Motorsport at Richardson Ford
What is Time Attack?
A time attack is a type of motorsport where the race cars compete against a clock. Each car is timed through one circuit of the track. The competitors run together, in classes and are on circuit simultaneously. The person that posts the fastest time in the 15 or 20 minute timed session wins, which is the same scenario as the qualifying session for F1.
Time Attack Competition Car Classes
Time Attack is about turning up to a track and attacking it for the quickest time you can achieve from your car. It is open to all manufacturers and drive train layouts so whether its a standard front wheel drive Vauxhall to a four wheel drive Audi, we have a class suitable for varying degrees of tuning and modification. The classing system is designed to roughly categorise cars which are of similar layout, power, modification and most importantly speed and time around a track in order to create competitive classing and a safe environment for those in each class. The cars are categorise by the modifications, what they are, what potential they have and how far removed from a standard car they are which can unusual and after 9 years of categorising a sport which is all about time, not winning a race – it is the only way to provide the classing for the cars that compete. There are many varied cars and drivers but all have the same challenge – how to kill the clock and nail down the quickest time possible.
The chart below provides a quick reference guide that briefly describes the 2015 class structure.
Richardson Ford is the proud main sponsors of Marc Donnelly. Marc is the Time Attack Championship 2013 & 2014 FWD Club Class Champion
Name: Donnelly Racing
About: Driver: Marc Donnelly
Team: Adam Cleland, Stuart Perry & Graham Frodsham.
All long term members of the East Yorkshire Ford RS Owners Club.
TA Entry Details
Class: Club FWD
Competition number: 76
Hometown: Goole (East Yorkshire)
DOB: 3rd January 1976
Family status: Married to Karin, Father to Lucy
Competition history: Time Attack 2013 & 2014, occasional hillclimbing in 2010, 2011 & 2012.
Richardson Ford of Driffield & Bridlington (Main
The Ford RS Owners Club
GS Motorsport (Ford & RS Specialist of Beverley)
AET Turbo’s / AET Motorsport
Will Pedley Racing
Cobra Sport Exhausts
East Coast Sales of Goole (Decals, teamwear etc)
TS Motors of Goole
Type: Ford Escort
Engine: 2 litre Zetec Turbo (Mk1 Focus RS Engine)
Transmission: MTX 75 (MK1 Focus RS) Plate Motorsport Diff
Suspension: RS1600i front / RS Turbo Series 2 rear / MEF custom adjustable parts & Gaz Gold Coilovers
Shell/Aero: Fully Seam Welded shell, 6 point bolt in cage with additional triangulation to front turrets and tied in to “A” Pillars. Series RS Turbo Bodykit with heavily modified arches.RS1700T Tailgate with adjustable wing. Front Splitter.
Interior: Flocked Dash, Bucket Seats.
Tyres: Toyo 888
Other mods: So many we’ve forgotten – nearly 10 years worth!
Time Attack 2013 Club Fwd Champion
Time Attack 2014 Club Fwd Champion
Statistics from two years of Time Attack:
12 Events Completed
2 Class Championships (2013 & 2014)
48 session starts with 48 finishes (100% reliability)
5 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds & one fourth place from those 12 events
This Season: Hopefully a 3rd consecutive title!
Facebook links: Donnelly Racing: https://www.facebook.com/DonnellyRacing