Motorsports


Westcountry racer Chris Harris speaks with Andy Mitchell about his time racing for the Exeter Falcons Chris Harris cannot have many regrets about his career but one missed opportunity with Exeter sticks in his mind – not least because “it will never happen again”. The Cornish born flyer, who would become a three-time British champion …

Andy Mitchell speaks with 2000 world champion Mark Loram about racing for the much missed Exeter Falcons. Mark Loram had a happy knack of winning at most places but admits he and his colleagues always had a helping hand at Exeter. The 2000 world champion and three-time British champion is probably best known for his …

As a driver working with a Formula One team, Jamie Chadwick is living every aspiring racer’s dream – but she insists that she must earn her spot on the grid when the chance comes, writes Andrew Clayton. Bath-born Chadwick was snapped up by motorsport titan Williams last year as a development driver, just one highlight …

West Country racing star Jamie Chadwick has cycled an extraordinary 100 miles in one day for charity, writes Andrew Clayton. The 21-year-old, who was born in Bath and grew up in Gloucestershire, covered the distance on her indoor bicycle set-up earlier this week to raise funds for Hope for Tomorrow, who provide mobile chemotherapy vehicles …

Cornish racing starlet Tommy Foster is ready for the next step in his career, as he eyes a chance to compete on some of the most famous circuits in the world, writes Andrew Clayton. The 18-year-old is currently abiding government lockdown rules by staying in his house and putting the hours into his racing simulator, …

Somerset’s up-and-coming Formula One star Lando Norris braved the shave for charity this week after raising over £9,000. The 20-year-old, who was born in Bristol and grew up in Glastonbury, has been out of action since pre-season testing after organisers cancelled the first eight rounds of the 2020 F1 season over the Covid-19 pandemic. Although …

THE RACING at Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club was as hot as the track temperature which nudged 41 degrees under glorious blue skies last weekend. With the biggest entry list of the year, 96 drivers descended on the track which sits alongside the bustling aerodrome at Dunkeswell. The racing spanned the whole day with drivers aged …

THE FIRST two hill climb meetings of the season at Wiscombe Park provided a stern challenge for all the drivers. Two passages of a mechanical road sweeper removed much of the winter detritus but the track surface offered little grip particularly during the practice runs for the Saturday event. Such issues did not deter Ben …