Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed
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Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection’ Powell and Pulling go Radical

Cool automotive: Breck’s Jagermeister Capri

There have been loads of distinctive Fords on show at Ford Energy Reside at Manufacturers Hatch final weekend. But, amongst these racing, none turned heads fairly like Alan Breck’s muscular five-litre Mustang-engined Capri, in orange Jagermeister colors, that competed within the Modified Ford Collection.

Breck races the Capri throughout a number of classes, and over the winter he’ll soup it up much more, with a 6.Eight-litre unit including 200bhp to repair the automotive’s relative lack of straightline velocity. “It ought to be a little bit of a monster subsequent yr,” Breck grinned.

“We race it in all places, we race throughout Europe, we’ve been to Le Mans, been to Spa…”

It’s additionally simply one in all a fleet of race vehicles Breck has, all in that particular livery. “I’ve additionally acquired an outdated Eurocar V8, which can also be in the identical livery, and I’m additionally constructing a GT40, which I’m doing in the identical livery so it’s change into a little bit of a theme,” Breck famous.

“It wasn’t on function, it’s simply this automotive [the Capri] got here with it and it simply appears to be like so good.”

Uncommon sight: Shaw’s Panoz

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Gary Hawkins/Andy Mason

Alongside the multitude of Fords and Blue Oval-engined equipment in motion at Manufacturers, there was additionally one thing far rarer: a Panoz GTS.

Malcolm Shaw first gave the 1998 automotive a shakedown at Snetterton just a few months in the past and had focused an outing on the American SpeedFest in June, however as a substitute gave the Panoz a race in Kent, showing within the two Allcomers contests.

Regardless of the automotive’s 6.1-litre engine, Shaw completed final within the opener after which retired from the second race.

Radical pairing: Powell and Pulling

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Mick Walker

W Collection drivers Alice Powell and Abbi Pulling joined the Radical Problem at Donington Park final weekend and completed third in Sunday’s 45-minute endurance race with the all-new SR10.

The Britons competed within the assembly having not carried out any pre-event testing, with Pulling having by no means beforehand raced an open sportscar earlier than.

Issues in qualifying restricted Powell to at least one aborted lap and each drivers needed to full three laps behind the protection automotive forward of the race.

“I raced a Radical PR6 at Snetterton about 11 years in the past and was invited to race this automotive, so I requested if Abbi may share it,” stated Powell, who at present sits second on this yr’s W Collection standings and has coached Pulling since she moved to single-seaters.

“Abbi was doing the FIA F3 take a look at at Magny-Cours when the take a look at was provided, so we couldn’t do it.”

Ranging from the pitlane with Powell behind the wheel, they made regular progress and accomplished the podium, 14 seconds behind newly-crowned champion James Lay.

Uncommon automotive: MG Montego

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Richard Types

One in every of two authentic MG Montego estates returned to MG House owners’ Membership racing at Snetterton final weekend within the palms of Alan Forster after a protracted layoff.

REPORT: The best of the Snetterton action

Initially constructed by sequence champion Andy Campbell and Simon Byrne, the automotive returned to Byrne’s palms a few years in the past. He restored it with a Rover Okay-series engine and MG ZR working gear however a winter testing accident derailed the undertaking.

Forster took the Montego on and, with assist from Daniel Pooley, acquired it again on observe in a tribute livery to the well-known racing property, the 1994 Volvo 850 Tremendous Touring automotive.

Channelling Mansell: McEwing’s champagne slip

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Jim Moir

Caterham Academy White Group driver Tom McEwing claimed a second-place end at Knockhill on Saturday, however celebrations have been lower brief when he unintentionally smashed his bottle of champagne, which lower his hand, requiring medical consideration.

McEwing acquired three stitches in his hand and, displaying no adversarial results, channelled his embarrassment right into a successful efficiency the next day on the circuit’s reverse structure.

“I misplaced a little bit of blood on the rostrum yesterday, and on the bottle, so I didn’t wish to repeat that in the present day!” McEwing stated post-race.

“I’m fairly emotional as a result of that was fairly a tough race and I’ve not stood on the highest step of the rostrum for some time now.

“It’s good factors for the championship, the blokes on this group are so fast so it was troublesome to maintain all of them behind, however I’m actually happy.”

Valve enterprise: Morgan’s lengthy journey

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Steve Jones

An in a single day journey again to Wales helped Pete Morgan stay within the Basic Inventory Hatch championship battle at Cadwell Park.

After struggling to a distant seventh in his Ford Fiesta XR2 throughout Saturday’s opening contest, which was received by nearest rival Chris Expensive, Morgan returned house to exchange a broken valve.

“It was as flat as a pancake,” stated Morgan. “It went effectively at [the previous round at] Manufacturers Hatch, however we acquired it a bit sizzling there. I didn’t assume an excessive amount of of it till I acquired it onto the observe on Friday.”

Regardless of the repair, Morgan was seventh once more in Sunday’s race two, as Expensive completed fourth to realize additional floor within the title race with one spherical remaining.

“It is going to be good if we are able to pull it off with the identical automotive twice in a row,” added Morgan, whose son Ryan received the 2021 crown. “It is going to be arduous at Mallory.”

An extended overdue debut: Engstler at Silverstone

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Mick Walker

German touring automotive ace Franz Engstler made his Silverstone debut final weekend within the Ferrari Problem Europe, successful each Coppa Shell encounters.

Saturday’s race produced an exhilarating side-by-side battle with fellow title contender Axel Sartingen, however he then made lighter work in Sunday’s race two, easing to victory after working his manner into an early lead.

Regardless of a protracted profession, throughout which he raced within the DTM within the 1980s after which World Touring Automobiles (the place he completed third at Donington Park in 2011), Engstler had by no means visited Silverstone earlier than, so was delighted to not solely climb to the rostrum’s prime step however as he stated afterwards, “having lastly skilled the circuit’s outstanding historical past and difficult nature”.

Heirloom on observe: Everard’s Alfa

Nationwide novelties: Jagermeister Capri and W Collection' Powell and Pulling go Radical - Motor Informed

 

Photograph by: Richard Types

James Everard describes the 1966 Alfa Romeo Dash GT beforehand campaigned by his dad John as a household heirloom. It was making its second look, at Snetterton, since a full overhaul together with to its engine, which now delivers round 165bhp, gearbox, suspension and anti-roll bars.

Ranging from the again after clutch points prevented him qualifying, Everard charged to second within the opening Pre-’66 Touring Automobiles race.

“It’s completely a great deal of enjoyable,” beamed Everard. Jon Corker took over on Sunday and virtually repeated the feat, climbing to second earlier than falling again to fourth with a few moments on the ultimate lap.

Pics of the week:

Lucky Khera claimed a second Ferrari Challenge UK title as the flag flew at half-mast in tribute to the Queen at Silverstone

Fortunate Khera claimed a second Ferrari Problem UK title because the flag flew at half-mast in tribute to the Queen at Silverstone

Photograph by: Mick Walker

It all goes wrong for Hugo Cook's Mercedes at Donington Park

All of it goes incorrect for Hugo Prepare dinner’s Mercedes at Donington Park

Photograph by: Mick Walker

Another in trouble was Nick Golhar's MG at Snetterton - he emerged unscathed from this roll at Murrays

One other in hassle was Nick Golhar’s MG at Snetterton – he emerged unscathed from this roll at Murrays

Photograph by: Richard Types

Breck Capri pic by Gary Hawkins/Andy Mason




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