A Macclesfield company is the mastermind behind a new concept in motor racing for older racing drivers.
Series Elite is a one-make racing series with a lower-age restriction of 50, drivers taking to the track in the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR.
Series Elite will target high net-worth individuals, offering a racing opportunity to both amateurs and more experienced racers.
Drivers will be provided with training, testing and race experience needed to compete in the new series with their cars stored and prepared at a centralised team facility.
This new series will kick off with its inaugural race weekend at Brands Hatch race circuit on October 27 and 28 this year, headlining a BARC race schedule, followed by a full championship in 2019.
Series Elite will visit Silverstone, Donington, Brands Hatch and Rockingham in the UK and an international finale event at the end of the season.
The race car for the championship, the recently unveiled Jaguar F-TYPE GT4, is newly designed and built specifically to the series specifications.
Macclesfield-based Totally Motorsport Group Holdings, a consortium experienced in business and the motorsport industry, is led by long-time motorsport entrepreneur Graeme Glew, who has developed the concept and will oversee its launch and development in the coming months.
Glew says: “There is no series that caters specifically for older drivers who want to compete at a high level with like-minded racers.
“We’re filling this gap with Series Elite supported by Jaguar’s race car expertise.
“Our competitors will own their own cars, but all the other aspects of going racing – preparing the cars, transporting them, arranging hospitality, travel and accommodation – will be arranged for them.”
Series Elite is also unique in offering competitors the chance to take part in several exclusive events and activities.
These activities, often in collaboration with Jaguar and organised away from the track, include ice driving experiences, attending sporting events, exclusive dinners, selected corporate social responsibility and charity events.