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C1 Racing FAQ

Posted on 9th August, 2019

C1 Racing FAQ
Thanks for all the enquiries. We've collated a few answers to the frequently asked questions we have received so far.

 

If you have a question and can't find the answer below or on our C1 page please mail us at c1@mlpdevelopments.org.uk and we will answer at our earliest convenience.
Where do C1s Race?
In 2019  the C1 Racing Club have organised 9 UK events ranging from 2 to 24 hrs in duration and 1 24 hour race at Spa Francorchamps.
There are also 8 European events in Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Portugal.
 
Is there a championship?
No each race is a one-off event.
 
How many drivers per race?
The length of the race determines the number of drivers required.
 
Duration         Drivers
2 – 4 hrs                3
12 – 24 hrs            4
 
What is included
Entry fees, fuel, tyres, logistics,sundries and refreshments
 
When will the MLP car be ready?
As you may have seen we are currently developing our car to ensure that our drivers will have the means to be competitive.
The will be ready to compete in the 2hr meeting at Brands Hatch   9th & 10th of November.
 
Will I be paired with inexperienced drivers?
We welcome enquiries and look forward to working with drivers with diverse racing experience background. We will endeavour to ensure all team mates are as closely matched as possible.

New drivers may be invited to a private test to meet the team, try the car and ensure  they have the best experience with the team and car.

 
What licence do I need?
For UK events a MSUK National B licence is required.
 
Do I need to join a club?
Each driver is required to be a member of the C1 Racing club. Membership is £50 per annum and further details can be found here: https://c1racing.club/join-the-club/

What if the car is damaged or fails during the race?

We will have a comprehensive spares package available at each meeting and a dedicated team with experience from WTCC that will make every effort to repair the car and return it to the track if possible.
 
What if I crash the car?
An insurance quote is available upon request from our Insurance partner, you may also work with your own motorsport insurance provider or settle privately for any significant damage.
 
How do I get behind the wheel?
For a drive at the Brands Hatch 2hr event please drop us a line on c1@mlpdevelopments.org.uk and we will forward you with an MLP drivers pack and collect your details.

MK2 Owners Club Meet

Posted on 29th July, 2019

MK2 Owners Club Meet

 

Thanks to @vwgolfmk2ownersclub for inviting us yo thier annual meet at the Curborough Sprint course.

 

It was great to meet everyone, see some fantasitc cars and give a a few folks chance to tak out or Production GTI Championship spec MK2 for a spin around the track.

We also had the oppurtunuity to provide some handling tips and carry out wheel alignment on some owners vehicles.

 

Next stop Norfolk

Posted on 24th June, 2019

PGTI Rounds 8 & 9 // Snetterton

 

 

This Sunday brings the next two rounds of 2019 PGTI Championship to Snetterton in Norfolk.

 

After a dominating Race 1 victory last time out Pete Milne is looking forward to returning to the circuit where he claimed his first double victory last year.

 

Pete relished the challenging wet conditions in Wales putting the #44 machine on Pole and leading from lights to flag.

After an adjusted schedule Pete crossed the line 4th in races 2 and 3.

 

Despite Milne's mastery of the wet, Engineering Director, Wes Chatterton is looking forward to dry racing at Snetterton:

"Although we are used to the wet conditions in the North of England it will be nice to have two dry races. There are some demanding corners at Snett and the MK2s really move around underneath you when you get them right"

Keep up with the action from our Live Timing page.

2009 Mini Cooper D

Posted on 4th June, 2019

2009 Mini Cooper D Auto

 

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C1 Build Vlog

Posted on 4th June, 2019

Jordan Morrison Racing // ROAD CAR TO RACE CAR

 

Jordan is currently documenting our C1 build in his ROAD CAR TO RACE CAR series. You can find all the episodes on our Videos page
Check out Jordan's channel for other vlogs including our pre-season day at Oulton.

C1 Endurance Racing

Posted on 11th May, 2019

         Now for something a little different........

 

 

We are currently in the process of building a car for C1 Racing Club endurance racing. 

After visiting the Silverstone 24hrs last month and witnessing 99 cars door-door for 24hrs we couldn’t resist being part of the action next year.

Our good friend Jordan Morrison will be documenting the build in a series of videos coming soon on his channel.

 

"Engineering Weekend" at Croft

Posted on 11th May, 2019

PGTI Championship Rounds 3 & 4

 

The fast and challenging Croft Circuit played host to rounds 3 & 4 of the 2019 Production GTI Championship last weekend.

#44 Qualified 2nd for race 1 with the #24 machine of Eccles 4th on the MK2 Grid.

 

It was apparent at the end of the session that #44 required a new gearbox. With the help from Matthew Rhodes (trackslag.com) & Kris Bestford (The GTI Shop) we soon had a box but limited time to fit.

 

With the assistance of Retro Resus Tom Walker #44 managed to drive into the collecting area with seconds to spare on the clock.

After a strong "elbows out" start #44 later retired from the race with a broken clutch plate.

Catching the leaders throughout the race #24 of Matt Eccles was looking strong in 3rd until retiring due to a loss of power.

 

Eccles experienced Race Engineer Daniel Slinger was able to swap the head gasket in time for #24 to start Race 2 from the pitlane to finish 3rd.

 

 

Race Director Luke Wales comments "Croft was an engineering weekend for us, we cannot understate how much we appreciate the assistance of Kris, Tom & Matt.

Competing in the Production GTI Championship is unlike any other championship we have ever participated in. The esprit de corps that exists between fellow competitors and the organisers is unique. Everyone is happy to help out those having mechanical issues to get them out on track."

 

Future talent Henry Eccles collects the 3rd place trophy

 

The PGTI Championship continues with Rounds 5, 6 &7 at Anglesey on 8th & 9th June

 

 

 

TV Coverage PGTI Rounds 1 & 2

Posted on 11th May, 2019

Silverstone  TV Coverage

 

Catch up with the action from a cold and damp Silverstone from opulent comfort of your living room.

 

Race 1: Link

Race 2: Link

Jordan Morrison Racing vlog

Posted on 12th April, 2019

Coming Soon

 

@jordanmorrisonracing "This is what heaven looks like to me......

What a day it was, Massive thanks to the Amazing lads behind MLP Developments, their hospitality for the day was fantastic!!! Going out in both @production_gti Mk2 GOLFS mega little cars, with great set ups thanks for having me."


Race 2 Win for Eccles

Posted on 10th April, 2019

Race 2 Win For Eccles

 

The talented Glossop based driver, Matt Eccles took the spoils in Race 2 of the opening round of the Production GTI Championship last weekend at Silverstone.

 

After finishing behind MLP's Pete Milne in Race 1 Eccles started in 3rd place & after an electric start in damp conditions dominated the race from lights to flag.

 

With Milne's 2nd & 3rd places it is MLP's strongest opening to a season yet with both drivers in imediate championship contention. 

 

The next round of the season takes us to Croft on the 5th of May.

 

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