Porsche Club
NSSCC Northern Sportscar and Saloon Championship
Porsche Open
Welsh racing Drivers Association

Welcome to dbRacing

This is a website telling the story of the racing seasons of David Botterill ( hence dbRacing ) and other things Porsche.

Inside the site you can find out about the cars that I own, read my own version of what happened in the race reports, see other competitors with their cars and join our discussion forums. There's even a few video clips.

2004 was a good season for me. In its first year in the NSSCC I took second in class in the 944 turbo, and despite a recurring fuelling problem in the 924GT I was in second place in the Porsche Club series right until the final round, ultimately fininshing fourth arter a bizarre failure in the penultimate race. We believe that the 924GT is finally sorted and the 944 turbo will be running on new suspension for 2005.

Porsche Club Championship

The Porsche Classic was swept along with other changes in Porsche racing in 2003 and many of the newer cars are now eligible including 944S2, 3.2 Carrera and 968 models. For the moment the 964 is excluded as is the 944 turbo. There are no changes for 2005, but initial signs are that a number of regular competitors are leaving the series, but young blood is coming to take their place.

Here are the provisional race dates for 2005 as announced on January 25th, and I'm please to say that the Championship is visiting a much broader range of circuits than we saw last year, including Spa and Croft again.

Snetterton April 9th/10th - Double header
Silverstone April 24th
Castle Combe May 2nd
Oulton Park May 14th
Spa June 12th/13th
Donington Park June 19th
Rockingham July 2nd/3rd
Thruxton August 20th/21st
Brands Hatch August 27th/28th
Croft September 24th/25th

You can click on the link to the PCGB site on the links page to get updates on championship positions and other competitors.

Northern Sports and Saloon Car Championship

The NSSCC is a race series based around the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire. The series, which is open to pretty much any type of car attracts good fields of competitors. Technical regulations are few and it gives a good chance to compete against cars of very different characteristics.

Last year I still manged to finish second in class B, despite having to start from the back of the grid on more than one occasion. In 2000 I won Class D, and was awarded the John Blades Trophy for my exploits during the 2001 season. The championship is very strong, becoming more popular with each year and with that popularity the field is becoming more professional with correspondingly larger budgets. Sponsors please note.

The provisional race calendar for 2005 is as follows:

Knockhill April 24th
Oulton Park May 14th
Mallory Park May 29th
Knockhill June 12th
Croft June 25th/26th
Cadwell Park July 10th
Donington Park July 23rd/24th
Croft August 13th/14th
Croft August 27th/28th - Double header
Croft September 10th/11th
Croft September 24th/25th - Double header

Porsche Open & Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship

The Porsche Open is a series organised by the Porsche Club GB, and is "open", hence its name, to Porsche of any type or description without technical restriction. It therefore is the place to see the more exotic and modified Porsche eg 935 and supercharged 964s etc. After a few years apart, the Open and Club championships ran separately. Now they are usually run at the same meetings. There are 4 classes, based on simple power to weight ratios, which also reflect the degree of modification from standard.

Following the decision to make the Porsche Cup a single class championship, the Porsche Open is the now the only place for the other Cup cars, eg 964, 944 Turbo, 993 to race within the Porsche Club.

The Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship is organised by the Welsh Racing Drivers Association and caters for a multitude of different types of car including saloon cars, sports racing cars, motorcycle engines cars and even has a special class for rally cars.

Provisional 2005 dates for WRDA as announced at The Autosport Show are

Pembrey April 16th/17th
Silverstone April 30th
Pembrey May 21st/22nd
Pembrey June 11th/12th
Thruxton July 24th
Mallory Park August 7th
Pembrey August 13th/14th
Pembrey August 24th/25th
Silverstone October 1st
Pembrey October 15th/16th

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