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TEAM HISTORY

Westfield AeroraceThe team was founded in 1996, racing 100cc TKM karts competitively at club level. This continued for 4 years through the junior age group until the move was made to seniors in 1999, allowing more power and more skilled racing. 3 Years were spent in the senior ranks including race wins, until late 2002 when the team took a sabbatical for a few years until 2006 in order to focus its attentions on other exploits.

In this time the team acquired a Ducati 748 which has seen action on a few of the country's major tracks including Donington, Croft and Silverstone.

In 2006 the team took the plunge into Karting once again, this time in the Rotax Max class. The 125cc liquid cooled 2 stroke engine produced a great deal more power than the 100cc air cooled units used in the TKM class, and coupled with softer tyres and a stiffer, more robust chassis, the result was much faster racing. Racing continued at various levels from early 2006 until 2009.

MacG Racing riding the Ducati 7482006 also saw the birth of the teams latest acquisition; a 7 litre, 600bhp Ultima GTR. Ordered in the second quarter of 2006, the team constructed the vheicle in various stages, and finally completed the build of the car in 2010. Development work and closed season development testing commenced at the start of 2011.

MacG Racing Lotus ExigeIn 2010 Team entered into the Time Attack championship with the Lotus Exige S2. Running in the 3 Litre and Under Naturally Aspirated (NA) class, the team competed alongside other Lotus models, BMW's, Porsches, TVR's and a wealth of highly Modified Japanese cars including Mitsubishi Evos, Nissan Skylines, Toyota Supras and Subaru Imprezas amongst others.

The Team also bought a Westfield Aerorace in 2010, taking two 2nd places in its first outing at Rockingham in the UK Westfield Championship, and then took class wins in the Scottish Sports and Saloon Car Championships on its second outing.

MacG Racing Ultima GTRIn 2011 the Team took its first dive into endurance GT racing, competing with the Ultima GTR in the Britcar British Endurance GT Championship. In their debut year, the team finished 4th in class and 11th overall in the championship, which was an excellent result against some far more experienced teams. The off season between 2011 and 2012 was spent developing the Ultima to achieve the car's full potential, ready for another assault on the Britcar British Endurance GT Championship in 2012, as well as other selected GT race series should the opportunity arise.

During the development of the Ultima, the Team started developing its own solutions to some of the engineering challenges that arose. This led to the commercial arm of the business starting. The MacG Racing Web Shop went live in 2012, and started with a small range of self developed products for the Ultima owners market. This quickly expanded as the Team started incorporating parts from other manufacturers that they had found to be high quality and offer the same high level of service, and the business quickly became a ‘go to name’ for engineering solutions and a host of performance parts.

MacG Racing RX8In early 2014 the Team started the build of their first Mazda RX8. The was built to allow a progression into the motor racing world for customer drivers – they partnered with Rotary Revs, the country’s leading rotary specialist, and the car went through some significant developments to maintain high reliability in endurance races. This was campaigned in various 750MC races, notching up class wins and podiums.

In late 2014 the Ultima was retired – it quickly became apparent that the car had reached its full potential and that a different approach was required to increase the performance and maintain reliability. The Team designed the Taranis – form the experience of the Ultima, the chassis and packaging was completely re-engineered to provide a much stiffer chassis, with better packaging to allow greater cooler and a significantly enhance aero package, all of which was designed and manufactured in house.

In early 2016 the Taranis was born, and the initial shake down quickly showed that the Team had created something pretty special.

MacG Racing TaranisAfter some early testing work the Team hit the track with the Taranis in 2016, and quickly started racking up podiums and race wins. The Taranis was run in the Britcar Championship in Class 1 alongside GT3 machines from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Aston Martin, with more exotic race cars such as Pragas and Sakers also thrown in the mix. The Taranis has maintained its race winning form despite some stiff competition.

In 2015 the Team moved into much larger premises – 2200 sqft workshop in Swadlincote in Derbyshire. Based just 15 minutes from Donington Park, it was the ideal base for the Team’s continued development.

MacG Racing Mazda RX87 FDIn 2017, the Team started build on their next project – the RX87 FD. The RX8 had been tremendously successful, but the car simply lacked power. The highly capable chassis could do much more, so the team decided to build a second RX8, but this time powered with a 13B-REW single turbo engine from the RX7 FD. The result was a very potent race car – finally the RX8 chassis had an engine it could use to demonstrate its fantastic handling with.

2018 brought around further commercial expansion, with a full overhaul of the Web Shop. By now the Team had a multitude of suppliers in their portfolio, supplying products to everyone from track day enthusiasts to F1 teams, with customers in every continent. The Team continued to supply engineering expertise to both small projects and OEM’s, getting involved with some exciting projects in Drifting, International GT racing, Time Attack and club level racing. In 2019 the Team had completely outgrown the Swadlincote base, so the Team moved into their next premises, which is planned to be their long term home. The 4000 sqft facility in Barrow on Trent in Derbyshire allows plenty of room for expansion, and houses their show room and workshop operation.

That brings you up to date with the team's history. Initially it was a father – son outfit, however along the way we have had various Team Members that have helped and pitched in, and the team would like to take this opportunity to thank these people for their help and support. For more information please click on the corresponding links. Any comments and suggestions are welcome to the email address below.

Just Doors UK sponsoring MacG Racing
Millers Oils Motorsport Nanodrive from MacG Racing
CSF Radiators from MacG Racing
Braid Wheels
Wavetrac Differentials from MacG Racing
Quantum Racing Suspension sponsors MacG Racing
Albins Performance Transmissions sponsors MacG Racing
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