If you read my previous post, you’ll know I passed my ARDS test earlier this month so I’m all set to go racing in 2018. But the search for the right option, be it ‘Arrive & Drive’ or buying my own race car is still ongoing.
It’s no secret that motorsport is not cheap – far from it! I recently found a brilliant quote on the equally brilliant website Driver61.com. They said:
“Welcome to the World Of Motorsport. Pick a budget you think you can afford and then, double it.”
Wise words that I will be keeping in mind as my plan for 2018 develops over the next few weeks.
I’d have loved to have raced a Ginetta G40 as in the photo above. These Arrive & Drive packages were being sold for £18,000 + VAT at the Autosport Show back in January. Well over budget this year I can confirm!
With the start of the season just around the corner, it won’t be long until we get to find out if I’ll make my target of being on the grid this spring.
My motorsport costs this year to date
|01/01/2018||MSA ‘Go Racing’ Starter Pack (ARDS)||£104|
|13/01/2018||Autosport International Show||£36|
|03/02/2018||ARDS Test @ Brands Hatch Indy Circuit||£270|
|03/02/2018||MSV Track Day @ Brands Hatch Indy Circuit||£179|
|18/02/2018||Test Day with Rogue Motorsport in MR2||£322.80|
|02/03/2018||Medical Examination for licence||£90|
|08/03/2018||BARC club membership||£122|
|09/03/2018||CTCRC club membership||£199|
|09/03/2018||OMP Race boots and socks||£145|
|14/03/2018||Silverstone Race Entry||£299|
|14/03/2018||Numbers for car||£21.50|
|14/03/2018||Hotel at Silverstone||£82|
One thing worth noting – no fuel costs have been added for the travelling between these events.
Stay tuned for this to officially become the longest blog post on this website!