Josh Smith pictured competing in the 750 Motor Club’s joint races for their Bikesports and Sports 1000 championships. Image captured at Snetterton on July 18, 2020 by 750 Motor Club’s photographer Jonathan Elsey

750 Motor Club’s RLM Racing-backed Bikesports Championship is on track to enjoy a record-breaking weekend at Silverstone this weekend (August 22 & 23). This second double-header event of the 2020 season currently boasts a 32-car entry, the biggest the championship has seen in its history, including a healthy number of newcomers.

The Bikesports Championship has grown in recent years, with grid numbers soaring, but this year has seen it flourish with a surge of new drivers. This combined with many Bikesports regulars from recent seasons has created a superb number of registrations for 2020, as the UK’s best-supported sports-racing car championship.

A number of familiar faces have returned to the championship this season, including reigning Class A champion Josh Smith (Radical PR6), who returns to defend his title along with a number of fellow drivers under his RJ Motorsport banner. Following a dominant performance in Class C last year – during which he was challenging for and achieving overall race wins – Scott Mittell has made the switch to Class A for 2020, in a bid to fight for overall title honours in his Mittell MC-41R machine.

New faces include circuit racing stalwart Norman Lackford, who joined Bikesports at Snetterton last month in his Radical PR6, at 75 years of age and now in his 51st year of competition. Former Radical race winner Martin Brooks also joined the championship this season and will be looking to challenge for class and overall race victories at Silverstone.

Dave Krayam (Radical Prosport) is another new face this year, along with fellow Speedtec Motorsport drivers Richard Gillman, Robert Gillman and John Gillman, all of whom will be on the grid at Silverstone. Krayem’s career stems from Group N Touring Cars back in 1988, through to various GT machinery.

There will be plenty of action on circuit across both days at Silverstone, all of which will be streamed live on the 750 Motor Club website (, courtesy of Alpha Live Productions. The weekend also marks the start of the season for the Club’s premier endurance championship, Club Enduro, and the Roadsports Series – boasting two of the expected five capacity grids amongst 11 different 750 Motor Club formulae on track.