How much does it cost? Part 2 – Gearing Up

As with any sport, you can only participate in motorsport if you have the right kit. Getting kitted out is costly but necessary, so you’ll need to budget for racewear and safety devices as part of the cost of your first season of racing. This article will give you a good idea of what to expect, but also how to buy smart and get the best deal. The Kit List Racewear falls into 3 categories: the head & neck, the…

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How much does it cost? Part 1 – Obtaining your license

This series of blogs looks at the cost of going motor racing. Motorsport is an expensive hobby, but the exact costs are sometimes hard to come by. I hope to be able to help drivers who are new to racing understand exactly what they’re letting themselves in for, by providing a detailed breakdown of costs. This first instalment looks at what you can expect to spend just to get yourself qualified to race. Before you go racing, you’ll need to…

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The Winter Rebuild

With the start of the 2019 season fast approaching, our car prep partners have been hard at work updating the race car and installing new components. It’s nearly 3 months since the car last hit the track at Donington and came back sporting a bag of broken bits and an under-powered engine. Our pre-season testing schedule gets underway this weekend with a return to the scene of the crime, and the last week has witnessed some frantic work to get…

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Avalon Motorsport Announce Partnership with Big Little Adventures

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with freelance videographers Big Little Adventures over the course of the 2019 season to bring our fans and readers exciting behind-the-scenes footage of race weekends and other team-related events. Big Little Adventures are best known for their dramatic drone footage of incredible areas of natural beauty, such as Snowdonia. Founder Tom Pearson is something of a globetrotter and has gained a following vlogging about his travels, documenting his experiences with…

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How Competitive Karting Helped Me Prepare for Racing

Karting is a well-established starting point for most people looking to get into motorsport. But there’s a big difference between just frequently racing karts, and competing in a structured championship. You learn far more doing the latter than you realise. This blog looks at the benefits. What To Look For First of all, let’s be clear about what I mean by a “structured championship”. You should be looking for a club or venue that runs a series of organised races,…

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2019 Calendar Revealed

We recently got our first look at the 2019 calendar for the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship. As last year, it features 24 races across 8 circuits, with the season starting in March and finishing in October. But there’s been a few key changes from last year’s calendar, so let’s take a look at them. The biggest change is the addition of Pembrey to the calendar in place of Rockingham. Pembrey is a circuit I know absolutely nothing about, so that’ll…

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First Shakedown Run of the New Car

Earlier this month, drivers Toby Owen and James Burling got to drive the team’s new MX-5 race car for the first time. The first shakedown run was at Donington Park, a well-known circuit that would provide a good test of all attributes of the car. Report by Toby Owen So, after laying all of the ground work for a tilt at the 2019 MX-5 Championship and acquiring an old race car, it was time to finally get behind the wheel!…

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