TITLE WINNERS CELEBRATE AT MX-5 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

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Tom Roche receives his Mk1 Championship trophy from special guest Paul O'Neill - Photo: Jon Elsey

This past Saturday, the good and the great from our pair of Mazda MX-5 championships descended on the Radisson Blu Hotel near East Midlands Airport and Donington Park for the annual awards dinner dance, dubbed this year as the Night of Champions.

Over 130 guests were in attendance featuring a mix of drivers, their families and both team and BRSCC Club personnel. Also making an appearance was the special guest for the evening, ex-BTCC driver turned part-time SuperCup racer Paul O’Neill who graciously gave a few words of praise and support for both championships, as well as assisting in handing out the awards to our championships.

Of course, the 2016 Mk1 champion Tom Roche was present on the night to receive his championship trophy, along with a special framed photo of his bright green #125 Blendini MX-5, the car that took him to a unbelievable 16 race victories out of the 19 rounds in the 2016 season, along with a multitude of pole positions and fastest laps. Simon Baldwin and Michael Fisk were also there on the night to collect trophies for 2nd and 3rd place in the overall points standings.

Baldwin would be up on stage shortly afterwards, as he was crowned as the year’s Masters champion for the Mk1 Championship, a sub-series designed for more mature and experienced competitors alongside the main points table. Clive Powles collected 2nd place, while Paul Tucker’s son James would receive the 3rd place trophy on his behalf as Paul was unable to attend on the night.

The evening was compered by BRSCC’s Media & Marketing Executive Scott Woodwiss, who also fronted most of the Championship & SuperCup’s TV coverage as its presenter. While the provisional calendar for next year was unable to be ready in time to be announced on this occasion, it is close to completion and will be unveiled within the next couple of weeks, so hold tight!

A massive thanks goes to all who made the 2016 season a truly memorable one for the history books. Here’s to 2017 where we look forward to even bigger and better things – be sure to come talk to us at the Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham on January 12-15 2017 to find out how you can join next year’s grid!

Next Race

The 2018 calendar will be announced shortly.

Last Race

Donington Park 14th - 15th Oct 2017

Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Will Blackwell-Chambers 2218 2044
2 Oliver Allwood 2130 2000
3 Joshua Jackson 2168 1976