The new management arrangement, in the form of Hedley Cowell Events Ltd. — owned by Claire Hedley, head of Britcar's operations for 13 seasons — has taken over management of the Britcar series, which has been a staple of British motorsports for years.
Britcar has scheduled five races this year for the prototype series — including two circuits used by the WEC, Silverstone GP Spa Francorchamps in Belgium — as a prelude to organizing six to eight events in 2017. Four of the 2016 races will be one-hour events, plus one two-hour race.
Cars will be categorized in one of four classes based on relative performance.
James Bailey, PR and communications director for Dunlop Motorsport EMEA, said, “British motorsport is very important to us and we hope to be able to keep the spirit alive for this sport through our strong partnerships with championships like the Dunlop Endurance Championship. We will support the championships with marketing initiatives and products from our successful portfolio and hope to see a thriving grid for the 2016 season.”