New Arrival

17/10/15

An exciting new arrival landed in the Breakell Racing camp last week in the form of a Radical SR3.

We have big plans for this car for the seasons ahead.

Future plans for the car are to compete in the Bikesports championship in Class A for starters, then when we have developed the car further we are aiming to compete in more international events with the possibility of doing some two driver endurance races on the continent.

Our Radical SR3 has already seen some good success by finishing second overall in the 2015 Radical Sprint Cup in the hands of its previous owner. We hope to continue this success in the future.

First on the list of things to do is to strip the car down over winter and give it a full rebuild and refresh. Once we have rebuilt the car and installed some upgrades we will aim to test the car early next year in time for the season ahead.

Watch this space for our progress.

2015 VLN Racing - Breakell Racing at the Nurburgring

Breakell Racing has made two trips to the Nurburgring so far this year to compete in the legendary VLN championship.

VLN 2

Our first race of the year in the VLN was back in May where James drove a BMW Z4M for Team Wikispeed. James shared the driving with 2 other team mates Christoph Hewer, and Johan Sandburg.

“The Z4 was a lovely car to drive, well balanced and powerful. It was an amazing experience to drive in the VLN with this car. The team were great and worked really hard to make sure we stayed on track and in the race” James Breakell

 

VLN 7

Our latest trip to the Nurburgring was to compete in the VLN 7 6 hour race (05/09/15)

James was driving an Opel OPC Cup car for team WS-Racing.eu.

 James shared the driving in the race with 3 other co drivers Uwe Stein, Tatjana Hanser, and Fritz Rabensteiner.

As is typical for the Eifel district the weather on race day was very changeable.

After a damp qualifying session in the morning the Start of the race was wet. Team WS-Racing car started in the second group with Fritz driving the first stint with the strategy to drive consistent laps and keep the car going through the rain.

90 minutes in and it was time for number two drive Tatjana to takeover for the second driving stint. Tatjana proceeded to driver quicker and quicker as the track dried out.

Another 90 minutes later it was James’ turn to drive. The track was now dry and James set to work setting consistent fast laps to maintain the team’s position in the race.

“It was difficult to get a consistent lap in due to all the double yellow flagged areas and faster GT3 cars coming charging through, but we did our best.” James Breakell

Finally it was Uwe’s turn to take over and bring the car home for a finish. Uwe went out and settled into a good consistent rhythm all the way to the end of the race.

“It was a good effort and a magnificent feeling to finish the 6 hour race at the Nurburgring. The little Opel ran smoothly throughout the race and was a pleasure to drive. Team WS-Racing did a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to drive for them.” James Breakell

 

750 MC Bikesports - Silverstone International 22/08/15

The fourth Bikesports race meeting of the year was held at Silverstone on the international circuit.

Unfortunately Breakell Racing wasn’t competing in this race but we were on hand to help out all day and mechanic for friends and regular Bikesports racers Aaron and Lee Bailey.

The sun was beaming doing and the weather was perfect for racing.

We had a grid of 22 cars, with regular drivers such as Tim Gray, Adrian Reynard, Gary Paterson, Tim Porter, to name a few and some non-regular drives from other championships that had come to join in the fun.

The two main manufacturers of car entered where Radical sports cars and Spire sports cars, a true dual of two great British sports car manufacturers.

Both races were exciting and there was some really close racing.

Breakell Racing rival Tim Gray won both races making Spire Sports cars triumphant on the day.

Other top finishers were Adrian Reynard who came second overall in race 2 (winning class A) in his Radical SR3 and Steven Gore Third in race 1. Second place in race 2 went to well-known auto grass racer Phil Cooper in his Radical PR6 with Third in Race 2 going to Mark Conroy.

It was a fantastic days racing and we look forward to the last two Bikesports race meetings of the year at Snetterton and Donington Park.