2015, 750 motor club, brands hatch, championship, first round, formula vee, hrx racewear, live timing, prescott hillclimb, top drivers, UK
First round of the UK Formula Vee Championship
The UK Formula Vee championship kicks off tomorrow at Brands Hatch!
Unfortunately, I’m not going to be there…
Glenn’s had the heads off the Sheane, and they look fine, so we’re expecting to find ‘problems’ with the crank. Especially as it’s still seized solid.
I shall know more shortly, and try to get pics/vids and stuff, and of course keep everyone updated.
We’ll get out there testing as soon as possible, and have a bit of support from a company who sell action cameras and lots of tech malarkey – there will be far more on this soon, and I’ll do a full blog on camera mounting and what cameras we’ll be using to capture all the action this year.
In the meantime, Brands Hatch should be fantastic!
Paul Smith will be hungry to get some results this year, especially with Martin Farmer not currently planning any Vee races as he concentrates on his excellent HRX racewear brand (seriously, check them out if you’re after a new suit etc).
The usual contenders – Buxton, Belsey, Gant, Pitchford, Probert, Ough, Jordan, Taylor – will all be out this year, and all in for a shout of at least a podium.
Ben Miloudi is still sunning himself in the Bahamas but might fly back for Silverstone, as all those beaches must get boring.
Craig Pollard is bound to be a contender again – especially if it rains!
However, my money for the championship this year is on James Harridge.
The Maverick chassis seems excellent, and was only crippled by the withheld secrets of Formula Vee engines. They’ve put their aspirations of building their own engines on hold and got a lump in there which may not be the greatest on the grid, but should be enough to see James on the top step. Maybe even at Brands Hatch.
I’m sure there will be a few rookies making a surprising entrance into the championship *waves frantically whilst trying to look nonchalent*, and some of the other drivers may make that leap to the front pack.
As ever, there will be live timing of qualifying and races online:
Motors TV will be filming at all the rounds (as far as I know), and so it looks like yet another cracking season is about to take off thanks to 750 Motor Club.
I’m going to be glued to the live timing, but my body will be at Prescott Hillclimb this weekend to have a look at something different for the first time.
I’ll probably do a write-up of that, but if you’re anywhere near Brands, get yourself down there for the best motor racing action in the UK this weekend!
Hopefully I’ll be joining them out there soon!
Who’s your money on for this year?
Amazing blog mate.
I’m 29, would have loved to have done motorsport of any type all my life but both my parents and then me didn’t have those kind of finances. I’ll hopefully be in a position to get in to the sport as an oldie via formula vee within a year or two.
People like yourself documenting their experience is extremely reassuring (and pride saving!) to potential new entrants, as we know we’re not going to be surrounded by just children!
Your blog is so well written I can feel your excitement and disappointment as if they were my own. I know I’m a complete stranger, but keep up the great work – I’ll be using this blog as a guide for sure!
Thanks for the comment – WordPress didn’t let me know I’d had any replies, so sorry for the delay!
Glad you’re liking the content here! I’ve found a lot of the drivers, although very friendly at the circuit, don’t want to actually tell you about the important stuff that crops up! I’m hoping to give you (almost) everything from an inside view.
We’ll be missing round 2 at Croft this weekend, but we have now had the engine apart and it’s not too bad (I’ll do a full blog on that shortly), so we should be on course for the next round!
Give me a poke if you want to come along to any rounds and I’ll be happy to chat to you inbetween panic attacks! 😀