely great guy!) for the smooth handover. He has dedicated so many night time hours to get this car ready for races and support the car at races over the last few years. His business commitments (mallorycoatings.co.uk if you need a chassis powder coated!) are such that he can’t continue next year but we pleased that Steve has chosen us to take over.
We’ll keep you posted on the work we do on it over the winter. Currently LS3 powered but who knows!….
6hrs of Spa
What am I doing here – the Historic Six hours of Spa. All of the cars that fill the paddock were created before my Dad was born, let alone 17 year old me – am I in the right place ??
Mario (Clive Bailye) and Luigi (Paul Black – taller, thinner twin) had a super weekend at Brands Hatch.
It was a promising start for Topcats Racing to end the season with a chance of securing a top 3 spot in the overall championship standings when Henry Fletcher and Owen O’Neill returned to the team to join the crusade with Warren Gilbert, who was stepping out of his team principal’s role in favour of the driver’s seat. The championship would be decided as drivers raced into the night time hours of the four hour endurance race at Donington Park.
Guys and gal
The team were excited to introduce three new drivers to their Class 2 entry in the Marcos Mantis for the 2012 Silverstone 24Hr Race. Ian Bankhurst, a successful and well practised 24hr racer. Carlos Arimon, a cool and controlled Spaniard with considerable experience and a competitor in last year’s Silverstone 24hr. The third driver and already very much at home in the team, SEAT Production Cup racer, Paul Black, was taking his overdue opportunity to step into GT racing and after much curiosity, to finally experience the Marcos for himself.
Jardine/Knight win 360 2 hour enduro
Topcats Racing were thrilled when they signed Tony Jardine and co-driver, Trevor Knight for the 360 Motor Club 2 hour endurance race at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday.
No prizes in the fashion contest though
Britcar’s 3 hour endurance race at Snetterton on the 19th August tested the driver’s physical endurance to the maximum with outside temperatures topping 90 degrees.
Last weekend’s 2 hour endurance race was set to be a real thriller after Winstanley astonishingly qualified 3rd in the Topcats Racing Class 2 Marcos Mantis No. 35 car overall behind the GT2 Ferrari of Bailey/Schultz and the Morcillo/Cintrano Mosler. The crowd would have undoubtedly been treated to a three way battle for the win; Schultz and Morcillo still put on quite a show in the remaining 20 minutes of the race.
Gilbert won Class 2 and 2nd overall
Topcats Racing dominated the Britcar Endurance Championship race at Oulton Park this weekend not only by virtue of their visible presence; the team ran 3 cars in the 3 hour long enduro, but because the team took the lion’s share of the trophies for both overall and class win positions.