F2 World Championships to come to Somerset

PUBLISHED: 18:00 05 September 2018

Weston's Chris Mikulla will compete in the BriSCA F2 World Championships. Picture: Lime Jelly Photography.

Weston's Chris Mikulla will compete in the BriSCA F2 World Championships. Picture: Lime Jelly Photography.

Lime Jelly Photography.

The eyes of the stock car racing world will be on the Mendip Hills this month when the 2018 BriSCA F2 World Championships comes to town.

Leading drivers from around the UK and overseas will be competing for the prestigious world title at the hill-top race track near Cheddar on Saturday, with one of Weston’s own looking to take home the title on his home turf.

Chris Mikulla will represent Somerset alongside six other West Country drivers at the race.

Formula 2 stock cars are high-speed, purpose-built racing cars with bumpers.

Part of the action is pushing an opponent aside when the opportunity arises, creating one of the most exciting spectacles in motorsport.

The big race brings together the leading British drivers, who have qualified through a series of qualifying rounds and semi-finals, and overseas stars, including defending champion Wim Peeters of the Netherlands.

Mikulla will not only have Peeters to best but also Britain’s best chances at taking gold including Scottish duo Gordon Moodie and Chris Burgoyne who qualified on the front row.

Promoter and former world finalist Graham Bunter said: “This will be the biggest event we have held at the raceway. Formula 2 is one of the most popular forms of motorsport in the country, and this is the year’s most important event.

“We are expecting a fantastic evening of racing with fans and drivers from around the country and overseas.”

There will be timed lap trials to determine the grid positions for the 10 overseas drivers, and a further six places on the grid will be available through a last-chance consolation race, creating a packed field of 36 cars for the big event.

In addition to the main race there will be a full programme of supporting races including BriSCA F2s and the historic Heritage F2s, which recreate the racing days of the 1960s.

The meeting starts at 5pm and tickets, priced £10-25, can be bought on the day at the gate.

There is further racing at the track on Sunday with F2 stock cars, saloon stock cars and the Reliant Robins world cup.

It will all be taking place at the Mendip Raceway off Warrens Hill Road in Shipham.

For more information, visit www.mendipsraceway.com

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