BriSCA F1 European Championship

The European Championship is contested over a summer's racing weekend at it's now traditional home - Northampton International Raceway. Qualifying races take place on the Saturday evening whilst the Championship race is run on the Sunday afternoon prior to the start of a regular meeting.

The European grid is made up of the top 20 available drivers from the National Points charts, plus Dutch pre-qualifiers, with additional drivers taken from Saturday nights racing to give a total grid of 32 cars.

The Championship grid is formed in graded order, closed grid format, hence the top drivers start towards the rear of the grid. Since 2005 the European Champion has been awarded the right to wear a red and yellow checked roof.

Year Track Champion Second Third
1978 Long Eaton & Rochdale 391 Stu Smith 199 Mike Close
1979 Harringay 175 Glyn Pursey
1980 Not staged
1981 Northampton 190 Len Wolfenden 154 Brian Powles 212 Frankie Wainman
1982 Northampton 199 Mike Close 190 Len Wolfenden 36 Rod Falding
1983 Northampton 199 Mike Close 304 Dave Mellor 55 Bert Finnikin
1984 Northampton 495 John Cayzer 100 Harry Smith 304 Dave Mellor
1985 Northampton 203 Danny Clarke 304 Dave Mellor 199 Mike Close
1986 Skegness 55 Bert Finnikin 471 Bobby Burns 260 Dave Berresford
1987 Aycliffe 367 Ian Smith 286 John Toulson 354 Richard Ainsworth
1988 Northampton 212 Frankie Wainman 53 John Lund 22 Paul Harrison
1989 Hednesford 53 John Lund 33 Peter Falding 422 Nigel Whorton
1990 Skegness 417 Mike James 22 Paul Harrison 471 Bobby Burns
1991 Northampton 33 Peter Falding 53 John Lund 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr
1992 Hednesford 53 John Lund H217 Ron Kroonder 2 Paul Harrison
1993 Skegness 33 Peter Falding 422 Nigel Whorton 501 Chris Ellwell
1994 Northampton 33 Peter Falding H217 Ron Kroonder 53 John Lund
1995 Northampton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 391 Andy Smith 33 Peter Falding
1996 Northampton 250 Keith Chambers 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 180 Ray Witts
1997 Northampton 250 Keith Chambers 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 41 Gaz Bott
1998 Northampton 2 Paul Harrison 391 Andy Smith 38 Jason Holden
1999 Northampton 97 Murray Harrison 391 Andy Smith 33 Peter Falding
2000 Northampton 318 Rob Speak 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 2 Paul Harrison
2001 Northampton 318 Rob Speak 247 Gary Castell 2 Paul Harrison
2002 Northampton 53 John Lund 2 Paul Harrison 21 Mark Gilbank
2003 Northampton 2 Paul Harrison 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 247 Gary Castell
2004 Northampton 51 Nick Smith 2 Paul Harrison H007 Dave Schaap
2005 Northampton 259 Paul Hines 305 Carlos Perez 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr
2006 Northampton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr H221 Marco Jenigga 2 Paul Harrison
2007 Northampton 322 James Neachell 197 Ryan Harrison 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr
2008 Northampton 4 Daniel Johnson 259 Paul Hines 21 Mark Gilbank
2009 Northampton 217 Lee Fairhurst 390 Stuart Smith Jnr 21 Mark Gilbank
2010 Northampton 464 Luke Davidson 391 Andrew Smith 37 Chris Cowley
2011 Northampton 150 Mick Sworder H148 Danny Smidt 22 Will Yarrow
2012 Northampton 84 Tom Harris 4 Dan Johnson 55 Craig Finnikin
2013 Northampton 197 Ryan Harrison 4 Dan Johnson 259 Paul Hines
2014 Northampton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 212 Danny Wainman 16 Mat Newson
2015 Northampton 84 Tom Harris 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 217 Lee Fairhurst
2016 Northampton 4 Dan Johnson 445 Nigel Green 217 Lee Fairhurst
2017 Northampton 445 Nigel Green 197 Ryan Harrison 48 Shaun Webster

Notes

1978 - Run over two meetings, Long Eaton on the Saturday and Rochdale on the Sunday. Stu Smith drew level on points with Mike Close and the two had a 5-lap run off to decide the winner.