Team have a ‘rocky’ ride at Rockingham Motor Speedway

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 05-05-2011

Turn 1 at Rockingham

Neil Huggins, team driver and sometime roving reporter, gives us the lowdown at Rockingham Motor speedway….

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It’s (1st*) 2nd & 3rd for Topcats Racing trio in Silverstone GP season opener.

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 30-03-2011

Race Start

With a hefty grid of class 1, 2 and 3 cars cramming the race entries for the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship in the first round, the competition to claim class wins was going to be hard fought.

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Topcats Racing are pleased to confirm and welcome the return of Mick Mercer to the team for 2011, after a year away.

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 15-02-2011

Mercer/Smith Ginetta G50

Topcats Racing are pleased to confirm and welcome the return of Mick Mercer to the team for 2011, after a year away.

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Sam Head joins the team for 2011 to stake his claim for the Britcar title

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 15-02-2011

Tuscan Champion 2009

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.

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Topcats Racing takes Britcar Class 2 Championship Title

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 16-11-2010

 

Grid in the Dark

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.

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Marcos Mantis’s Race into the Dark

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 28-10-2010

Topcats Racing will be driving into the night this weekend in the 2 hour endurance race at Donington Park this Saturday.

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Topcats Racing Marcos show they still have what it takes to get in front of the Ferraris.

Posted by | Posted in Britcar Post Race Reports, Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 22-06-2010

Topcats Marcos Leads the 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.

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Bad luck snatches victory from Topcats Racing at Snetterton

Posted by | Posted in Britcar Post Race Reports, Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 21-04-2010

Topcats Racing could taste victory in the closing stages of the race at Snetterton on Saturday in the 150 minute Britcar Endurance Championship, but bad luck put an end to the team’s expectations of an outright win.

Despite viagra tabs opposition from the class 1 contenders of McInerney/McInerney in the Mosler MT900GT3 and the Gamski/Robinson Ferrari 430 GT2, the flying Topcats Racing Class 2 Marcos Mantis, driven by Huggins and Fiorentino, were odds on to win the race as the final pit stops played out.

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VIDEO – Fiorentino makes flying start from back of the grid at Brands Hatch in Britcar GT race

Posted by | Posted in Racing News | Posted on 27-03-2010

Click to Watch

Topcats Racing’s hotshot driver, Raphael Fiorentino had to start from the back of the grid at Brands Hatch on Saturday 13th March after receiving a penalty for overtaking under the yellow flags. He made a flying start in the Marcos Mantis GT2 car with some fantastic overtaking manoeuvres.

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Round 1 – Brands Hatch Britcar, 14th March 2010

Posted by | Posted in Britcar Post Race Reports, Racing News | Posted on 14-03-2010

Marcos Green

Brands Racing 24th March 2010

Topcats Racing were pleased to introduce two new drivers who are set to campaign a full season in the Britcar Endurance Championship for title honours. Owen O’Neill, who has signed to drive the GT3 Marcos Mantis and partnering regular team driver Henry Fletcher for the Brands Hatch race, had been competing in the TVR Challenge Championship and has also had a very successful outing in the same Marcos in the Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone in 2008.

Raphael Fiorentino, Autosport’s rated top 5 club racer, who raced with the team in the season finale last year, will partner Neil Huggins who has graduated from the GT3 into the GT2 Marcos Mantis.

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