This years exciting new driver line-up for Topcats Racing

Posted by | Posted in Racing News | Posted on 28-01-2010

Topcats Racing are very pleased to announce that two new drivers will be joining the team this season. Both drivers have raced for the team in the past and are ready to mount a campaign for the Britcar Championship this year.

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Provisional Calendar for Britcar Championship 2010 is announced

Posted by | Posted in Racing News | Posted on 28-01-2010

Teams competing in the Britcar Championship this year can look forward to another exciting season of racing with it’s varied calendar of venues and race distances to challenge the endurance, wit and strategies of team, drivers and cars alike.

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Martini Cup, Snetterton, 18th July 2009

Posted by | Posted in Racing News | Posted on 18-07-2009

An invitation to race in the prestigious Martini Cup was too tempting to pass for team boss, Warren Gilbert who chose Topcats team assistant and close friend, Rob Wilson to share in the driving duties for the 3 hour endurance race. Previous cup winners include the likes of the famous Graham Hill to name but one.

A confident, Warren Gilbert put the Marcos Mantis GT car on pole by a convincing 1 second margin over nearest rival Geddes Jnr & Snr in their Porsche Cup 997, currently racing successfully in the Porsche Cup Series.

Warren had his tactics all worked out for the rolling start, using the huge amount of torque available from the LS6 Chevy engine Warren had all his rivals backed up behind him at a relatively slow pace only to unleash the torque as the lights went to green and Warren was able to leave the other cars trailing behind as he took the first corner, and continue to stretch his lead by over 6 car lengths as he rounded Corum and back into view of the pitwall.

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Dutch Supercar, SPA, Belgium, 28th June 2009

Posted by | Posted in Racing News | Posted on 28-06-2009

To capitalise on the opportunities of racing at the infamous Spa Francorchamps, both the Beaumont/Gormley Mosler and the Class 2 Marcos Mantis were entered for the heavily subscribed hour long Dutch Super Car race on the Sunday, some 50 cars in all. Surprise entrant and team owner, Warren Gilbert driving the Mantis for the full hour, with compulsory pitstops for all.

Both cars had to start from the back of the grid having not competed in the previous Saturday race. The possibility of making it to the top end of the leaderboard was seemingly impossible for either car, but both were to prove otherwise, in particular Warrens feisty antics saw him fly up and up the leaderboard until he was in a remarkable 6th position as the pitstop window opened and the leaders were beginning to pit. A clean pitstop saw Warren settle into 9th position once all cars had done their mandatory pitstops. Meanwhile the victor of the Saturday race, the Rollcentre Mosler of Le Mans racer Martin Short had outwitted himself by mistiming his pitstop thus having to drop down the order had also been making progress in equal measure and both the Topcats Marcos and the Rollcentre Mosler were tailing each other as they carved their way through the slower cars. Both were vying for position but Warren continued to nose ahead, unperturbed by the Mosler, full in his mirrors. In the end they crossed the line with just 400ths of a second between them.

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