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2024 Championship Registration

Welcome to the 2024 Season! We hope everyone who entered last year’s Championship enjoyed competing with us.

As many previous competitors already know, the championship has undergone further changes since the end of last season. Taras Andrusin has joined the team as Championship Coordinator, supported by key members of BARC Midlands Centre.

The greatest disappointment to us all has been the substantial delay in opening registration, for which we can only apologise. The Championship Regulations were submitted to Motorsport UK in mid-January, followed by of over two months waiting for final approval before the permit was finally issued.

However, we’re delighted that registration is now open! Our thanks to every competitor who’s kept in touch for being so patient, we really appreciate your support.

Key Changes for 2024

Sadly, due to various reasons, including the current economic climate, long-term supporters Connaught Competition Engines and Emerald M3D will no longer be the title and a bonus award sponsors respectively. BARC Midlands is very grateful for the support they have both provided for so many years and wish both companies a prosperous future.

We also sincerely thank Raymond Good Joiners for continuing to support the Championship during 2024.

In response, BARC Midlands will back the 2024 Championship independently. The Centre has increased the prize fund to £500 for first place, in addition to providing tickets for the national BARC Awards, where the overall winner will also receive the coveted Wilkinson Sword in the company of all the BARC Championship winners, including BTCC and the British Endurance Championship.

Although still involved with BARC Midlands and the Championship, Adrian Smith, our long-standing Eligibility Scrutineer, has taken on a new challenge at international level. He’s handed the baton to Liam Matthews, whilst acting as Liam’s mentor for the months to come. Liam has been a member of the BARC Midlands scrutineering team for many years, and we hope championship competitors will join us in welcoming him to this new role.

2024, 2025 & Beyond…

During the months to come, Taras, Liam and the BARC Midlands Team will continue to review every aspect of the Championship, with the aim of making improvements that will deliver benefits for our competitors by establishing a more stable and structured approach.

We are also looking to develop strong relationships with new sponsors that will deliver benefits for them, our competitors and the Centre. Discussions are already underway and we look forward to providing updates during the months to come.

The 2024 BARC Speed Championship

This year’s regulations remain relatively unchanged. The Championship is still open to all current members of BARC, plus over forty invited motorsport clubs as detailed in the Championship Regulations.

This season competitors can choose from twenty-two rounds at some of the best motorsport circuit, sprint and hill climb venues in the UK.

As always, points accumulated from entry in any ten of these rounds will continue to represent each driver’s final Championship score.

During the season, BARC Midlands will host five Championship rounds at Cadwell Park, MotoFest Coventry and Snetterton Circuit. Our sister BARC Centres and other leading motorsport clubs will deliver the remaining seventeen. You can enter any BARC Midlands event by visiting our online shop, with booking links for all other rounds added to the 2024 Championship Calendar as they become available.

Championship Class Structure

If you’re new to the BARC Speed Championship, Adrian Smith is currently updating the 2023 Championship Class Guide. The 2024 version will be available to download here soon. This provides an easily accessible overview covering the key details you’ll need, including licence requirements, vehicle specifications, tyres and competitor safety equipment.

The 2024 Championship Class Guide will also provide a handy reference for existing competitors, allowing them to check their cars and competitor safety equipment comply with this year’s regulations. However, if you need further information or have questions to ask, please contact our new Eligibility Scrutineer, Liam Matthews. His contact details are provided below. As always, he’ll be pleased to assist.

Register Today

The 2024 BARC Speed Championship regulations are available to download by clicking on the button below. There’s also link to our online store, offering the convenience of registering online. Alternatively, if you prefer to enter by email or post, simply download a registration form and pay by cheque or bank transfer.

Keen to Know More?

If you would like further information or have questions to ask, please contact:

CHAMPIONSHIP COORDINATOR
Taras Andrusin
Mobile: 07915 564 776
Email: taras@barc-midlands.co.uk

TECHNICAL ENQUIRIES
Liam Matthews
Mobile:
07872 160 561
Email: liam@barc-midlands.co.uk

As with many members of the BARC Midlands Team, both Taras and Liam are volunteers with full time jobs. Taras works a varied shift pattern, so if he doesn’t respond immediately, please leave a voicemail message or send an email, he’ll get back to you as soon as he’s able. Liam is normally available from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Monday to Friday and 11:00am to 7:00pm at weekends.

And Finally…

Every member of the BARC Midlands team is a volunteer, driven by common goals of delivering great motorsport, backed by excellent customer care. However, creating the best possible environment for our competitors relies on collaboration, so we encourage everyone who’s equally passionate about ensuring the BARC Speed Championship delivers a truly fantastic experience to get actively involved.

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