Team BX Sport

We have achieved a high level of success in a variety of saloon car racing championships since it started in 2003. A shelf full of awards, numerous lap records, dozens of class wins and several championship honours later we are still as excited as ever by the challenge and thrill that is ………. Motorsport!

DRIVES AVAILABLE

In 2017 Team BX Sport will be entering several races with the option of using a second driver. Please contact us for further details.

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RACE REPORT

GPR Tin Tops Challenge - Castle Combe 5th October

Team BX Sport another top 6 finish.

A combined race for CSCC Tin Tops and Future Classics at Castle Combe saw the Team BX Sport  Citroen Xsara qualify in a lowly 27th spot but despite this the team were optimistic for the race with rain being forecast for early afternoon.

The rain came as the mix of saloon and sports cars ventured on to the track for the green flag lap but it was no more than a brief shower and did no more than dampen the track. Lights outs and away, and the Citroen was up a couple of spots as it shadowed a Jag up Avon Rise to Quarry and tagged along for the rest of the lap picking off a few more cars to cross the line in 20th. A couple of laps in and now 18th and fighting with a Porsche 911 which proved a match for a couple of laps before it was forced to defend its position from a Vauxhall snapping at its heels. The Xsara was soon back with the Jag and not hanging about as it dived by under braking. A pair of Toyotas (Supra Turbo and MR2) were soon in the rear view mirror and growing smaller and the startline clock still reckoned there was 25 minutes to play.
Another 7 tours and with other teams already pitted we're 5th and it's time to "change drivers". Belts off, engine off, jump out the car before John closes the door and back in again. Back on track and in 12th place and not long before the blue flags are waving at us. Thank you very much, as the next victim moves aside for the leaders and lets the Citroen through as well. And it works more than once as the second and third place cars put us a lap down. At the flag it's 9th place overall and 6th Tin Top home and more importantly our best lap was 3 seconds under target.
Next stop Snetterton in Norfolk.

 

GPR Tin Tops Challenge - Anglesey 28th June

Team BX Sport finish 7th in Wales.

The morning weather report for the Anglesey area was terrible - warm and sunny all day, very little chance of rain.

Qualifying was a stop/go affair as the Xsara had new pads all round. Bedding them in and trying to learn a circuit doesn't really go hand-in-hand but it has to be done. The one attempt at a flying lap was good enough for 12th on the grid.

The race was reduced to 30 minutes due to earlier on-track incidents so it would be more of a thrash than usual. Ten minutes in and holding a steady 6th spot before the pit stops started. Now up to 2nd it was time to stop. A lightning fast stop was thwarted by the pit exit being closed. Three minutes elapsed before before letting back out to play. A lap down and tenth car back across the line as the pace car pulled off; time was not on our side and 7th at the flag was the result.

 

GPR Tin Tops Challenge - Mallory Park 25th May

Team BX Sport in the top 6 again.

Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire s not the best place to be with an icy wind whipping across the lake and rain falling hard. Michael Brophy finally got his first taste of motor racing from the hot seat and drove steadily and calmly to bring the Top Tax backed Citroen Xsara safely through the qualifying session for the GPR Tin Tops saloon race..

He set off at a good pace from 19th spot on the grid and the team were in 16th when he handed over the driving duties to Gary Cole. Emerging from the pit lane in 20th place Gary's run looked to be over when a red flag brought a stop to the race. Restarting from 20th on the newly formed grid he was soon making headway in the atrocious conditions to take the flag in 6th place.

 

GPR Tin Tops Challenge - Brands Hatch 27th April

Team BX Sport on the podium.

A mix of weather and a couple of pace car periods gave the Team BX Sport Citroen Xsara its first taste of leading a race on the way to a well deserved 3rd place overall in the Tin Tops saloon car event at Brands Hatch.

The first part of the morning qualifying session was spent scrubbing in front tyres before stopping to change to the Toyos used so successfully at Snetterton. Back on track driver Gary Cole set about bedding in new discs and pads before the flag fell. The team found themselves in 23rd place on the grid and with a lot of ground to make up on the front runners.

The race was punctuated with brief showers and several drivers were caught out by the changing conditions. Twice the pace car led the pack while marshals attended stricken cars beached at Paddock Bend. All this time the Witmun Engineering prepared car was moving up the leader board as Cole was able to pick off stragglers and then close back up on the leaders as the train formed behind the pace car. By the time he brought the Team BX Sport Xsara in for its stop it had led for 4 laps and swift work by the pit crew saw the car back on track and still on the lead lap. A spinning yellow Alfa on the approach to Clearways nearly ended the good run as cars took avoiding action and the Citroen collided with a Rover causing a lot of damage to the front nearside and pressing the wing into the tyre. Fortunately the tyre and the rest of the car held together to take the chequered flag.

It is hoped that Michael Brophy will make his race debut at Mallory Park. Michael was unable to race at Brands Hatch due to a swollen knee joint - all at BX Sport wish him a speedy recovery.

 

GPR Tin Tops Challenge - Snetterton 5th April

Top 6 start for Team BX Sport

The opening round of the GPR Tin Tops challenge saw the Team BX Sport Citroen Xsara make the most of the changing weather and track conditions to take a well earned 6th place.

In qualifying the Witmun Engineering entered team set 18th fastest lap time while scrubbing in new tyres and bedding in brake padsto line up on the 9th row of the grid. A rain shower shortly before the start of the 40 minute race left a damp and greasy track which Gary Cole made the most of in the opening laps to move up through the midfield to hold 7th by the time of his pit stop. With 15 minutes to go he rejoined in 6th place on the drying track and  set about maintaining a good gap back to the chasing Peugeots of Smith and Williams.

 

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