‘Tekkers’ from Topcats racer Gilbert in GT Cup Oulton Park

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 23-08-2016

GTCup_OultonPark-24861For motorsport enthusiasts and followers of our own racing exploits we can highly recommend viewing Motors TV’s coverage of the GT Cup race at Oulton Park in July. See the link below. Lamborghini Gallardo drivers, Neil Huggins and Jeff Wyatt were joined by Warren Gilbert in the teams Marcos Mantis GT car for the mid-season round.
Notwithstanding the catastrophic start for the lead Huracan and Ferrari cars that crashed at the first corner, claiming a handful of pursuing racers that couldn’t avoid the melee and debris and subsequent cancellation of race 1 for GT Cup, an enthralling race was enjoyed by drivers and spectators in the second race with much of that credited to Topcats race team Director Warren Gilbert.
He was locked in battle with the Bailey/Shultz Ferrari 458 almost from the start until Gilbert was able to force the Ferrari to run wide at Deer Leap and pass down the inside as the pitstop window was opening.
Effort exerted by the driver is translated through the car and it’s rather ‘on the edge’ stance.
Gilbert finished an incredible 5th overall, punching above his weight as usual against the modern machinery around him.  Both Gilbert and the Huggins/Wyatt duo in the Lamborghini came 2nd in their respective classes.
Our next round of GT Cup will be at Silverstone GP Circuit on 10/11th September. We welcome supporters of the team so if you would like tickets to come and watch the racing and wave the metaphorical Topcats flag, then be our guest!!
Please contact Charlotte Gilbert by email at charlotte@topcatsracing.com.
Enjoy the race here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCWZtSjTvBs&feature=youtu.be

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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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