Team CarSafe Racing News

June 2022

Equipe Libre race sees Healey win again

Equipe Libre race sees Healey win again

13 June 2022

It was the top step of the podium again for Mark Holme’s Team Carsafe Austin Healey 3000 at Silverstone’s MG Live event.

Having qualified 11th in the Equipe Libre race he had climbed to eighth place when the safety car was called out after six laps.

Heading straight for the pits and the compulsory stop, he initially rejoined third, but neither of the cars ahead had stopped. “It was a master stroke of luck with the timing just right,” he said.

When they eventually made their stops, it promoted Holme to lead overall taking victory by over 19 seconds.

There was another podium finish in the Equipe GTS race, where Holme had qualified his MGB eighth. Having lost a place at the start, he ousted Dominic Mooney’s MGB on lap two, and once again pitted under the safety car. “I couldn’t believe it had happened again,” he added.

He emerged with the lead but couldn’t hold off the Morgan +4 of Martin and Oliver Pratt but retained a comfortable second and class win.

He was back in the MGB for the 60th Anniversary race, qualifying in fourth on the 60-car grid. There had only been one racing lap due to safety car interventions, when he pitted from fifth place.

With stops spread over a number of laps he finally settled in fifth on the road but was promoted to fourth as one of his rivals was penalised for missing the pitstop window.

After 40 minutes in the MG, it was straight to assembly to jump in the Healey for another 90 minutes in the GT & Sports Car Cup, with Jeremy Welch sharing. Holme started and ran a solitary sixth for much of his stint, making his first stop just before the hour mark, then handed to Welch for the final 30 minutes from fourth, finally taking the flag in sixth with another class win.

“One of my best racing weekends, with thanks to Tom Ebbs for the preparation and Denis Welch Motorsport,” Mark concluded.

May 2022

Holme's Healey takes Brands Hatch Class Win

Holme's Healey takes Brands Hatch Class Win

30 May 2022

Mark Holme’s Team Carsafe Austin Healey 3000 took a dominant class win in the Gentlemen Drivers race at Brands Hatch.

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Top six for Holme at Oulton Park

Top six for Holme at Oulton Park

24 May 2022

It was a busy day for Team Viking’s Mark Holme at Oulton Park, with both his MGB and Austin Healey 3000 in action in the Equipe GTS races.

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August 2020

First outing P1 win for Historic Team CarSafe Healey

First outing P1 win for Historic Team CarSafe Healey

25 August 2020

Team CarSafe driver Mark Holme took his newly aquired Historic Austin Healey (SMO746) previously raced by John Gott and Stirling Moss' sister, to Thruxton for the GT&sports Car Club race weekend.

In the cars first outing under new ownership, Mark and race partner Jeremy Welch secured P1 in what was a thrilling race.

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October 2019

Weekend 6 - Snetterton

Weekend 6 - Snetterton

10 October 2019

The two races for weekend six ultimately proved to be a contrast in terms of difficulty and results. Snetterton is the team’s home circuit on which they’ve completed countless laps, and so the team headed into a weekend of racing feeling primed for a win.

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Weekend 7 - Silverstone National

Weekend 7 - Silverstone National

10 October 2019

The final race weekend of the season saw more strong and steadfast performances from the CarSafe Team.

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July 2019

Silverstone Classic 2019

Silverstone Classic 2019

31 July 2019

Several mechanical issues caused a big upset for the CarSafe team at the country’s biggest classic racing weekend.

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Donnington Park three hour classic relay & Equipe Pre '63 race

Donnington Park three hour classic relay & Equipe Pre '63 race

31 July 2019

The Austin Healey was the star for this weekend’s classic racing and the CarSafe team were on fine form.

                       

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May 2019

Weekend 3 round-up: Brands Hatch Historic Festival

Weekend 3 round-up: Brands Hatch Historic Festival

25 May 2019

Equipe Pre-63 – Austin Healey

Masters Pre-66 Touring Car – Lotus Cortina

Master Gentleman drivers – Austin Healey

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April 2019

Weekend 2 round-up: Brands Hatch Indy Circuit

Weekend 2 round-up: Brands Hatch Indy Circuit

27 April 2019

Equipe GTS – MGB / Equipe Pre-63 – Austin Healey

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