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106maxi.co.uk Race blog

I stumbled upon an interesting 106 website and blog the other day detailing a 106 Rallye owner going racing in the The BARC NW Centre Sports Saloon Championship this season. It’s interesting to see whats involved in going the extra mile and trying to get a car like the 106 competitive for racing.

The Championship is quite cheap to enter (relatively speaking!) with no registration fee and a discounted entry fee for entering a minimum number of rounds. With it being no contact racing, it should also help to keep repair costs down. Main costs are the car (obviously), rollcage, bucket seats, fire extinguisher and a few other mods to comply with the regs. Preferably you’d trailer the car to the track as well which means a trailer and tow car too but it’s not strictly a requirement.

The British Automobile Racing Club is really gaining popularity with enthusiasts and regularly organises races at venues in Britain including fantastic tracks like  Anglesey, Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and many more. The paddock tends to be crammed with car geeks and people happy to help in any way they can, theres usually a sense of comradeship since you’re all in the race together experiencing highs and lows.

This is definitely something I’d like to do later in life, keeping a specially prepared 106 in the garage and touring the cream of our country’s racetracks competing.

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