Paddock Chat

The MG Cup promotes close racing but more importantly comradery amounts competitors with drivers helping other drivers in the paddock this should always be at the core of club racing.   We find this builds close bonds and enables drivers and their helpers enjoy the weekend more.   This however does not stop some very close racing.   That’s one of the reasons why the Championship will be going into its 31st Year in 2019.  Your will find below some of our driver’s experiences from racing in the MG Cup.   

Dale Reet Class A MG ZR 1600

Dale returns for his 2nd season in the MG Cup in his MG ZR 160 in class A  Date of Birth: 03.04.1980 – Hometown: Sleaford, Lincolnshire  – Occupation: Electrical Contractor  – Family Status: Married, 1son and 1 daughter  – Racing Debut: MG Cup @ Donington Park 2018

Peter Burchill Class C MGZS V6

Back again for another great seasons racing in the MG Cup, you will not find a better bunch of racers we play hard and race hard but most all enjoy our club motorsport.  Close classes, close clean racing and great paddock as Kayleigh says part of our MG Cup family. With such a mix of cars and drivers fwd/rwd/nasp/turbo its great fun.    Everyone lends ahand and ensure all cars get out if theres an issue.

New Driver for 2019 – Martin Hodge Class I Rover Tomcat

Martin joins the MG Cup as a novice in his Tomcat Turbo in the invitation class as he has been spotted in the paddock for the last few years helping fellow Tomcat racers.

New for 2019 – Phil Rigby Class A MGF VVC

Phi is a rank track beginner, apart from racing motorbikes (could we have champion in making), some years ago. Now retired, I thought I’d try 4 wheels…!

New for 2019 – Wayne Parker Class B Rover BRM

Wayne started in motorsport in 1990 in Sprint and Hillclimbs with an Austin Mini Special. 1n 1994 he moved up to circuit racing with the MG Metro Cup and was a regular competitor in class A until 1998, finishing 2nd in class in 1995 and 1996. He has also regularly competed in the 2-driver pit stop races that feature at the Silverstone Live weekend, often teaming up with Jonathan Agar over the years in his MG Metro, Rover Metro GTI or MG ZR.

In 2003, Wayne moved to rear wheel drive with a Jaguar XJS and raced in the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club XJS Championship, he also raced at the Spa 6 hours weekend. From 2005 to 2010, Wayne made occasional MG Metro Cup appearances in a Rover Metro GTI.

In 2017 Wayne took ownership of the Rover BRM that Jonathan Agar raced in MGCC events. In 2018 Wayne raced the car in some rounds of the 750MC Roadsports and CSCC Modern Classics championships, as well as returning to Sprints. In 2018, he also tookpart in the 750MC Birkett 6 hours at the end of the year.

Kayleigh Twigger Class C Rover Tomcat

I completed my first season 2018 , with only track day experience, I was welcomed straight in to the mgcup . I have made some great friends , we pull together whether needing parts , help or advise , it doesn’t matter whether your female or male your all welcome , come and have a go and join the mgcup family .

Ian Boulton Class B MGZR 170

I have completed two seasons racing in class B of the MG Cup and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. There are drivers from a huge range of ages and experience, but everyone gets on fantastically. If your car gets into trouble or is playing up there is always someone around to lend a hand or lend you some parts. I was even offered the loan of race cars by fellow competitors when my own was beyond repair. I have had really close races with drivers in class B and class C, there is always someone to race against regardless of whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran. In the MG Cup you will find a family of racers who look out for one another and love racing and a good party once the racing is over.