With the close of a thrilling 2021 season, Britcar’s plans for 2022 have been announced. The status of the Championship has been upgraded by Motorsport Uk to National level. This means the Britcar Endurance Championship will now be the British Endurance Championship.
It’s not just a name change, as the races will be increased in length. The weekend format will be changing from two, one hour races, to one, two hour race. This change brings the championship more inline with the Endurance moniker.
Along with the change of format, the Praga’s, which were racing alongside the Endurance classes, will now be raced in a separate Championship with two races one on the Saturday and the other on Sunday. At the end of the year the winner will receive their very own Praga R1 and Praga look like they will be maintaining their guest driver program with the likes of Jimmy Broadbent and Miles Lacey impressing during the 2021 season.
A European event is on the cards for the Praga Championship but has yet to be confirmed.
The provisional calendar for the season has been announced with two events at The Grand Prix layout at Silverstone and the prospect of another exciting finale at Donington.
12th March – Silverstone Grand Prix
2nd April – Oulton Park
14th May – Snetterton (3 Hours)
18th June – Silverstone Grand Prix
20th August – Donington National
22nd October – Donington Grand Prix
The Praga Championship will support the British Endurance Championship at most of these events. The Trophy Championship which runs on the Sunday will also be run at most of these events but will also have the addition of an event held at Croft instead of Oulton Park.
A non-championship, night race will be held at the end of the year at Brands Hatch as well.
Speaking to Claire Hedley at Brands Hatch earlier this month she had this to say
“Very exciting plans for 2022, we’ve been running this championship now for five years as a normal standard club championship, but the decision was to become a British Championship by approaching the Motorsport Uk governing body of Motorsport”.
“It will go up a level in the make of cars, GT3 inquiries, challenge cars and then we are also splitting our Class four, which will be the GT4 and the TCR cars so it will be a separate class for both. So we will have six classes next year, so all others no major change but a huge jump in status”