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BRSCC Avon Tyres National FF1600 Tourist Trophy Titles Decided

Ross Martin and John Svensson have won the Tourist Trophy in their National Pro and National Club classes respectively.

Whilst Team Dolan’s Martin is focussing on victory in the overall championship he said “It is always good for me and the team to have our hard work and efforts rewarded with some silverware.

“A personal highlight for me and my family was taking maximum points at Croft, which is one of the three races which count towards this trophy, so it comes with some great memories.

Now I just have to focus on scoring good points in the remaining two rounds to hold onto my lead in the National Pro Championship.”

Martin also congratulated the Club Class winner, John Svensson. The Belgian racer is a great supporter of the championship and it is fitting that he has taken the Club Class Tourist Trophy.

Svensson said about his victory “The set up of the championship means that competitors like me have the opportunity to win titles without necessarily having to commit to the cost of a whole season of racing.

“At the start of the season I wasn’t sure about the Tourist Trophy, but when we saw how much track time we would have at Anglesey we decided to make the journey over and then I did a deal with Cliff Dempsey Racing to enable me to race one of their cars at Kirkistown and secure the Tourist Trophy Victory.

“Racing is addictive and as I’m now also in a close battle for the Club Championship and Triple Crown it is hard to miss events.”

The Tourist Trophy is one of the opportunities offered by the BRSCC to offer the best value to drivers wanting to compete in this legendary series.

By having just three events of the championship counting it means that drivers with smaller budgets, along with those committed to a full season, have the opportunity to go for points and trophies.

The Tourist trophy is awarded to the National Pro and National Club Class drivers who have accumulated the most points from Anglesey, Croft and Kirkistown.

Dominic Ostrowski, Competitions Director at the BRSCC commented: “We know that the FF1600 Championship provides some of the best value single seater racing in the UK. However, we wanted to ensure that we offered the opportunity for drivers with different budgets and experience to still compete for points and trophies.

“Congratulations to Ross and to John for their victory and we look forward to presenting their trophies at the awards dinner. In the meantime, the National Pro, National Club, rookie class and Triple Crown have yet to be decided.”

In total there are five awards available within the championship: The headline event is the National-Pro Class Championship, but there is also a National Club Class offering a lower cost alternative which also favours drivers unable to attend all the races.

In addition, there is a Rookie Class winner award and then the two trophies where points from only certain events count; the Tourist Trophy and Triple Crown.

The final round of the Triple Crown takes place at Silverstone on the 14th – 15th September. Kevin Mills Racing’s Neil MacLennan currently leads the National Pro Class with Max Marzorati hoping to win the Club Class trophy.

Photographs courtesy of Bourne Photographic Creative Imagery: Ross Martin Tourist Trophy Pro Class winner celebrating maximum points score at Croft, John Svensson (No. 35) in the heart of the action, Ross Martin (No. 11) at the front of the FF1600 National pack

Photo of John Svensson, Tourist Trophy Club Class winner courtesy of Taylor Walsh


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