Fusion Back on the Track!
After five successful years of competing in the Porsche Club Championship, including being the first to win the championship in a Cayman and then in both eligible Porsche models, FormEvo Clark Racing is ready for the next challenge – The Britcar Trophy. With a new title sponsorship from FormEvo and a continued partnership with Fusion IT Management and their sister brand Expedite Law, EnablAI, and SP1 IT Solutions, the team is gearing up for the 2023 season with an all-new car – a Porsche 997.
The team is excited to be taking on endurance racing, a new and different challenge from the sprint racing they have dominated in the Porsche Club Championship. The Britcar Trophy offers a national championship with a multi-marque class structure, running across six rounds. With mandatory pit stops, grooved tires, and a minimum of double the track time per round, the team knows that strategy will be key to success.
The move into endurance racing requires a very different approach, and the team is focused on tyre management, consistency, and picking the on-track battles. For the driver, the biggest challenge will be driving to a lap time that provides the opportunity to win but looks after the car and its tyres. The team will also need to optimise the car, trimming weight where they can get the biggest gains versus investment, and testing on different tyres to maximize the car’s potential.
One of the biggest decisions the team will need to make is whether to run with aerodynamic aids. While these can offer some downforce, they can also introduce more drag, affecting the car’s straight-line speed. The team will need to analyse the data points collected from winter testing to make the optimal decision.
Fuel consumption considerations will also need to be taken into account, as the more fuel the team needs to replace during pit stops, the longer they will be on the stand refueling. This will need to be balanced with the optimal balance between performance and fuel consumption.
Of course, motorsport is full of variables, and many learning opportunities will only be possible in the race environment. The team will need to be agile, have the best tools for the job, and communicate quickly and effectively, identifying a clear decision-making process.
FormEvo Clark Racing, in association with its partners, is excited by the opportunities that the Britcar 2023 Season provides to build on a successful formula, learn a new discipline, and have a lot of fun in the process.
Mark these dates in your diaries, and join the team on their next adventure:
- Round 1: 26 March, Silverstone GP
- Round 2: 23 April, Brands Hatch Indy
- Round 3: 29 May, Oulton Park
- Round 4: 25 June, Silverstone GP
- Round 5: 17 September, Snetterton 300
- Round 6: 15 October, Donington GP
We look forward to a successful season!