CLUB100 2021 LAUNCHES DECEMBER 7!
UPDATED 23 December 2020: Updates to postpone all scheduled events in January and February, with a revised plan to start our season in March.
Well, what a year 2020 has been so far! A year to forget for most of us I’m sure for all the obvious reasons.
Going into and during lock down back in March, like all small business owners I was filled with dread and concern wondering if we would survive as a company. However, with the support of our government and Motorsport UK, the governing body for our sport, it became clear that we were going to be ok. Certainly in the short term.
The biggest support I have to say though came from you, our customers. I was nothing short of amazed and somewhat humbled at the overwhelming support you have given during the uncertainties this year has delivered.
My sincere thanks go out to each and every one of you that has kept our grids super healthy since the re-start of our racing calendar in July. Not forgetting the maximum entries we received for our 2 test days in June. Thank you.
Below are the provisional calendars for each championship. You will notice that Rd 2 for our Endurance, SP60 and Sprint is still not confirmed. It will be either Shenington or Llandow. I should be in a position to let you know over the next few weeks.
Here are our plans for next year –
As part of our normal rolling programme of renewal Club100 Racing Ltd placed an order with BirelART srl at the beginning of August for a brand new fleet of 43 karts for 2021. I’ve just learnt from my friends Andy Cox & Ronni Sala that construction has begun in October, ready for delivery to Club100 HQ in December.
Our relationship with BirelART is long; we’ve been ordering our karts from Lissone in Italy since 2005. This will be our 6th fleet; their support and the quality and consistency of their product is unsurpassed; and with the support of BirelART UK and ACR, in Bromsgrove, after careful consideration each time, there was no other decision to make. BirelART are the best in the business.
We will be racing brand new BirelART karts again in 2021.
The Rotax Engines will be re-built and fully serviced, which shall include a number of replacement components such as pistons, bearings, balance shafts etc.
We shall be continuing with the Kelgate brake system, which will be fully serviced to include caliper re-builds and pistons replaced as new.
You may or may not have heard that Bridgestone have announced the discontinuation of the YDS tyre in 2022. With this in mind we have already begun testing a number of alternatives. The decision is not yet final whether we will be staying with the YDS next year or switching to another manufacturer. I shall keep you informed over the coming months.
Our prices for all formats and testing will be frozen for 2021. No increases!!
We plan to go live for registrations on Monday 7th December, after our final round.
END OF SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTATIONS
Clearly we are not able to arrange an awards evening in the current situation. Also, to try and present to our champions and runners up at Whilton Mill at the final round, outside in the dark and no doubt cold conditions and without a podium, doesn’t sound desirable!
So I think the best bet is to wait until the new year and see where we are at with restrictions and make a plan from there.
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
Our team endurance customers will be pleased to hear the format will be back as part of our race programme next year.
|Track Time||09:30 – 12:25|
|PRICE (per round)||£499.00 Inc VAT per team.|
SPRINT 60 CHAMPIONSHIP
Why change what works! The SP60 has been once again very popular this year.
|Races||2 x 30 Minutes|
|Heavyweight||86KG (must weigh 81KG to be eligible)|
|Super-Heavyweight||96KG (must weigh 91KG to be eligible)|
|Track Time||13:00 – 16:45|
|PRICE (per round)||£247.00 Inc VAT|
A 30 minute test session will be offered at the end of the day for new drivers wishing to try us out and drivers who are racing the next day (Sunday).
|Track Time||17:00 – 17:30|
|PRICE||£88.00 Inc VAT|
Again, no changes planned for our main championship.
|Warm Up||4 Minutes|
|Heats x3||7 Minutes|
|Lightweight||Class 1, Class 2, Class 3|
|Heavyweight||Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Super-Heavyweight|
|Heavyweight||90KG (Drivers must weigh 83KG to be eligible)|
|Super-Heavyweight||98KG (Drivers must weigh 95KG to be eligible)|
|SCHEDULE||Each weight to alternate from AM to PM on a round by round basis|
|PRICE (per round)||£193.00 Inc VAT|
Alpha Live, together with Double Dash Motorsport Media and Chris Simpson are on board for 2021, to film and produce 6 of the 11 rounds.
YOUNG DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP (YDC)
For drivers aged 14 to 18yrs.
Due to Covid, we lost 4 from the 7 rounds this year, which left us with 3 non-championship events.
Next year, all being well, we shall be running the full blown 7 round championship!
A 30 minute test session will be on offer as an optional extra on the day.
|Final 1||12 Minutes|
|Final 2||12 Minutes|
|Lightweight||70KG (must weigh 63KG to be eligible)|
|SCHEDULE||To be confirmed|
|PRICE (per round)||£193.00 Inc VAT|
Aside from the Saturday late afternoon and Sunday test sessions on race weekends, we will be running the following additional sessions –
|Saturday 6th March||Bayford Meadows||10:30 – 12:30|
|Friday 23rd April||Clay Pigeon||16:00 – 17:00|
|Friday 14th May||Whilton Mill||15:30 – 17:00|
|Friday 2nd July||Glan-y-Gors||16:00 – 17:00|
|Friday 30th July||Ellough Park||16:00 – 17:00|
|Friday 8th October||Whilton Mill||16:00 – 17:00|
|Friday 29th October||Rye House||16:00 – 17:00|
|PRICES||To be announced|
THE SEASON OPENER
|Saturday 6th March||BAYFORD MEADOWS||PM|
Traditionally known as the Anniversary Race, this event offers drivers the opportunity to shake off the cobwebs and race a brand new Club100 kart prior to Round 1 a month later.
Details for this event will be released in early December.
Sunday 22nd August
Full information will be landing in your inbox and posted on our social media platforms within the next couple of weeks. This will be a team event.
In the meantime, you can pre-register with no deposit required at this stage by dropping us an email or calling the office.
If you have any questions relating to our plans for 2021, I’d be more than happy to have a chat at any time when I’m available on 01795 883592.
Hoping you will be choosing Club100 next year.
John Vigor, CEO, Club100 Racing Ltd
THE CHAMPIONSHIP DATES 2021
YOUNG DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP
|Rd 1||SUNDAY 7 MARCH||BAYFORD MEADOWS|
|Rd 2||SUNDAY 30 MAY||BAYFORD MEADOWS|
|Rd 3||SUNDAY 18 JULY||WHILTON MILL|
|Rd 4||SUNDAY 8 AUGUST||BUCKMORE PARK|
|Rd 5||SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER||LYDD|
|Rd 6||SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER||BUCKMORE PARK|
|Rd 7||SUNDAY 28 NOVEMBER||BUCKMORE PARK|
ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP / SPRINT60 CHAMPIONSHIP / SATURDAY TESTING
|Rd 1||20 MARCH||BUCKMORE PARK|
|Rd 2||27 MARCH||LLANDOW|
|Rd 3||24 APRIL||CLAY PIGEON|
|Rd 4||15 MAY||WHILTON MILL|
|Rd 5||12 JUNE||LYDD|
|Rd 6||3 JULY||GLAN-Y-GORS|
|Rd 7||31 JULY||ELLOUGH PARK|
|Rd 8||11 SEPTEMBER||BAYFORD MEADOWS|
|Rd 9||9 OCTOBER||WHILTON MILL|
|Rd 10||30 OCTOBER||RYE HOUSE|
|Rd 11||13 NOVEMBER||BUCKMORE PARK|
SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP / SUNDAY TESTING
|Rd 1||21 MARCH||BUCKMORE PARK|
|Rd 2||28 MARCH||LLANDOW|
|Rd 3||25 APRIL||CLAY PIGEON|
|Rd 4||16 MAY||WHILTON MILL|
|Rd 5||13 JUNE||LYDD|
|Rd 6||4 JULY||GLAN-Y-GORS|
|Rd 7||1 AUGUST||ELLOUGH PARK|
|Rd 8||12 SEPTEMBER||BAYFORD MEADOWS|
|Rd 9||10 OCTOBER||WHILTON MILL|
|Rd 10||31 OCTOBER||RYE HOUSE|
|Rd 11||14 NOVEMBER||BUCKMORE PARK|
All dates shall remain provisional until December 31st 2020