Britcar is an Endurance Motor Racing series formed in 1997 as a result of a discussion in a Nürburgring bar between Willie Moore and James Tucker. Folklore has it that James Tucker and John Veness formed the organizing European Endurance & Racing Club (EERC) with a £10 note found on the ground. The foremost aim was the re-introduction of a 24-Hour Race in Britain.
2002 was the successful first year of competition and following tremendous growth in 2003, it attracted Sky Sports coverage in their Motor Sports section in 2004.
2005 was the first year of the Britcar 24-Hour Race, it was won by the Rollacentre Mosler of Martin Short and was followed by packed grids in 2006 season culminating in a capacity field for the 24-Hours.
2007 is the EERC's first year as a Motor Sports Association (MSA) approved Championship and, as well the now essential 24 hours, it also plays a supporting role to the British round of the A1 Grand Prix. The presenters of the well known British car show Top Gear took part in this years events, coming third of the diesel cars, and 39th overall.
Such is its current popularity that over-subscription now means that there are reserves waiting for grid positions.
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