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Superb Snetterton

The Mini 7 Racing Club’s visit to East Anglia in mid-April produced another sizzling weekend of action, with four superb races in glorious conditions on Snetterton’s longer 300 circuit The form book was well and truly set in the opening Se7en/S-Class race on Saturday afternoon, with polesitter Mike Jordan making it three-from-three ahead of Connor O’Brien and Joe Thompson. Having rolled out of the lead in the previous Silverstone round, Spencer Wanstall was back in the hunt in a... Read More

STARTLING SILVERSTONE

A brand new season of Mini racing kicked off at Silverstone in late March, with four terrific races streamed live to huge online audiences. Packed grids and non-stop action were highlights of the opening Mini racing weekend at Silverstone on 26-27 March, rounds 1 & 2 in both the main Dunlop ‘National’ and also ‘0-Plate’ Winter Challenges. Following Saturday qualifying in near-summertime conditions, Sunday morning was rather grey and cooler for the first Miglia/Libre race, but... Read More

Silverstone season opener – 26/27 March

Two weeks on from the opening event of the 2022 season, the British Automobile Racing Club is back at Silverstone for another action-packed weekend – this time around the International layout of the Northamptonshire venue. We'll be joining the Classic Touring Car Racing Club with four high octane Mini races, rounds one and two of the 2022 championship. Tickets are available from £16 and can be purchased in advance from the Silverstone tickets store. Schedule Saturday will feature... Read More

10 top tips to save money this season

Motorsport is inherently expensive, it always has been, but since 1966 we’ve been proudly flying the flag for affordability. The cost of race entry fees, new tyres, engine builds, safety gear and purchasing a car is inevitable. However, we’re fortunate to have bumper grids of cars, reducing the cost to drivers, as circuits typically charge per minute of race time, regardless of the number of entries. For tyres we’re lucky to be supported by our long-term friends at Dunlop, making... Read More

Mini Se7en for sale

Looking to join us this year but don't have your car ready yet? Adam Gould is selling his JPS-inspired Mini Se7en and all the bits. The car was previously campaigned by Leon Wightman to good success, and is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to race in our original race series, going strong since 1966. The advert: "Mini Se7en 998cc complete package ready to race in 2022! Engine just rebuilt with new rings and dyno'd (Dyno sheet available). Car mechanically sound and... Read More

Three M7RC drivers make Autosport top 50!

Congratulations to Michael Winkworth, Andrew Jordan and Endaf Owens for making the top 50 in Autosport's 2021 National Driver Rankings. The rankings are based upon the number of wins a driver has taken during the season with each victory treated equally, regardless of the category. Michael took 12 S-Class wins to finish 21st in the UK, Andrew 26th and Endaf in 48th, both of whom also compete in historic classes. Click here to see the full list.

0-plate Winter Challenge points

Congratulations to our confirmed 2021 Mini 7 Racing Club Winter Champions - Endaf Owens, Peter Hills, Jeff Smith and Ryan Taylor. The Mini Miglia and Mini Se7en winners are eligible to run the '0' plate in 2022, putting them top of all entry lists. For 2022 we are expanding our Winter series to seven rounds, where points gained in the first four races of the National Championship (Silverstone and Snetterton) will also count towards the Winter points. The final showdown will take place at... Read More

Awards Night – January 22nd

Since the announcement of the forthcoming annual end-of-season Awards evening in the last issue of Pit & Paddock, sales of tickets have been rapidly taking off. With the cancellation of the end-of-season 2020 event that was due to be held back in January this year, there is a clear sense that this time around the Club and its members have a lot of socialising to catch up on! Be sure to book your place at the dinner table and a room for the night as soon as possible, as the evening is... Read More

AGM – 22nd January

On January 22nd we will have our annual technical meeting / annual general meeting at the Annual Trophy Awards. The ATD / AGM will start at 1pm and close at 4pm without fail. The venue - Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel. This is the annual opportunity for all members to put forward any proposals for changes, be they sporting or technical regulation changes. Sporting regulation changes, for example, reversing the reverse grid regulation (sorry, could not resist the punnery), if approved, can be... Read More

Provisional champions and a provisional 2022 calendar

Many provisional updates for you, as we're delighted to announce our provisional series champions following the national season finale at Donington Park. Congratulations to; Andrew Jordan, 2021 Mini Miglia champion Jeff Smith, 2021 Mini Se7en champion Michael Winkworth, 2021 Mini Se7en S-Class champion Peter Crewes, 2021 Mini Libre champion In other news, we have a calendar loosely in place for 2022, and it's going to be another fantastic season. 26-27 March,... Read More