Next weekend sees the return of the Ferrari Club Competizione Weekend this year taking place at Anglesey Circuit hosted by the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain and we are extremely delighted to have been offered an opportunity once again to run rounds 5 and 6 of the HITEK Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo championship as part of the weekend’s programme of sporting activities. For the first time the track action features the 2.1 mile International Circuit on Saturday, with the Sunday action taking place on the familiar 1.55 mile Coastal Circuit.
Leading the championship after the first four races at Silverstone and Croft is four time champion Tom Hill in his Revs Italia supported Alfa GT V6, with former champion Andrew Bourke only 2 points adrift in second in his Bianco Motorsports supported 156 Twin spark and Graham Seager in his Revs Italia supported 147 GTA only a further 8 points adrift. Just outside the top three is Scott Austin who is unfortunately unable to race this weekend and therefore will fall away from the leading trio after a strong start to the season in his ex Vincent Dubois modified 156. George Osborne will be making his first appearance of the season in his iconic 75, this time in the Modified class rather than the V6 class.
In the V6 class, Tom Hill and Graham Seager are joined by regular competitors Andy Inman in his Revs Italia 156 GTA, Gabrielle Iaccarino in his now familiar but rebuilt black GT V6 after his unfortunate off at Croft and Dave Messenger returning to the fray in his Darnells Engineering 156 after missing the action at Croft.
The Power Trophy has been fairly devoid of entries so far so we are delighted to have newcomer Gary Holman out in his Alfa 33 for his first race and we warmly welcome Gary to the Alfa paddock. The car has a 16v Brunswick engine with an Omex ecu and coil pack, AHM springs and Koni dampers. Gary says that it is fairly standard with around 150 bhp.
Joining Andrew in a competitive twin spark field are season regulars Jon Billingsley in his Bianco Motorsports supported 147, James and Richard Ford in their familiar 156s and Robin Hall also in his 156. Andy Winterton is making his second appearance of the season in his ex Dave Messenger 156.
On the Coastal circuit, Neil Smith’s lap record time of 1:15.33 is the quickest overall time, with Paul Webster and Tom Hill holding the V6 and Twin Spark lap records respectively. Lap records have yet to be established on the International Circuit.
Thanks go to the 750 Motor Club, the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain and Anglesey circuit for making it possible to race alongside the Ferraris this weekend and participate in and contribute to what we hope will be a very successful and enjoyable weekend.
Thanks also go to all our sponsors, HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd, Yokohama tyres, Black n Rounds, Axis Shift and the Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK for their support of this year’s championship.