Praga Vehicles joins SCD as Official Racing Associate.
Praga Vehicles has been confirmed as Supercar Driver’s first ever ‘Official Racing Associate’ and has agreed a partnership for 2021 that can see the 114-year-old model’s racing karts and R1 racing automobile take to the monitor at a lot of SCD occasions.
Not solely that, however Praga has additionally provided SCD’s very personal Stig, Miles Lacey, a seat for the 2021 Britcar Endurance Championship representing SCD as a part of their visitor driver programme. Miles has already skilled the 2020 Britcar Endurance Championship-winning R1 at a chilly and damp Donington Park again in November 2020, watch the video right here.
“I’d wish to play it cool and act like these sorts of alternatives roll by means of the door every day, however I’d be a fraud. When the decision got here in from Praga providing a seat of their model new Praga R1 for a full season, I couldn’t consider my ears! Working intently with SCD for the previous few years, we’ve performed some great and wild issues alongside the best way, and to be requested to signify them within the Britcar Championship is an honour and a privilege.
“The emphasis on group spirit inside Praga is greater than refreshing; the help I’ve skilled already from Praga HQ and the guy SCD cohort has correctly revved me up for the journey forward. Relaxation assured I’ll give it completely all the things to do everybody proud and inform the story over the course of the season. It’s going to be a wild journey!”
Miles Lacey, Improvement Driver
What can SCD members count on from the Praga partnership?
As SCD’s Official Racing Associate, Praga is not going to solely fly the SCD flag at Britcar with Miles on the likes of Manufacturers Hatch, Silverstone and Donington Park, but in addition present distinctive entry to the R1 at SCD occasions and monitor days.
Praga’s objective is to safe two seats for SCD members within the deliberate Praga one-make race collection in 2022. Mark Harrison, Praga Vehicles UK Managing Director, mentioned;
“I’ve seen SCD develop since its launch and I’m actually happy to be working with Adam and his group, hopefully serving to them to even larger success of their second decade. Our ambition by means of this partnership is so as to add a brand new attraction for SCD members in 2021, then proceed into 2022 and past, finally rising the SCD presence on racing grids within the UK and overseas. The wonderful thing about Praga is that, as a karting model in addition to a championship-winning racing automobile producer, we provide numerous attraction throughout the generations, from children, by means of youngsters and as much as their mother and father and even grandparents”.
Mark Harrison, Praga Vehicles
As in 2020, the place the R1 featured at occasions comparable to SCD’s Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb and the Secret Meet, Praga will reveal the R1 at SCD’s track-based occasions and show the automobile the place monitor entry isn’t on the agenda. As well as, Praga can also be planning karting occasions for SCD members – Praga is without doubt one of the world’s main pro-kart producers – and can host a lot of drives and unique occasions for SCD members on the new UK headquarters close to Oulton Park in Cheshire.
SCD founder, Adam Thorby, mentioned;
“It goes with out saying that each one the group at SCD are excited in regards to the relationship with Praga Vehicles and watching it develop over the approaching months, each the racing with Miles on the helm and the alternatives out there to our members. For me, working immediately with the producer opens up all kinds of unique alternatives, far more than we’ve detailed on this communication. Praga proved final yr they might add some spice to proceedings and in 2021, they’re levelling up!”.
Adam Thorby, SCD Founder
Provisional Upcoming Occasions
Covid-permitting, extra information & dates coming quickly.
- SCD Stay with Mark Harrison at Praga Vehicles — Early March
- Praga HQ Meet & Drive — Mid March
- First Britcar race at Silverstone — Saturday twenty seventh March
- Karting occasion — Saturday nineteenth June
- Britcar Championship — SCD shows on the races
What else is there to be enthusiastic about?
Praga has plans away from the race monitor, so when SCD members go to the brand new Praga HQ, they are going to see Praga’s numerous vary of merchandise that embrace luxurious carbon tables and sim racing rigs. Praga may also invite SCD members to unique occasions to probably meet a few of Praga’s attention-grabbing mates comparable to ex-Method 1 driver Romain Grosjean, iconic automobile designer Frank Stephenson, and a few of Miles’ Britcar challengers together with ex-SAS adventurer and explorer Jay Morton (pictured beneath) and W Sequence racer, Abbie Eaton.