Topcats Racing is pleased to confirm that Kyle Tilley has joined the team to mount a challenge in the class 2 Marcos Mantis alongside Sam Head in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship.
The move marks a major change in direction with his racing career so far, having proved his ability in FF1600 and becoming Castle Combe FF1600 pre ’90 Champion last year having only raced previously in 2009. With it he holds the fastest lap at Thruxton and Castle Combe, the two fastest circuits in Britain.
“I am delighted to be competing in the new MSA Endurance Championship with a team which has the reputation of Topcats Racing. I am looking forward to taming the teams mighty Marcos Mantis and mounting a serious championship challenge with co-driver Sam Head” said Tilley.
The team are delighted that they have been able to confirm such a strong pairing for this year’s championship. “We are very excited about this year, we know that Tilley has the potential to impress and really seems to have a mature head on young shoulders. It’s just a matter of time to settle and adapt to a very different car and environment than he has been used to” Team Principal, Warren Gilbert, said of the young driver.
The first round of the championship is at Silverstone GP on Saturday 26th March.
Topcats Racing are pleased to confirm and welcome the return of Mick Mercer to the team for 2011, after a year away.
Sam Head departs one British marque to join Topcats Racing in another. After an illustrious few years racing TVR’s, Head has confirmed that his racing seat will now be in the rival Marcos Mantis Class 2 race car.
Topcats Racing are pleased to announce that Sam Head, who put on a good show for the team in the penultimate round of Britcar at Donington last year, has confirmed he will be campaigning a full season with the team in a bid to win the championship this year in the Marcos Mantis.
Head wants to up the profile in his racing career and to win the championship in Britcar would allow him to reach a level that will satisfy his competitive nature. Head spent many years racing on two wheels in motocross, then moving on to four wheels in a TVR Tasmin, winning the TVR championship in 2007. Head upgraded to a Tuscan Challenge race car and won the TVR Championship in 2009. Head went on to race the Glynnsport TVR Sagaris in 2010.
We would like to wish him all the best for this season.
Topcats Racing celebrated their Class 2 victory and 2nd overall in the Britcar Championship on Saturday in the 90 minute night race at Brands Hatch after father and son duo Steve and Jonny Hyde stepped up to take over the class lead handed to them by Neil Huggins and Raphael Fiorentino who had both campaigned the whole season but had used up their sponsorship funds after the last race at Donington.
The Topcats Racing team were ecstatic yesterday when all three of their cars crossed the line after a gruelling 24hr race dominated by heavy rain which started in the first half an hour of the race and remained relentless to the chequered flag.
With just five days until the start of one of the most exciting events on the British motor racing calendar, Topcats Racing are adding the final touches to their preparation before heading to the world famous Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on Wednesday for the Britcar 24 Hr Race.
Topcats Racing’s Marcos Mantis GT cars showed to a crowded Castle Combe that even a £½ m GT2 Ferrari can’t necessarily beat the years of development that have gone in to making the aging Marcos one of the fastest racing GT cars in the UK.
Although the Marcos of Neil Huggins and Raphael Fiorentino was pipped to pole position by 1 tenth of a second by the Aaron Scott Ferrari, the championship leading GT2 Ferrari of Gamski/Robinson sat on the second row for the start of the race, as did the Ferrari 430 of Cameron/Edmonson. It was a great sight to see the Marcos fronting the prancing horses.