Darkside Motorsport


Here at Darkside, Motorsport is the proving ground for our performance products. No matter how much abuse you give your vehicle on the road, nothing compares to the stresses of even a few laps on the track.
This is why we test as many of our products as possible in this environment to ensure they will be fit for purpose. Over the years we have had success in several formulae of circuit racing, and also in drag racing, as a result of our constant push for performance and reliability.
Below is a summary of our plans for 2022, with links to the vehicle specifications, race calendar, previous successes, best lap times, our great sponsors and detailed information on the race series we are entered in.

Vehicles

Race

Track

Drag

Previous Vehicles

2022 Calendar

Previous Success

  • 2019 - Trackday Championship Winners - Overall and Class B - Seat Ibiza TDI
  • 2019 - Worlds Fastest FWD Diesel 1/4 Mile - Santa Pod Raceway - Seat Arosa TDI
  • 2019 - Birkett Relay - 2nd in Handicap
  • 2020 - Trackday Championship & SuperCup - 2 Race wins (part season due to restrictions) - VW Golf TDI
  • 2021 - Trackday Championship Winners - Overall and Class B - VW Golf TDI
  • 2021 - SuperCup Winners - Class A and 3rd Overall - VW Golf TDI
  • 2021 - Birkett Relay - 1st Class B - 7th Scratch / 18th Handicap - VW Golf TDI & Audi TT TFSI

Laptimes

Fastest Lap Times

Blyton Park


1:08.44

1:07.49

Brands Hatch GP


1:42.33

1:47.81

Brands Hatch Indy


52.8

53.24

55.51

Cadwell Park


1:37.18

Castle Combe


1:16.96

Croft


1:32.81

Donington GP


1:44.09

1:52.66

Donington National


1:16.62

1:21.578

1:25.62

Oulton Park


1:54.13

1:59.76

Silverstone National


1:06.30

1:08.55

Silverstone GP


2:23.64

2:22.21

2:32.765

2:32.24

2:31.67

Snetterton 200


1:21.24

Snetterton 300


2:10.27

2:12.41

2:18.14

Zandvoort


2:03.96

Partners / Sponsors

Without our partners, our racing exploits wouldn't be possible. We appreciate everything they do for us and in return we are able to offer a wide variety of hospitality opportunities. That could be passenger rides in our Race cars at a track day, Experience days in our Overland vehicles or simply a sticker on one of our cars! Each partner has specific wants and needs and its up to us at Darkside Developments to fulfil those needs in the best possible way. Racing is the best form of professional networking with like minded individuals, many lucrative business deals have taken place in the racing paddock, some totally unrelated to the automotive world!

If you or your company would like to work with Darkside developments or just has some marketing budget to spend, please contact us and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

All Partners have access to our exclusive membership group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/darksidemotorsportvip/) where you will be kept up to date with our latest results, behind the scenes content and much more!

What can we give back -

  • Race Hospitality - Truck, Tickets, meals
  • Passenger rides
  • Experience in Overland vehicles
  • Race Support
  • Race Car builds
  • Tuition
  • Socials - Tags, Shout outs, Product reviews (relevant only)

Social Media

Series for 2022

Format

25 minutes of qualifying leads into a ‘winner takes all’ Super Pole shoot out for the top ten, setting the grid for race one. Teams of one or two drivers will then battle it out over two 20 minute races, with the results of the first race dictating the grid for the second.

Four classes – four class winners
Championship Class Winners will receive a prize drive as part of a team in a select EnduroKA race weekend.

Classes

X - 241 - 300 bhp/tonne
S - 206 - 240 bhp/tonne
A - 176 - 205 bhp/tonne
B - Up to 175 bhp/tonne

Guest/Invitation Class: Any other Production and Production based Saloon, Hatchback and Sports car that have been given permission to join the championship or single event.

Regulations:

  • Meet the basic Motorsport UK standards for safety
  • No more than 300 bhp per tonne
  • Minimum weight of 600kg (post-race and with driver)
  • Forced Induction vehicles in the championship are subject to regulations regarding additional ballast
  • 4WD vehicles are not permitted
  • Aerodynamic devices are permitted, in terms of fixed rear wings/diffusers and front splitters only.

Power (measured at the wheels) is tested using the MINI Challenge / Total Track Dyno that will be present at all rounds during the season. Competitors must have a Dyno test before entering the series.

Tyres

Tyres must be either 4 matching Yokohama A052 / Dunlop Direzza / Nankang AR-1 / MRF ZTR - All tyres must be the same and supplied via Darkside Developments.

Format

Races are typically 100mins or 120mins, occasionally with a 180min race per season. Three drivers can share a three hour race and remain competitive since there are two mandatory pitstops.

One or two drivers, running one car (relay teams can enter as Invitational), with refuelling as required in a single three minute minimum mandatory pitstop.

Classes

A - 300bhp/tonne
B - 240bhp/tonne
C - 180bhp/tonne
I - Invitational (at organisers' discretion)

Regulations

  • Meet the basic Motorsport UK standards for safety
  • No more than 300 bhp per tonne
  • Minimum weight of 520kg (post-race and without driver)
  • For the purpose of calculating minimum weight turbo diesels will have their maximum power figure multiplied by 1.05
  • 4WD vehicles are not permitted
  • Aerodynamic devices are permitted, in terms of fixed rear wings/diffusers and front splitters only.

Power (measured at the flywheel) is measured as per MAHA Dynamometer calibration - a list of approved MAHA operators can be found in the regulations. Scrutineering spot checks will be carried out via the 750MC's own MAHA mobile rolling road.

Tyres

Motorsport UK list 1A/1B/1C only (no slicks permitted).