Articles by: Steven Batey

  • Misano 06-07.05.2017. GT4series Brand Hatch. Photo: Chris Schotanus

    Strong European performance from Graham at Brands Hatch

    May 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Northumberland-based driver Matty Graham earned a podium finish in the GT4 European Series Northern Cup at Brands Hatch on May 8. Graham, from Stamfordham in Northumberland, competed in the UK round of the European GT4 series aboard a McLaren 570s – the same car he competes with in the British […]

  • Middleton, 17, embarks on his first season in the GT4 class.

    Strong opening weekends for Middleton and Graham at Oulton Park

    April 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Both Stuart Middleton and Matthew Graham earned podium finishes at the opening two rounds of the 2017 British GT Championship on Easter Monday. Middleton, from Ashington, and Graham, who lives in Stocksfield, both had strong results in the GT4 class of the UK’s largest GT championship at the Oulton Park […]

  • The tournament took place in Great Yarmouth, an 11 hour round trip from Sunderland.

    Sunderland make encouraging BUCS Pool Tournament debut

    March 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    University of Sunderland’s pool team made an encouraging debut at their first ever BUCS tournament in Great Yarmouth between February 22-26. The six-man team consisting of captain Adam Stanners, Aiden Proudman, Connor Kitson, Steven Batey, David Smith and Connor Upton made the trip down south and all had encouraging performances […]

  • The Roger Albert Clark Rally was formerly based in Sunderland.

    First Roger Albert Clark Rally heads to North East in 2017

    February 8, 2017 at 10:46 am

    The first details about the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally, which will feature stages in the North East, have emerged following the Autosport Show held at the NEC Arena in Birmingham on the weekend of January 14/15. The event, which is scheduled to return in November 2017 after a two-year […]

  • Audi TT cup

    Teesside-based father and son duo to enter both VW Championships

    February 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Simon Walton and son Owen will enter both the MIlltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup and the VAG Trophy in 2017 aboard two Audi TT’s. The Waltons, who are based in Sedgefield, will drive for the Swanflight team with cars that are being supplied by Teesside Audi and built by […]

  • Bell wins Jack Frost stages in thriller at Croft circuit

    Bell wins Jack Frost stages in thriller at Croft circuit

    January 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Graeme Bell won the 2017 Jack Frost stages in association with Cartersport this week ahead of Rob Snowden and Mark Jasper. Bell and co-driver Russ Radford won the event at Croft Circuit near Darlington in their Proton Satria Neo, 30 seconds ahead of second-placed Snowden. Despite the large finishing margin, Bell didn’t […]

  • Smith in action

    Smith Soars to Croft Christmas Stages success

    January 6, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Guy Smith won the Swift Signs Christmas Stages Rally at Croft Circuit on December 27 ahead of Paul Swift and Graeme Bell. Former Le Mans winner Smith with co-driver Patrick Walsh, dominated throughout the day winning six out of the eight stages driving a Ford Focus WRC. Smith’s main opposition, number […]

  • Bridlington’s proctor gets BTCC chance with Power Maxed Racing

    Bridlington’s proctor gets BTCC chance with Power Maxed Racing

    December 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Bridlington driver Senna Proctor will move into the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for 2017, driving for Power Maxed Racing. The 18-year- old, who has competed in the Ginetta Junior and Renault Clio Cup championships in recent seasons, will drive a new for 2017 manufacturer-backed Vauxhall Astra. After an introduction […]

  • Teesside-based Camish steps up to Supercup in 2017 alongside British campaign

    Teesside-based Camish steps up to Supercup in 2017 alongside British campaign

    December 12, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Defending double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Daniel Camish will move up to the international Supercup series in 2017, as well as re-entering the UK series with North East-based Redline Racing. Yorkshireman Cammish will drive in his new series for the 2016 championship winners Lechner Racing Team, who took German […]

  • Richmond’s Coates stays at Ciceley Motorsport for 2017

    Richmond’s Coates stays at Ciceley Motorsport for 2017

    December 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Richmond-based driver Max Coates will stay in the Renault UK Clio Cup for 2017, driving again for Ciceley Motorsport. After stop-start seasons in recent years in series, including the British Touring Car Championship and Michilen Ginetta GT4 Supercup, 2016 saw Coates win the Graduates Cup for young drivers new […]