Triple Eight Racing BTCC
BMR’s down to two cars as Josh Price departs British Touring Car Championship
Team BMR are to condense to a two-car outfit with immediate effect in a move that sees Josh Price depart the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

19-year-old Josh entered the championship in 2017 in the Subaru Levorg in a move that previously saw him racing with the team in the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship.  Josh continued with the BMR Academy backed by Autoglym for the first half of the teams 2018 BTCC running as well as competing in the newly created TCR UK Championship this year.

Josh commented ‘I am very grateful to have been given such a great opportunity with BMR to be part of the British Touring Car Championship over the past eighteen months, it really has been a great learning curve.  I am looking forward to having the time to focus on my own individual goals and future motorsport career’.

Warren Scott said ‘I would like to thank Josh for his time and support he has given to the BMR Academy within the BTCC, he is a very talented driver with a passion and determination which will take him far in his motorsport career.  Josh is currently exploring other avenues and BMR are committed to supporting him in his future plans.

Warren went on to say ‘Whilst we would have liked to continue running the third car until the end of the year, when we looked at all the options it just wasn’t possible.  With the lack of drivers available, with the talent and budget to suit, we took the opportunity to sell the TBL early to secure our plan of running two cars next year.’

Team BMR will continue with their full assault on the second half of the BTCC calendar which continues at Snetterton this weekend, the 28th and 29th July, for what promises to be a very exciting weekend with the 20 lap 60th Anniversary Race that is taking place.
 
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BMR ACADEMY DOMINATE AT EAST ANGLIAN TROPHY
BMR Academy Dominate at East Anglian Trophy
 
The BMR Academy boys enjoyed another successful weekend at the 2018 East Anglian Trophy Meeting, Rounds 5 & 6 of the Hunts Kart Racing Club Championship.

Thomas Fleming and Jack Dan continued their good form enjoying a strong weekend in the Junior X30 category with Tom Lebbon taking the overall X30 win with an outstanding haul of points over the course of the weekend.

Tom set the pace throughout the weekend and displayed an outstanding drive in Saturdays two heats and A final winning all three races.  Sunday started well for Tom taking the win in the first two heats but then losing out in the final.  Although Tom finished 4th overall, he was handed a drop down penalty dropping him down the field to 12th.

Tom said “My weekend at kimbolton was a very good and positive one. I have made progress with the BMR team and their support. I am learning and moving forward, with three podiums in the last month and I am looking forward to the rest of my first year in junior x 30”.

Sunday’s A Final win was taken by teammate Thomas Fleming, who’s luck wasn’t on his side earlier on in the weekend with a disqualification from the first heat of Round 5 after failing technical regulations due to exhaust weld issues.  He had a mixed bag of top ten results throughout the weekend and with a lot of determination and perseverance he got the job done taking the win for Round 6.

Thomas said: “Saturdays racing was riddled with poor luck starting P16 for the final in the wet, yet a really good drive got me to P2 literally just behind the leader. Sunday was a pretty good way to end the weekend, coming away with 1st place in the last final when starting from P6. Compared to the earlier part of the weekend where we had a lot of bad luck, the victory was really surprising. Very good performance from BMR all weekend literally winning every single race of the entire weekend.”

Jack Dan blew the cobwebs away this weekend, after missing a few earlier rounds, enjoying a very positive weekend, with great results to show for it, finishing in the top six all weekend.
 
Jack said: “Second weekend out racing of 2018 with a strong grid of Junior X30, going into this weekend I had no expectations and to come home with 5th was a great result, it was good to be fighting up the front and to have the pace with the second fastest lap of the weekend. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help, advice & support from BMR Academy, I am so grateful for the opportunity I have been given”.
 
 
Results:
 
Round 5
Heat 1 - Tom Lebbon 1st, Thomas Fleming DSQ, Jack Dann 5th
Heat 2 - Tom Lebbon 1st, Thomas Fleming 5th, Jack Dann 6th
A Final - Tom Lebbon 1st, Jack Dann 5th, Thomas Fleming 6th
 
Round 6
Heat 1 - Tom Lebbon 1st, Jack Dann 5th, Thomas Fleming 10th
Heat 2 - Tom Lebbon 1st, Thomas Fleming 4th, Jack Dann 5th
A Final - Thomas Fleming 1st, Jack Dann 5th, Tom Lebbon 12th
 
 
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BRADLEY BURNS MAKES HISTORY AT DONINGTON PARK

BMR Academy and Pyro Motorsport driver Bradley Burns made history last weekend at Donington Park with another outstanding performance in the Renault UK Clio Cup.

16-year-old Bradley had a spectacular qualifying session on Saturday and set a time placing him third on the grid for race one.  He then followed that up setting the fastest time for race two making him the youngest ever driver in the history of the Clio Cup to take a pole position.

With a very chilly circuit on Sunday the first race got underway with all competitors making clean starts off the line, but drama then started to unfold with WDE Motorsport team-mates Paul Rivett and Lee Patterson both leaving the circuit. Bradley managed to initially avoid getting caught up in the incidents however, contact from behind then sent him into a spin at McLeans before managing to regain control, albeit dropping down to thirteenth. The safety car was then deployed to retrieve the stricken cars.

With a bit more heat in the tyres it was a good restart.  After a great battle with Osborne & Epps, Bradley eventually crossed the finish line in tenth alongside teammate Fulks with a mere 0.007 seconds between them. also picking up two extra points in the process for setting the fastest lap of the race.


The nineteen car grid lined up for Race Two with Clio Cup Graduate Bradley in pole position for the very first time in what is proving to be a very competitive championship.

With the lights out Bradley got a good start but Jack McCarthy got past him into the first corner.  Bradley managed to fight off the advances of Rivett and held onto second position through the first corner however, in a bid to avoid contact he then left the circuit at Roberts dropping back to fifth but remained with the leading pack. Colburn then span out moving Bradley up to fourth and then taking a position back from McCarthy he passed him for third and immediately took Rivett for second with McCarthy following him through and right on his tail.  A great battle then ensued at the front of the field with James Dorlin still leading and Bradley edging his nose past him and taking the lead briefly before the pair switched back to their original positions. Bradley wasn’t going to give up easily and he continued to fight for the leading spot whilst also defending from McCarthy.  The trio crossed the line with just half a second between them with Bradley taking second and entering the history books once more being the youngest ever driver to achieve a top three finish in the Clio Cup and once again setting the fastest lap of the race and a new lap record.

A superb display by the youngster and definitely one to watch on his next time out at his home circuit at Thruxton in Hampshire on the weekend of the 19th and 20th May.

Bradley commented “I’m really happy.  Race one didn’t really go to plan but to come away with P2 in race two, with the fastest lap in both races and the lap record, more than makes up for it.  Becoming the youngest every pole-sitter and youngest ever podium finisher in Renault UK Clio Cup history makes it even more special.”
 


Written by Maddy Turner

Photos by Jakob Ebrey
 
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DOUBLE PODIUM WITH GRADUATE CUP WINS FOR BRADLEY BURNS


 
16-year-old Bradley, one of the youngest ever drivers to race in the Renault UK Clio Cup, crossed the line in an impressive 12th place and taking the Graduate Cup win in his debut race at the short 1.2 mile circuit on Saturday afternoon. 
 
On a wet track on Sunday he then bettered that result and visited the podium for a second time with an additional Graduate Cup win and an astonishing 6th place finish after running as high as third during an enthralling battle with three-time champion Paul Rivett.  Bradley was then promoted to 5th following a post-race penalty for fellow competitor Sam Osbourne.
  
Bradley commented:  “We struggled a bit in qualifying which put us on the back-foot for the races. By the second race we were able to get into the mix towards the front and get some good points. I’m happy with two wins in the Graduates Cup and hope we can build on this at Donington.”

Mark Hunt of Pyro Motorsport commented:  “We had a very good weekend, Bradley was focused and precise throughout and we are looking forward to Donington and aiming for podiums in three weeks’ time.”
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FLEMING TAKES THE WIN AT LARKHALL
 
    IMAGES BY KARTPIX                 
 

April 15th saw round 2 of the LGM Series (Little Green Man) at Larkhall in Scotland and it proved a great weekend for 15-year-old Tom Fleming from taking victory in the Junior X30.

After an excellent practice and heats, the rain came to the final of the Junior X30 and with a wet track, the drivers used slick tyres as the weather changed.  Tom took the tricky conditions all in his stride and took the win from series leader Georgi Divitrov.

Fifteen-year-old Tom who has been with the BMR Academy for two years commented “It was such an incredible weekend. Going into the weekend I needed a good result and boy did we come away with one. The team has been working so hard outside the track to give me the best chance of winning so it’s good to give something back. It’s also really incredible to see the improvements the team and myself have made over the winter and it’s made a huge difference on the track and this result really shows it.

“The conditions were some of the hardest I’ve ever driven in but we managed to pull away lapping a second a lap so it’s nice to reflect on how far I’ve come as well.“


BMR Academy Team Manager, Ben Platten commented “I would like to say how well Tom drove at Larkhall LGM but especially in the final as the conditions where very difficult. Tom was in third at the time catching the front two runners but then it rained heavily and all drivers were on slicks. Toms driving stuck out from the rest as he was over a second faster than the front two runners which meant he caught them quickly, over took them and pulled away.”

Round 3 of the LGM Junior X30 Championship is at Kimbolton on June 10th.
 
For more information on the BMR Academy please contact Ash@bmrracing.co.uk and visit our website www.bmracademy.co.uk
 

Written by Maddy Turner

Images courtesy of Kartpix
 
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BMR SIGN WONDERKID BRADLEY BURNS
BMR Racing are delighted to announce that Bradley Burns has become the latest signing for the BMR Academy in association with Team Pyro. 

16-year-old Bradley became one of the youngest ever drivers to race in the Renault UK Clio Cup when he made his championship debut at Rockingham in August 2017 with Team Pyro.  He competed in the championship for the final three events making his mark with a string of impressive results.
Burns from Farnham in Surrey will remain with Team Pyro for the 2018 season of the Renault UK Clio Cup with the support and guidance of the BMR Academy.

Speaking of his signing an enthusiastic Bradley commented: “I am so excited and extremely grateful to be offered such a wonderful opportunity and very much look forward to working with Ash and being part of BMR Racing.  With the training and support of the BMR Academy, I hope to extensively further my performance on the track and gain some credible results throughout the 2018 season.”

The BMR Academy is the stepping stone system created by BMR Racing to assist drivers in the progression through to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.  Past drivers who have experienced this support include 2017 BTCC Champion Ashley Sutton who was crowned Renault UK Clio Cup Champion in 2015.  Ash’s teammate from last year Josh Price also progressed from the Clio Cup.  Bradley has been receiving extensive driver coaching from Ash and will continue to do so under the BMR Academy programme.

Speaking of the new partnership Team Pyro Principal, Mark Hunt commented: “Bradley came to us midway through 2017 from junior car racing, from the very first test we saw how much potential Bradley had behind the wheel. He raced with us at the back end of 2017 and participated in the last three rounds of the Clio Cup Championship as an insight for the following season.

“It’s great for Bradley to be picked up by BMR and to join their academy. Our first experience with the BMR Academy was with Ashley Sutton back in 2015, he went on to win the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship and then two years later the British Touring Car Championship, this proves that it gives you all the tools required to succeed in your racing career. We are delighted as a team to be associated with a team such as Team BMR.”


BMR Racing Principal Warren Scott commented: “I am delighted to welcome Bradley on board.  He is certainly one to watch and we are confident that he has an exciting season ahead of him in the Renault UK Clio Cup.  Many of the BTCC’s top drivers come from the Clio Cup and I am very pleased that with the partnership of Team Pyro the BMR Academy will give him the ideal platform to progress and we all look forward to supporting him in his future development.”

The opening two rounds of the 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup get underway at Brands Hatch on Saturday7/Sunday 8 April.


For more information on the BMR Academy please contact Ash@bmrracing.co.uk and visit our website www.bmracademy.co.uk

 
Image courtesy of Jakob Ebrey
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Harry Dyson makes switch to British F4 with JHR and BMR Academy
BMR Racing are delighted to announce that race winning young gun Harry Dyson has become the latest signing for the BMR Academy in association with JHR Developments.  It will see him progress up to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, following his recent success in the Ginetta Junior Championship earlier this year.

Right from the outset Harry celebrated success with JHR Developments as a Ginetta Junior rookie in the 2017 championship taking his first win at the opening round at Brands Hatch earlier this year and his success continued throughout the season.
Harry who celebrates his 15th Birthday this week is very excited to make the step up to the F4 British Championship for the remainder of the 2017 season.  Harry will remain with front running single seater squad JHR Developments who have supported him fully this year and he will continue to run with them for the 2018 British F4 season.

Speaking of his signing an excited Harry commented: “I am looking forward switching to the F4 British Championship for the last two meetings of the season.  It’s been a difficult year but I feel very lucky to be Joining the BMR Academy as the next step in my development.  Being part of the BMR Academy and continuing with JHR Developments means I embark upon this next chapter with the best support which will give me a chance to race at the front.”

The BMR Academy is the stepping stone system created by BMR Racing to assist drivers in the progression through to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.  Past drivers who have experienced this support include BMR Racing BTCC drivers Ash Sutton and Josh Price who both progressed from the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship.  Harry follows in the single-seater footsteps of Ash, who took the 2014 Formula Ford Rookie title and a host of victories in the series which evolved into the F4 British Championship. Harry has been receiving extensive driver coaching from Ash and will continue to do so with the addition of another British F4 Graduate in the form of Billy Monger, who will be heavily involved in telemetry and data analysis.

Speaking of the new partnership JHR Developments Team Manager, Jules Phillips, commented: “Harry proved himself in the Ginetta Junior championship earlier this year and we recently gave him the opportunity to test the British F4 car alongside JHR’s Manuel Sulaimán.  It’s fair to say he outperformed all our expectations.  Harry has made the decision to switch to the F4 British Championship for the remainder of the season and it’s a great chance for him to get up to speed ahead of a championship challenge next year.”

Team Principal Warren Scott commented: “I am delighted to welcome Harry on board.  He has already demonstrated what he is capable of this year and I am very pleased that with the partnership of JHR Developments we can give him his step up to the F4 British Championship.  I am confident that the BMR Academy will give him the ideal platform to learn and we all look forward to supporting him in his future development.”
Harry’s debut in the Ford EcoBoost-powered series will be at Silverstone this coming weekend the 16th and 17th September for rounds 25-27.
 
For more information on the BMR Academy please contact aron@bmrracing.co.uk
Written by Maddy Turner of BMR Racing
 
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Dann signs for the BMR Academy
The BLG Racing backed driver, Jack Dann has become the latest signing for the BMR Academy. Jack joins the team not only to race in Junior X30 but also to benefit from the Academy structure that the BTCC winning team, Team BMR, have in place.

The BMR Academy structure has grown in strength throughout the 2017 season with drivers finishing regularly on the podium in the LGM and winning throughout the country in club championships. Jack has joined the team for the remainder of the 2017 season with aims to continue into 2018 to step up to the next level of motorsport with Team BMR.

Jack will be racing in Junior X30 for the remainder of the season within the BMR Kart Team, focusing on learning new tracks and fine-tuning his driving before a full fledge attack in the 2018 season. Jack began racing at the age of eight and his since progressed through the ranks of cadets, into Junior TKM and now makes the switch to the nations most competitive junior class, Junior X30.

“We are always looking for new talent to join our team and what Jack has demonstrated this season at Kimbolton has been very impressive. To date, Jack and his family have run themselves so this will be a big step for him but I’m certain he is capable of it. He will have the full support of BMR to ensure he has all the tools to be a regular front runner.”

Árón Taylor-Smith BMR Academy Director


Jack’s highlight of the season came earlier in the summer with his first podium at a MSA level at Kimbolton. The Hunts Kart Club is renowned for having an ultra-competitive TKM grid, which has been a great proving ground for Jack.  Now focused on learning the new class and circuits, Jack will have a coveted place in the BMR Academy to make sure the transition is seamless.  His test program begins this month with the aim for his first race to be next month at Whilton Mill.

“I couldn't believe it to start with, as this is a team I watch on tv, so to be working with them is unreal and a great opportunity for me to learn and to progress in motorsport, I'm really looking forward to working with the team. I want to thank BMR and BLG Racing for their continued support and helping put this together for me.“

Jack Dann – BMR Academy Driver
 
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BMR Academy drivers dominate at PFI
June 3rd and 4th saw round three of the PFI Summer championship where both Dom Bush & Tom Lebbon were once again the drivers to beat in Mini X30.
 
Since joining the BMR Academy both Dom and Tom have been nearly an unstoppable force in Mini X30 for Team BMR. Straight off the back of round two of the LGM Series where both drivers finished inside the top 10 and most notably Dom scoring his first podium in the LGM Series with a second. With eyes firmly set of the LGM title both drivers raced at PFI for round three of the championship to gain further track time before the next round of the LGM.
 
Round three of the PFI Summer Championship was another brilliant showing from both Dom & Tom. Lining up in second and fifth oN the grid for the final allowed them to battle once again for another Team BMR one-two. Dom established an early lead after capitalising on his front row start and got to the front. Meanwhile Tom slipped back to sixth at the start and began working his way through the field. By lap seven Tom had firmly moved himself into the podium positions and followed this up by setting fastest lap of the race on lap nine. The battle for the win filtered down to just three karts with only a handful of laps left. Dom had lead all the way until lap eleven where Tom briefly hit the front and lead for the first time in the race. Dom battled back through from third to retake the lead for the final two laps with Tom within 0.1 of a second. The BMR Academy duo crossed the line nose to tail to take the teams second one-two of the season in Mini X30.
 
“Once again our two Mini X30 drivers proved that they are the stars of this class. The key is having both Dom and Tom fighting at the front, by working together they’ve made themselves the drivers to beat. The two of them are both brilliant young drivers with a bright future ahead.”


Árón Taylor-Smith BMR Academy Director
 
Both drivers will be action once again this coming weekend for round three of the LGM series at Kimbolton. Less than a month ago the two drivers secured the team’s first one-two of the season at this track so all eyes will be on the BMR Academy drivers once again.
 
 
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BMR Academy drivers shine at Kimbolton
The BMR Academy duo of Dom Bush and Tom Lebbon were in superb form at the fifth round of the Kimbolton Club Championship in Mini X30. That combined with the sterling effort from Harry Platten in Junior X30, provided Team BMR with their most successful weekend of the year.
 
Qualifying marked the start of the BMR Academy dominance in Mini X30 with Dom getting pole by six hundreds of a second from Tom, while both having just under half a second margin on the race of the Mini X30 field. From there the two drivers worked exceptionally well together, never once being beaten and swapping fastest laps from one heat to the next.
 
Lining up once again first and second for the final, both Dom and Tom were once again unbeaten. The lengthen final allowed them to stretch legs even further, dominating the field by nearly six seconds and the end of the 18 laps. Arguably even more impressive was the winning margin between the two drivers of 0.06 of a second, with Dom coming home in first and Tom in second. This combined with both their fastest laps being within 0.01 of each other is proof to the entire field that they truly are the ones to beat at Kimbolton for round three of the LGM.
 
Another superb weekend was had by fellow BMR Academy driver, Harry Platten. Harry is renowned for being one of the quickest junior drivers in the UK and round five at Kimbolton proved this once again. Having won heat two Harry lined up second on the grid for the final. Harry quickly took the lead from Mills at the beginning of lap two and dominated the race from the front for the following thirteen laps. Unfortunately with two laps to go, contact occurred with another driver that dropped Harry down to fifth. As always, Harry fought back and crossed the line in a solid third place.
 
“All the BMR Academy drivers drove exceptionally well this weekend. Watching Dom & Tom in the final was genuinely some of the best driving I have seen all year, the two of them are nearly an unstoppable force together. Harry, as always, was the quickest junior all weekend but the final didn’t go his way. He drove a brilliant race, his race craft is second to none but unfortunately due to no fault of his own this race didn’t go his way.”
 
Árón Taylor-Smith BMR Academy Director

 
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Lebbon joins the BMR Academy for 2017
One of Britain’s brightest karting talents, Tom Lebbon has joined the ever-growing BMR Academy program for the 2017 season. Since making the move to race Mini X30 with Team BMR Tom has been one of the fastest drivers in this new class. The TMJ, Makita & Bennet's backed driver is now set for his best season to date.

Having started karting at the age of eight Tom has always been one to watch. Tom first began karting at the age of eight as he was always interested in motorsport. His early years of karting were spent with another team, fine-tuning his driving skills before switching to Team BMR for 2017. Since making the switch Tom has improved in all areas from race craft to outright pace. His first win of the 2017 season came in emphatic fashion at Whilton Mill in March. Whilton Mill is renowned for being one of the most competitive club championships in the UK with a grid of top drivers. For the third round of the championship Tom was the driver to beat throughout the weekend. In the final he went on to take a dominant victory, setting fastest lap on his way to winning by a margin of over six seconds.

“Tom’s ability to absorb information is what I have found my impressive. His attention to detail is something that really sets him out from a lot of drivers. He has tremendous pace and is certainly one to watch this season. I really do think that he has a long future in motorsport.”

Árón Taylor-Smith – BMR Academy Director

Tom’s calendar sees him focusing on PFI, Kimbolton and Whilton Mill club meetings but also competing in the nation’s most competitive champions, the LGM tour. The LGM travels the length and breadth of the UK and attracts the nation’s best drivers. The championship kicked off in April at PFI and as expected Tom was on superb form. Navigating his way through the heats with a trio of top seven finishes meant that Tom lined up for the final in fourth. Unfortunately luck was not on his side as he wasn’t able to capitalise on his starting position. However, the second round of the championship is on the 28th of May at GYG and once again Tom is expected to be one of the front-runners while representing BMR, Credo Fiance, Merrick Hill and Sept LTD.


“I’ve always been a big fan of the BTCC and obviously BMR are one the best teams in the championship. When the opportunity came about to join the BMR Academy with Árón I jumped at it as I really wanted to be a part of the BTCC team. I’ve already spent a few days down at their workshop to see their touring cars and use their simulator. I’m really excited to be part of the academy”

Tom Lebbon

Throughout the 2017 season Tom will benefit from the expertise of the championship winning BTCC team.  The BMR Academy will focus on all aspects that are required to become a professional racing driver, ranging from simulator work, fitness & nutrition, PR & Media and driver tuition. The program is structured to allow Tom to have the possible chance to succeed through the ranks of motorsport. 
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Josh Price resigns for 2017 Clio Cup
Josh Price now confirms his return to the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship for the 2017 season. Josh, who is backed by A-Plan Insurance Services, VSL & RIVCO will re-join the most successful team in the paddock- Pyro Motorsport and will also be supported by the BMR Academy. 

The BMR Academy is the stepping stone system created by Team BMR to assist drivers in the transition from Clio’s to the BTCC. Past drivers who have experienced this support include Ash Sutton who won the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship in 2015 and now finds himself in a BMR Subaru BTCC car. 

Árón Taylor-Smith is the director of the BMR Academy and explains why Josh was an easy choice to be supported this year.  

“Josh’s progression last year was one of the stand out features of the championship, with the guidance of the BMR Academy for 2017 he’s one to watch for the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship and a BTCC drive in the future .”

The 2016 campaign was the first full season Josh participated in the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship and enjoyed much success. Six podium results in total and three of those were achieved in the last four rounds. 

A championship highlight was qualifying third at Thruxton after never competing at that circuit before, this stand out performance on the Saturday lead him to his first podium.

Josh went on to improve this qualifying form later in the season at Croft when he qualified second. The first race win for Josh came at Brands Hatch after starting P6 in race two. 

Josh has set his sights high for the rapidly approaching 2017 season.

“Towards the end of 2016 I found great form on track, the points began racking up so quickly. I’ve now improved even more and with the pre-season testing programme proving a great success, I know I will be in the title fight.  I just want to get going now!”

The media day for the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship is to be held at Rockingham on 17th March. This is traditionally the first opportunity for competitors to size each other up after a long winter break! Round one commences at Brands Hatch on the 1st April. 

For more information on the BMR Academy please contact Aron@bmrracing.co.uk
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Joe Holmes joins Team BMR
The latest addition to the ever-growing Team BMR Kart team is Joe Holmes. After racing sporadically for the past two seasons Joe has now joined one of the nations top teams for the remainder of the 2016 season. Joe has primarily raced at Dunkeswell Kart circuit and won his first race in his first season of racing, a very impressive fete for any drivers. Now Joe is stepping up to compete at the top level in British Karting. Joe will also be joining the Team BMR Academy to gain further experience with the championship winning British Touring Car team Team BMR. Joe’s 2016 program heavily focuses on both testing and racing around the UK’s most popular circuits, building his level of experience before the start of the 2017 season.
 
Joe’s first race with Team BMR will take place on the 10th of July at the ultra competitive Kimbolton Club meeting. Having never raced there Joe is using the meeting to learn the track and get his first taste of Senior X30’s. Following this Joe will continue then race at PFI and Whilton Mill before the end of the season. Racing at selected club meetings will give Joe a great advantage for the start of the 2017 season.
 
“Joe first tested with us at Rye House and straight away impressed us all. Not only is he very fast but his attitude and approach to racing is what really took our attention. Racing with us for the remainder of 2016 is a great way to learn the key tracks in the UK before committing to larger race program in 2017.”
 
Árón Smith Team BMR Kart Team
 
 BMR Karting Joe Holmes

“I am absolutely over the moon to join the Team BMR Kart Team. I’m getting to race with one of the best teams in British Karting while also getting the mentorship of the Team BMR Academy. The academy offers something that no other team could give me and will put me in a great position to find a career in Motorsport.”
 
Joe Holmes
 
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Jack Golding ready for 2016
Team BMR have expanded into the UK’s leading kart championship with the latest signing of Jack Golding. Jack will race with Team BMR in the LGM championship and selected club meetings throughout 2016 using the latest Octane Chassis.

Jack has proved his pedegree in the Easy Kart Championship, finishing 3rd in 2014 and Vice Champion in 2015. In 2014 Jack also took part in the Easy Kart World Finals and finished a strong 6th place out of a grid of sixty of the best Easy Kart drivers in the world. Another highlight of Jack’s racing career came in 2015 when he won the coveted Easy Kart ‘E’ plate and now for 2016 his focuses is solely on the BMR Touring Kart Championship;

Jack Golding “I really like the concept of what BMR are offering with the championship, it’s like nothing else in karting and gives drivers a chance to progress up the motorsport ladder. Obviously my ultimate goal is to win the championship and stay with BMR throughout my career in racing. The prize fund was what first interested me in the championship and after testing one of the karts I knew that this championship was for me.”

Aron Smith – Championship Coordinator “It’s great to have Jack signed up so early as I really do think he will be in contention to win the championship. We’ve had Jack at our workshop over the past few days to learn from our mechanics and see how the championship winning BTCC team operates. He’s a great addition to the BMR Touring Kart Championship and is exactly what we are looking for in a driver.”

BMR Karting Jack Golding
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Team BMR win at Kimbolton
The new BMR Team showed that they mean business this year after taking victory at the Kimbolton LGM shakedown meeting last weekend. Benefiting from the both the previous experience of Chris Rogers and Ben Platten combined with the wealth of experience of the championship winning British Touring Car team they have turned out to be one of the most competitive X30 teams this season.
 

Juniors

Axel La Flamme – 1st
Axel La Flamme has come on leaps and bounds since joining the team and took what a somewhat surprise victory in the Junior X30 class.
After qualifying 3rd in his group Axel took a 3rd and 2nd in the heats to put him on the front row for the final alongside reigning vice World Champion, Callum Bradshaw. Axel got a perfect start and was able to hold position. From there he chased the vice World Champion down before passing him on lap 6. Once passed Axel drove a perfect race making no mistakes and left Bradshaw for dead eventually winning by 2.3 seconds.
 
Morgan Porter – 13th (New lap Record!)
Whave all eyes on him come LGM after he smashed the lap record at Kimbolton.
Surprisingly, Morgan did not have a good qualifying and was 10th in his group meaning he would have to start down the order for the heats but from there on in he was the quickest Junior X30 kart on track all day!

Team BMR win at Kimbolton
 
In his first heat he came from 20th to 9th in just 13 laps and set a time of 42.55, which was two tenths quicker than any other kart! n heat two he made an astonishing 18 places coming from 20th to 2nd but was given a 10 second penalty from a dropped down front bumper which put him back in 15th place. On a positive note he again set the fastest lap of the race with a 42.44 which was three tenths quicker than any other kart! That was also a new lap record for Kimbolton, something that may not be beaten any time soon. Morgan started 19th in the final and was able to work his way through to 13th over the course of the race in what was a grid full of the UK’s best drivers. Yet again he set the fastest lap, this time a 42.58 which was a tenth quicker than anyone else!
 
Harry Platten – 5th
The ever consistent Harry Platten also had a solid weekend as he attempts to recover from an unfortunate opening round to his LGM campaign.
 
Harry qualified 7th in his group before making 14 places in two heats to finish 10th and 7threspectively. This put him on the outside of row 4 of the final. Like Axel, Harry was able to hold position at the start and from there he slowly picked his way through what was a hugely competitive field to finish 5th within 2 seconds of 2nd place Bradshaw.
 
Thomas Pegram – 8th
Thomas made a great start to the day qualifying 5th in group, which was a sign of good things to come.
Heat 1 saw Thomas make an impressive 8 places to finish 6th place which made him the second highest mover in the whole field! Heat two didn’t quite to plan as Thomas had to recover from a bad start, but he made the most of a bad situation and was able to fight his way back through to 14thplace showing great lap times.
 
Despite a fairly average heat two, Thomas had qualified 9th for the final and more importantly on the inside row, which can sometimes play it’s part!
However, Thomas was unlucky at the start and dropped back a couple places to 11th but it wasn’t long before he was on the move!
Over the 15 laps he was able to get himself up to 8th place and was ensued in a close battle for 6th. Unfortunately, on this occasion 8th was the best he could do, but that’s still a fantastic result and he again showed quick lap times and was quicker than four drivers ahead of him!
 
 

Seniors

Jack Golding – 23rd
As they say, sometimes it’s just not meant to be. There can’t be a better example of that saying than the day Jack had at Kimbolton last weekend.
Jack’s qualifying didn’t quite go to plan and he was classified down in 24th place but with two heats coming up it was certainly no disaster.
In heat one Jack made great progress making 9 places to finish 16th place but was given a 10 second penalty after the race for his front bumper. He had however, improved his pace and was now matching the top 10!
 
Heat two saw Jack come through to 20th, but again he was given a 10 place penalty for his front bumper along with 7 other drivers! That dropped him to 22nd but he again improved on pace and was now matching the likes of Brett Ward who finished 3rd.
It then came the final and starting on the outside of row 12 was always going to be a tough task in the class of the Senior X30 grid. But Jack kept a positive attitude and drove through to 15th place and was again matching the likes of Brett Ward for pace who finished 5th. However, he was hit with another 10 second penalty dropping him to 23rd.
A weekend to forget in terms of results but in terms of pace very positive.
 
Images courtes of:
Stu Stretten Media
Chris Walker, Kartpix
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