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MSVT Trackday Trophy at Brands Hatch with Rob Dowsett

“Yeah, I think it went alright!” Photo by Alexey Wood, Thunderwood Racing Rob Dowsett’s first race at Oulton Park back in August, where we took third place overall sharing this very car in MSVT’s Trackday Trophy, was supposed to be his toe dipped in the high-octane pool of circuit racing. One outing to get a …

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MSVT Trackday Trophy at Oulton with Rob Dowsett

“It’s really happened!” Photo by Alexey Wood, Thunderwood Racing Every driver remembers their first race, no matter how many years ago it might have been. It’s a unique experience and often represents half a lifetime of hopes, dreams, planning and anticipation finally turning to reality before your eyes. I can recall nearly every minute of …

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Race 19 – Silverstone Grand Prix Enduro

“Was it good?!” The final round of the 750MC Club Enduro Championship took us to Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit. Simply driving the GP layout is a rare privilege, doing a two-hour endurance race on it in my own car the stuff of dreams. It became a reality on October 27th 2019, with friends and family …

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Race 17 – Oulton Park Enduro

“That was wheel to wheel!” Buoyed by the success of a comeback race at Donington Park, the following weekend brought our return to the Club Enduro Championship at Oulton Park. This is a beautiful but deeply challenging circuit for both car and driver – not only are few of the corners straightforward, nor are the …

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Race 16 – Donington Park with Iain Thornton

We are back.¬†After six weeks the stricken E36 returned home from the bodyshop, and she’d never looked so good. It was remarkable how well such serious damage had been repaired, everything looked straight and fit perfectly. The only downside was that the new paint finish was so good, it made the rest of the car …

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Race 15 – Croft Enduro

“I suppose we did well to get this far..” Trackside photography kindly provided by Mick Palmer of Motor Racing UK Magazine The next round of the Club Enduro Championship took us to Croft, a less well-known circuit 195 miles away near Darlington. I vaguely recalled the layout from playing TOCA 2 in the early 00s, …

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Race 14 – Donington Park Enduro

“It’s getting a bit serious now, isn’t it?!” This is the big one – the opening round of the 2019 Club Enduro Championship. We plan to contest every one of the eight races organised by 750 Motor Club, spanning the biggest circuits in the UK and even further – to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. …

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Race 13 – Brands Hatch with Alex Baldwin

It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye… After a long winter of work and upgrades on the 328i, the 750 Motor Club’s 2019 racing season finally kicked off at Brands Hatch in April. This first meeting came with a difference – it would mark the debut of Alex Baldwin, shooting the “Dream …

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Races 11 & 12 – The Endurance Debut

Where to even begin with this one?! October brought Snetterton, scene of the finale of our racing season with 750 Motor Club, and our most ambitious meeting yet. Rather than testing a couple of weeks in advance¬† then competing in Roadsports on one day, we booked ourselves a three-day extravaganza: testing on Friday, 45-minute Roadsports …

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Races 9 & 10 – Donington Park

It’s funny how events line up. Two weeks after my 24hr racing debut came my first sprint races! This car and I had only ever done 45-minute races in 750 Motor Club’s Roadsports series, but now we came to Donington Park for a new experience. Neil McDonald of Automac, one of the very few who’ve …

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