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2016-07-06 : The 16/17-season is starting!
Since photos have leaked from Ring Knutstorp from last weekend, SMV-Racing decided to issue this press release a little bit early.
SMV-Racing has secured a new sponsorship deal with Tag Heuer and will also drive the Toyota in the 16/17-season. We are very proud and excited for the upcoming season and will commence testing the new car very shortly.
2015-12-15 : Some new accessories
The hardware division of SMV Racing proudly presents a new addition to our team wheels.
2015-11-10 : The season has started
The first race weekend has passed, with mixed results. This year will be a tough one! Despite a bunch of new drivers, new cars and new tracks, the field is almost as tight after qualifying as the last races from last season.
2015-10-02 : New season, new car, but first!...
The new season is soon here, with new builds, new drivers and new cars. We are moving into a multi-car series based on the BTCC-rules, this time not only with the Honda, but also with Toyota and Chevrolet. Some drivers have taken a break, some left, and new ones joined us (as I'm writing this we have 19 on the list).
SMV as a team have had some major mechanical problems before the season start. During testing Mats' car lost power and as the mechanics went through it, they had to replace engine, drivetrain, everything. Once they were done with that, Johan's engine decided to give up in a cloud of oil and smoke, and the new engine will not arrive until just a few days before the RoC-LAN. Testing has been, to say the least, difficult. Soon though, we will be on the starting line with brand new cars.
First however, we are going to do do our annual Race of Champions LAN.
2015-04-16 : The Season is over.
This, the third season in g.i.r.l. for us in SMV Racing has had its' ups and downs, but in general it has been an amazing season with extremely tight racing throughout the entire field. When qualifying sessions end with all drivers within one second, you know it'll be tight, and still there has been very few accidents. We both had our fair share of problems, Mats a little more than Johan, and we missed a favourite track due to external circumstances. Mats made a bold statement refusing to race on a really badly converted track (the right thing to do!), which played no small part in that next season will see a better lineup of race venues. In the end we were only a few points away from both of us climbing in the table, but 9'th and 13'th are results to be proud of in this fierce resistance. Season 2014-2015, thank you, it was a blast! Season 2015-2016, we're ready..
2014-12-16 : Reorganisation of SMV Racing.
Press Release from SMV Racing, released Dec. 16'th 2014
Due to problems within the mechanical department which has resulted in unreliable cars, aborted races and recently failure to even start, SMV Racing has decided to reorganize the team. In this process we have had much help from D.Carnegie, now upgraded to our main sponsor.
Due to the time this reorganization will take, SMV Racing will not be participating in the race at Croft, but will return with a stronger team for the next race after that, at Snetterton.
These actions were forced as Mats car wasn't ready for start before this evening's race at Oulton Park, but discussions have been held before where the drivers have had unnecessary problems during the races. We are now very happy with this solution, and look forward to the remaining races.
The new SMV Honda will be unveiled shortly
2014-11-04 : Finally the season has started.
Reports will be posted under "Race Reports"
2014-11-03 : Last Practice done, first race tomorrow.
Due to severe problems with the cars, Mats has only been able to practice a little, and Johan almost nothing. The race tomorrow promises to be chaotic at best, but finally the season starts!
2014-10-12 : New site, new colours.
Season 2014/2015, here we go.
Our redesigned site is now up, the cars are fresh from the paint booth and we are now waiting for a sunny day to take some good promotion photos.
GbgRacing also held the annual pre-season LAN where we crown the allround racing master, driving all from gokarts to trucks. Erik from GoDo Racing showed us all what stability really means, and he took a well deserved total victory there. Congratulations to him! Mats only participated in a few races bagging a victory in one of the truck races, and Johan ended up 4'th overall with a double victory with the Lola T-280 as the highlight.
2014-10-11 : End of the seasons Main 2013/14 and Afterseason 2014.
The 2013/2014 season ended in a very pleasant way for us, we secured our places 6 and 7 from last year, only this year we switched places with each other. The best moment of the season has to be when Mats, in the final race, managed to summon his best driving, not only securing a podium finish but also Passing Claes in the total, thereby finishing 7'th overall.
In the "After season", Mats did an excellent job at keeping the rest behind in the Spark F2, and won the entire round! Impressive, especially considering the competition.
With that we say good bye to the Meganes in the main events, as well as our old sponsors. For the next season we look to the BTCC series and the Honda Civic, and of course new sponsors and with that a brand new livery. More to come...