The Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 driven by Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris and with Pirelli P Zero DHD tyres won the two-hour race at Rockingham in round two of the British GT Championship. Supplied with DH tyres, the Ginetta G55 of Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton won in the GT4 class – at 17 they represent the youngest pairing to ever win in British GT.
Pirelli will supply its P Zero to the 30 supercars of the British GT Championship grid at Rockingham for round two of the 2017 season. The two-hour endurance race takes place at the newest track on the British GT calendar, with the Northamptonshire circuit’s American-style banked oval providing a notable feature in the 1.94-mile International Super Sportscar Circuit layout. The oval forms the first corner, banked at seven degrees, after which comes a heavy braking zone onto a twisty infield section where tyres have to withstand continual braking and traction energy.
Pirelli’s exclusive supply deal with the British GT Championship enters its second round on the high-speed banked oval and twisty infield of Northamptonshire’s Rockingham circuit on 30-31 April. Record-breaking lap times were set on the new P Zero rubber at the season’s curtain-raiser at Brands Hatch, with Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam claiming victory and an early GT3 championship lead in their TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Competition was fiercer, with Bentley, Lamborghini and BMW making it four different manufacturers in the top four in the race.
Lancaster Insurance has become an official Guinness World Records title holder for the largest parade of MGs. The parade took place on Saturday, 11 April at Rockingham Circuit in Corby, Northamptonshire, where 144 MG owners and lovers united to take part in a world first.
Lancaster Insurance will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the “largest parade of MGs” with the help of the MG Owners’ Club (MGOC). Taking place on Saturday 11 April at Rockingham Circuit in Corby, Northamptonshire; all MG owners and lovers are being encouraged to unite and get involved in what will be a world first. To set a new World Record there must be more than 100 cars in the parade.
Kumho staged a UK launch for its updated product range at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Dubbed the ‘Kumho Experience’, the manufacturer’s UK marketing director John Thrupp introduced the day long event, which allowed Kumho’s national network of dealers and media guests to sample the performance characteristics of such tyres as the Solus HS51 premium tyre, which became available in the last quarter of 2013.
Cooper Tire Europe will begin its 2014 motorsport activities over the May bank holiday weekend, as the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship begins at Rockingham Motor Speedway. The single-seater series has produced more graduates to Formula One than any other series.