Round 1 Silverstone

Overview of Round 1 at Silverstone International Circuit, Dunlop Endurance Championship, 30th March 2019

Car 46 INGSport BMW Z4 GT3

After a long layoff, having moved our workshop and totally rebuilt "Thor", our Z4 GT3, we returned to competition in Round 1 of the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone.

We had a fantastic weekend, qualifying in P8 for Race 1 and going on to finish at P5. Race 2 was even better, managing to making it onto row 3 of the grid in P5 for the start and going on to finish 3rd. 

Congratulations to the race winners of Race 1 – Tim Gray from VR Motorsport in their Praga R1T. Then for Race 2 the race winners were – John Seale and Marcus Clutton from JMH Automotive in John’s new Lamborghini Huracan.

Full Race 1 Report here

Full Race 2 Report here

Dunlop Endurance Championship 2019- Points after Round 1

Thanks to Gordon Jackson-Hopps, Chris Valentine and Steve Jackman for the photos above and for race reports by Steve Wood.

Also, thanks to Ironman Motorsport Images and Inked Hand Images for some of the photos below.

Brands Hatch Night Race

Overview of Round 8 at Brands Hatch, Dunlop Endurance Championship, 13th November 2016

Car 46 INGSport BMW Z4 GT3

What a fantastic end to the Britcar season!

Whilst the annual trip to Brands is a long haul for most of the INGSport crew, it is always the one we look forward to the most. We have so many great memories of our Championship winning years in 2008 and 2013.

Our weekend started on Friday morning with a team chat to try and redistribute some tasks as we were missing two valuable guys, Kamil and Carlos. After the R&R's had been settled we got on with some wet weather running to "check the prep" and balance the Z. Apart from some minor issues, all was well.

A long wait till nightfall followed before we could do some nighttime running in FP,  but as always the boys found ways to keep busy. So alongside numerous cups of tea the truck was washed, the storage bays were cleaned, re packed, and all reusable tyres were cleaned off too! Eventually nightfall arrived and we could get out on track to check light settings and get a taste of the Z at night. Not something either Ian or Kevin had ever done. Conditions were very greasy and it wasn't long before the red flag was out. However the Z was showing good pace and at one point was the fastest on track. A good productive day all round.

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Preview of Round 8 at Brands Hatch, Dunlop Endurance Championship, 12/13 November 2016

The season finale of the Dunlop Endurance Championship is almost upon us! We are really looking forward to this weekend at Brands Hatch. The circuit is a firm favourite of ours and after the remarkable events at Oulton Park, we are looking forward to another challenge. And a challenge it will certainly be as this final round will see 16 endurance teams race "into the night" as a result of daylight saving.

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Overview of Round 7 at Oulton Park, Dunlop Endurance Championship, 1st October 2016

The Oulton Park trip did not start too well! Friday test proved problematic due to noise, and the day didn't get any easier when remnant damage from the Croft round showed itself. Fortunately, the guys did a great job in solving the issues and again proved that no matter the obstacles, we remain united as a team.

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Preview of Round 7 at Oulton Park, Dunlop Endurance Championship, 1st October 2016

 INGSport have had a busy summer! We hope you've all had a good one too.

We have spent time repairing and respraying the car. We also exhibited at the BMW Car Club National Festival in Gaydon in August.

Not only that but we have been thinking about what 2017 has in store for INGSport and had talks with potential sponsors for next year, and we've even squeezed in a holiday or two!

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