The Monoposto Racing Club has played a large role in the introduction of modern motorbike engined single seaters to UK race circuits. Approximately ten years ago the club
The Monoposto Racing Club has played a large role in the introduction of modern motorbike engined single seaters to UK race circuits. Approximately ten years ago the club regulations permitted motorcycle engined cars to race as part of the 1800 class. At that time the 1200 grid contained Jedi, re-engined chassis and even one of the Gordon Murray designed, road going, Rockets.
The 1200 cars rapidly outpaced the other types in the 1800 class. This was recognised by setting up a Mono1200 class. At the time there were few purpose designed 1200 cars. Mono1200 regulations recognised this by being the only Monoposto class to allow new cars to race.
The Mono1000 & New Mono1400 class allows the club competitor to race a state of the art single seater with the advantage of having a manufacturer as backup. A 1000 motorcycle engine produces a light car, the minimum weight, including driver is over 100kg less than that of the other single seaters racing in the MRC. With approximately 160bhp available the power to weight ratio is 400bhp/tonne. The result is a lively, rewarding, seriously fast vehicle; these cars hold the outright lap record at some circuits.
The driving experience is up to the minute, with an engine that can rev to 13 000rpm, a sequential gearchange and downforce. Flat shifters and other refinements are available to those that desire them.
Any chassis may be used providing that it was manufactured before 2003. There is an approved list of new chassis. Any manufacturer of chassis, that they consider suitable, is free to approach the MRC and request that their chassis be added to the approved list. Home built chassis are permitted. During the 2008 season the Speads was well represented in this class and naturally Jedi were also present in numbers.
Motorcycle engines, like their donor motorcycles continue to evolve. For 2009 we have 2 classes the Mono 1000 as the 2008 mono1200 Free regs. Then the new mono1400 Standard engines up to 1400 and car & driver to 450KG. Any newcomers to the class would be wise to look at cars with stock engines.