Brands Hatch GP
The Brands Hatch GP meeting on 20/21 August is shaping up to be a major
feature of the Monoposto Racing Club’s 2011 calendar. It will be
the club’s first event for many years at the challenging Brands
GP venue, and full grids for both races are anticipated, with the addition
of the MSV F3 Cup running alongside the usual Monoposto Championship classes.
There are three important notices about the weekend:
Ray Dackombe Memorial Trophy
Monoposto Championship Round 9 (ie Saturday’s event) at the Brands
GP meeting has been nominated for the 2011 Ray Dackombe Memorial Trophy.
Ray Dackombe very sadly died in 2008. He was a longstanding and key Member
of the Club. His abilities as Paddock Co-ordinator on Race Days contributed
in many ways to the Club’s success, and to everyone’s enjoyment
of the racing.
The Ray Dackombe Memorial is a racing Trophy so is awarded for performance
on track. The criteria will be standard “class” points which
will be awarded for both qualifying and race positions, plus for fastest
in class race laps in the Monoposto Championship races on Saturday 20th
August. Cars running in the MSV F3 Cup are not eligible. Points will be
added up for each Monoposto class and the driver with the most points
will be awarded the Trophy. Ties will be decided in favour of class wins/poles
and if still tied, awarded to the leading point scorer of the largest
class. This is one of the most prestigious Trophies awarded each year
by the Club, and with such a large entry competition is going to be intense.
The Brands GP circuit meeting will host the Monoposto BBQ, catered this
year by by MSV, and held at the Brands Hatch Kentagon, starting at 6.30
pm on Saturday 20th August. All Monoposto and MSV F3 Cup drivers, team
members, officials and guests are welcome. The menu will consist of chicken,
sausage, jacket potato, coleslaw (with a vegetarian alternative to the
meat items). This is always an enjoyable social event, and we hope as
many people as possible will come along. Tickets cost £7.50 each
use the attached form (click) to order these in advance.
Baking Grand Prix
Many people think (alright - David Parkinson thinks…)
that the major feature of the weekend will be the…
Monoposto Baking Grand Prix.
This already-legendary competition (click
here for last years) will be held on Saturday 20th August. Entrants
for the stomach-churningly exciting contest should bring their entries
– in the form of any item of food which they have baked themselves
– to the Monoposto Hospitality Awning in the Paddock before 2.00pm
on the Saturday, where Sarah Harvey will arrange the Judging. As last
year this will be done “blind” by the allegedly experienced
and arguably incorruptible Monoposto Baking GP Judges Team.
Entry is free and anyone foolish enough to be associated with Monoposto
or MSV F3 Cup racing is eligible to compete. Entrants should also come
along to the BBQ where (hopefully) the entries can be sampled by everyone,
and a magnificent(ish) Trophy will be presented to the intrepid winner.
See you at Brands!
Pictures from the 2010 Baking GP