2018 Season Preview

2018 Preview

The 2018 season is shaping up to be yet another exciting year of racing for Breakell Racing!!

This year we will be fielding a team of three Radical SR3’s in most 750 Motor Club Bikesports events and selected OSS events.

Our driver line up for the year consists of Adrian Reynard driving his Gulf liveried SR3 in Class A, Charles Graham in the White Daytona Motorsport Liveried SR3 in Class B and our newest team member Sean Peters will be driving our Orange SR3 RSX in Class B.

Adrian will be returning for another year with us to compete in the Bikesports championship and selected rounds of the OSS championship. Adrian is a very experienced driver with multiple race and championship wins achieved in his longing racing career including The European F2000 Championship in 1970’s, and the 750MC Bikesports Championship in 2015 to name a few.

Adrian is an extremely experienced and quick driver who if gets to the front of the pack stays there. Adrian will be one to watch this year.

Charles will be returning to race with us in the Bikesports and OSS races this year also. Charles made some real progress last year with a consistent progression of speed race by race. Class wins in class B last year where a highlight and we are sure Charles will be back on the pace for 2018.

Sean is our newest racer to join the team. Sean has a lot of experience racing in the MG car club in various models of car. Sean is a new comer to Radical racing and we are really excited to help with his progression from Radical newbie to a seasoned slicks and wings racer.

Breakell Racing will also be back racing at the Nurburgring for another year this year. James Breakell will be racing in the VLN championship again for WS Racing. This time out James will be driving a Porsche Cayman GT4 car in class SP6 which is an upgrade from the Opel Astra OPC Cup Car of last year. James is ready for this new challenge on the most demanding track in the world.

Breakell Racing hope to take on the Birkett 6hr relay race for another year in October. All going well we will field a team of 4 cars to compete in this epic event which always proves to be a challenge of vehicle reliability and driver stamina. We will post further news about this event as the preparations for it unfold later in the year.

In summary 2018 looks to be another exciting and challenging season. Let’s see how it unfolds.

2017 Season review – Another great year

Bikesports

Breakell Racing competed in the 750MC Bikesports championship again for another year. 2017 saw us compete with 3 cars for the season. Our driver line up consisted of Adrian Reynard in his SR3 RS (Class A), Phil Knibb in the Breakell Racing Orange Radical SR3 RSX (Class A), and Charles Graham in his Radical SR3 RS (Class B).

Good results across the board for all drivers in all races. Adrian Reynard had an overall race win at Brands Hatch mid-season as well as a number of class podium finishes at other circuits proving he is still a force to be reckoned with on track. 

Phil Knibb drove the Breakell Racing Radical SR3 RSX in the first few Bikesports race meetings of the 2017 season in defence of his 2016 overall championship win.

Phil kept up his usual style of quick qualifying laps putting our SR3 on the front row for the majority of starting grids and collected good results in most races. Phil’s results included class podiums at Donington, Silverstone National, two class wins at Anglesey and 2nd overall finishes in both races at Silverstone National.

Charles Graham drove well all year with a steady progression of good results over the year. The Silverstone International race meeting was a highlight with Charles finishing 1st in class B in race 1 which was an amazing result.

At the Anglesey Bikesports race meeting F3 Cup Driver and Stunt man Wade Eastwood joined Charles to race in the Bikesports races. The pair would do a race a piece in the car. Wade won the Bikesports race 1 out right and Charles drove a stunning drive in race 2 to finish 6th in class B.

Later on in the year renowned racer and Rock Star Neil Primrose joined Breakell Racing for the Silverstone international round of the Bikesports Championship. Neil drove our Orange SR3 RSX in both races to finish 4th in Class and 4th overall in race 1.

We also competed in one round of the OSS championship in 2017 at Silverstone with Guest driver James Abbott.

James is an extremely experienced Radical racer who has driven nearly every model of Radical competitively over the years in his previous roll as Radical Development driver.

James Drove really well in all races and drove our Orange SR3 RSX to Class podiums in all races.

Birkett 2017

In 2017 Breakell Racing competed in the Birkett 6hr relay race at Silverstone GP circuit. This year we fielded our own team called Breakell Racing Heroes. The driver line up for this event consisted of 2017 Bikesports Champion Sefano Leaney, 2010/2011 Bikesports Champion Richard Stables & Son Joe Stables, and Bikesports Competitors Charles Graham and Julian Caldwell.

Our race got off to a great start for us with Stefano taking an early lead and by the end of the first hour we had a 30 second advantage over the rest of the competition. Hour’s two and three we maintained the lead of the race until mechanical failures on Julian’s and Richards cars put us down to 3rd overall on the round. The rest of the race turned into damage control as we fought our way back to 2nd place. Joe Stables drove a really impressive final stint to secure us second place overall.

It was a fantastic result and another podium finish for Breakell Racing to round off the 2017 season.

VLN

In 2017 Breakell Racing raced in the VLN championship for another year. James Breakell drove the WS Racing Opel Astra OPC Cup car for another year in the 3rd and 6th rounds of the VLN championship.

James drove in the VLN3 4 hour race with co-drivers Mario Handrick, and Philip Schauerte and in VLN6 with co- driver Thorsten Willems

Both races were epic and all drivers drove fantastic stints.

In VLN 3 we managed a Class win which was a fantastic achievement and in VLN6 we finished 2nd in class.

Two excellent results for the guys and more podium finishes for Breakell Racing to round off a good year.

 

Adrian’s In

Experienced Sportscar Racer and founder of Reynard Motorsport, Adrian Reynard will be joining Phil Knibb in the Bikesports championship for another year in 2017.

Breakell Racing will be maintaining and preparing Adrian’s Radical SR3 RS for the duration of the season.

With Adrian and Phil lining up on the grid together this year the competition in the Bikesports championship will reach a new level.

Phil’s Back!!

Phil Knibb will join our driver line up for 2017.

Phil will be defending his 2016 Bikesports Championship title in the Breakell Racing Radical SR3 RSX this year.

Phil will also be driving in selected rounds of the Supercar Challenge GT and Proto Championship with fellow drivers James Breakell, and Neil Primrose.

2017 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year.

Breakell Racing's Efforts Pay off

Congratulations to Phil Knibb 2016 ROC Bikesports Champion.

Breakell Racing Bikesports Champions once again.

This year Breakell Racing have been providing race preparation and trackside technical support to Phil Knibb who is driving the Track Time Solutions White Radical SR3 (#90) (www.tracktimesolutions.com).

Phil’s driving has been superb this year and with the correct setup supplied by Breakell Racing on the car he has managed to win the 750 Motor Club ROC Bikesports championship for 2016.

2016 was a tough season and at times the odds stacked against us to get the car across the finish line seemed to get ever greater but after a lot of hard work and endless perseverance we managed to provide Phil with a car that he could win with.

A great team effort!

Proof that Breakell Racing is a championship winning formula on and off the track.

VLN7 03/09/16

06/09/16

Our second race meeting of the year in the VLN championship in Germany at the Nurburgring was in the VLN7 6 hour race on the 3rd of September.

James was once again behind the wheel of an Opel Astra OPC Cup car for WS-Racing alongside co-drivers Peter Ludwig (USA), and Philip Schauerte (Germany). This time James drove a double stint in the race which equated to 18 racing laps of the Nordschleife, a mammoth task in ambient temperatures that ran up to the late 20’s, Perfect conditions for racing though.

The guys qualified 4th on the grid in their class and lined up on the grid ready for the next 6 hours of hard racing.

All the drivers drove hard and fast and managed to finish 3rd in the Opel Cup class and 60th overall which out of 163 cars that started the race was a massive achievement.

Needless to say we will be back for more racing at the Nurburgring next year.

VLN3 2016

Breakell Racing’s latest trip over the Germany was to race in the VLN championship at the Nurburgring on the 14/05/16.

Again James drove and Opel Astra OPC Cup car for Team WS-Racing in the 4 hour endurance race.

Breakell Racing’s latest trip over the Germany was to race in the VLN championship at the Nurburgring on the 14/05/16.

Again James drove and Opel Astra OPC Cup car for Team WS-Racing in the 4 hour endurance race.

James shared the driving with two team mates Ralf Lammering, and Jean-Luc Behets.

The guys had a good qualifying session and qualified 118th on a grid of 155 other cars which was also 3rd in class.

Unfortunately due to a last minute fuel pump failure after qualifying the team had to start the race from the pit lane as it took too long to change the pump.

James was out first and made up a few places. James drove a consistent stint keeping his lap times within a few seconds of each other to climb further up the field.

After 80 minutes in the car and 8 laps of the Nordschleife later it was time for Ralf to take over.

Ralf managed to continue the good pace throughout his stint despite a number of yellow flag and code 60 areas created by other cars crashing out of the race.

After Ralf, Jean-Luc took over and managed to set some quick lap times in his stint with a clearer track.

After 4hours racing the team managed to finish 5th in class narrowly missing out on 4th by 6 seconds.

All the drivers and the team made a cracking effort all weekend. Another brilliant trip to the Ring.

 

Exciting VLN Racing News

 

For the fourth season running Breakell Racing are going to race at the Nurburgring in the VLN Championship.

We have committed to 2 races were we will drive an Opel Astra OPC Cup car with our friends at WS-Racing.

We will compete in VLN3 4 hour race in May and the epic VLN7 6 hour race in September.

 

We also have plans to race with team Wikispeed in their BMW Z4M Coupe later in the year.

 

2016 Race dates confirmation

Over the past weeks Breakell Racing have been deliberating which races we can compete in this year.

Finally we have managed to make a few plans.

We will be competing in selected rounds of the 750 Motor Club Bikesports championship as we have in past years, and we are committed to racing in the VLN championship in Germany for a fourth season.

We are also looking at trying the squeeze in a round or two in the Supercar Challenge and the new Britcar Prototype championship although this will be decided on later in the year.

 

We are full steam ahead rebuilding our Latest Radical race car and hope to be ready to compete again in June.

 

Exciting times ahead……………

2015 750 Motor club Birkett

24/10/15

Breakell Racing attended the 2015 750 Motor club Birkett 6 hour relay race at Silverstone. This time we weren’t competing but we were there supporting Bailey Brothers racing who were there to defend their race wins from the past two previous years.

Our team name for the day was “Third Time Lucky” and consisted of Radical racers Aaron and Lee Bailey (Radical SR3), Brian Murphy (Radical SR3), John Macleod (Radical SR3), and Doug Carter (Radical PR6).

The race got off to a very wet start with Aaron taking the first stint. One the first lap we were second behind rival team Inspires. Over the next hour the weather got worse with heavy rain and loads of standing water. Aaron was caught out and aquaplaned off the track.

Doug Carter was next up and raced out the pits to try and make up the lost time. Doug had his work cut out for him as we were down to sixth overall with the lost time.

An hour later and it was Brian Murphy’s turn to claw back the places.

By 3 hours in we were back on the top spot and running first overall.

Brian came in and John Macleod went out to do his stint with the weather not improving. John drove a good stint and as he came back in for Lee Bailey to take over the safety car came out due to a 4 car pileup and stayed out for most of Lee’s stint.

The safety car came in after around half an hour and Lee did his best to maintain the gap from the Inspires.

It came down to the last hour with Brian Murphy going out again and doing another superb stint to take the finish. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to fend off the charge from team Inspires who took the win. We came in 2nd overall 20 seconds behind the leader.

It was a truly amazing day and an epic race. The drivers did their best in horrendous conditions and the mechanics and supporters where kept busy and on the edge of their seats with the excitement.

It was an epic effort by all.

Roll on next year for more racing.