British Army Race Team – Inter Services Champions
One third of Army racers are Royal Signals’ soldiers
The British Army Race Car Team (BARCT) race against the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force in a series known as the Armed Forces Race Championship (AFRC). To bolster the grids further, veterans and civilians are invited to race alongside (a grid consists of 30+ race cars). The British Army Motorsport Association (BAMA) is the overarching body for BARCT which currently consists of 14 drivers, five of whom are Royal Signals soldiers.
Usually culminates in a track day
The season typically starts in February with an AGM where we discuss the year ahead and review the previous season. New sponsors, car liveries and series changes are all brought up at the meeting. The day usually culminates in a track day at Abingdon air field, which the team are privy to.
Winning ways at Silverstone – home of F1
The 2016 season saw BARCT race at Donnington GP, Croft Circuit, Snetterton 300 and Rockingham Speedway with the six hour endurance race held at the prestigious Silverstone International (F1 layout) Circuit.
In 2016 BARCT were crowned service champions with the triumphant five-man team consisting of three Royal Signals soldiers.
Your turn? BARCT is open to any rank and all capbadges
More than just racing
The sport can be quite costly but for those that do not want to race there is still scope to get involved with the team and work as pit crew, an essential and valued role and something which is always needed.
Interested in finding out more? Contact Cpl Dan Tedstone via DII or using the form below.
Contact Royal Signals Motor Sport