NEW DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 2018 GT CUP

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main, Racing News | Posted on 13-04-2018

 

IMG_1232Topcats Racing are delighted to announce that they will be running an exciting new driver and car line up for the 2018 GT Cup.

2017 GT Cup GTA Class co-contenders Mick Mercer and Gary Smith are rejoining the team with their Ginetta G55. However, Mercer will be joining in a managerial capacity and has handed his seat to a deserving young driver, 21 year old James Reveler.

Having successfully learnt his craft in kart championships in his junior years earning several championship titles, focus on his racing career soon moved to F4 but inexperience from both the team and driver made it a difficult transition despite regularly fighting within the top 10. When the series was upscaled to the British F3 Championship the bigger budget meant Reveler couldn’t follow suit.

IMG_1237Reveler made his debut in GT Cup at the last 2 meetings in 2017 where he secured two second places at Donington after being out of racing for 2 years and with no testing! … then 3rd, but due to a track limits infringement and a technicality with the safety car he lost that place, having made up the penalty difference. That was followed by 4th places at Snetterton.

The team hope that this opportunity will give Reveler the foothold he needs having realised his aspirations lay within the GT racing scene.

Reveler will be supported by main sponsor JG Wealth along with Clearview Mortgage Services, Duncan Phillips and The Lawson Practice.

The Ginetta G55 has been rebuilt over the Winter by Topcats Racing and is in the stages of fine tuning and the addition of sponsorship livery ready for testing next Friday before the race. The team have one of the longest GT Endurance racing credentials in the UK. Last year, together with owner driver Neil Huggins in his Lamborghini Gallardo they won the GT Cup GTB Championship and 3rd with their Marcos Mantis GT car which will also be competing again this year.

As always the team will provide all the skill, resources and knowledge to capitalise on such a strong, young and exciting driver line up. We hope that we can give James Reveler and Gary Smith every chance to win the championship this year.

The first round of the GT Cup is on 21st/22nd April at Donington Park.

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Topcats Racing team driver Steve Glynn wins Britcar Trophy Championship 2015!

Posted by | Posted in Britcar Post Race Reports, Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 05-10-2015

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Britcar Trophy Champion Steve Glynn

Britcar Trophy Champion Steve Glynn

Topcats Racing are pleased to announce that their team driver Steve Glynn won the Britcar Trophy Championship at the final race of the season at Thruxton on Saturday in the TVR Sagaris.

Topcats Racing took over the running and preparation of the car before the start of this season with an overhaul and converting from LS3 to LS7 power ready to mount a serious challenge for the championship.

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Picture courtesy of Peter Blake

At the last race of the season , Glynn was on top form despite impending operations on damaged shoulder muscles! Wrestling a car with 500+hp and no power steering around Britain’s fastest and bumpiest circuit singled him out as this year’s deserving champion.

Podium for race 2

Podium for race 2

Glynn finished 5th overall in race one after suffering a tyre blow at 150mph putting paid to his chances of a win but an outright win in race two only served to prove his status.

Glynn will have revelled too in the fact that he beat his two Topcats Racing team owners Charlotte and Warren Gilbert sharing a car each with Jon Harrison and Rob Wilson respectively in their sister Marcos Mantis GT cars in the same class.

Duo, Gilbert and Harrison (car 54) failed to finish race one with a broken output shaft before Gilbert could to take over from Harrison.

Warren Gilbert leads

Warren Gilbert leads

Gilbert and Wilson in the sister car (60) were on point and finished second overall to the Class 1 Riley Daytona Prototype.

With Charlotte Gilbert starting race 2 from the back of the grid following race 1’s DNF, she made a great start managing to make her way back up to 3rd overall in time to hand over to Jon Harrison who maintained position to the chequered flag.

Warren Gilbert started from P2 on the grid behind the Riley, determined to pass the Riley for leading glory, maintained the lead for a lap and a half only to half spin at Noble, lose 3 places, regather and repass to catch back up with the Riley.

Wilson and Gilbert Race 1

Wilson and Gilbert Race 1

The Riley soon retired and Gilbert found himself leading the race as he pitted to hand over to Wilson. Wilson’s run didn’t last long as he too suffered a puncture dropping them down the board to finish 4th overall.

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Rising stars return from the land of the rising sun

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 30-08-2011

Last years 24hr squad

Topcats Racing are delighted to announce that their Japanese driver squad from last year’s Britcar 24hr race will be making a very welcome return to the team to challenge for the coveted title this year.

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