THE RACE TEAM
Gala Performance is not just a supplier of high quality, long-lasting motorsport supplies. We are also the supporting brand of our very own race team by the name of Gala Performance Motorsport. Formed as a way to promote the products we supply on a daily basis, but having evolved into a superb team of people in its own right, Gala Performance Motorsport consists of our team racing drivers and company directors, Mark Thompson and Andrew Scott, alongside a cameo cast of professional racing drivers and friends we have picked up along our journey. These phenomenal talents include 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 champion Christian England, Welsh champion Rhys Lloyd, and the popular and talented BTCC undercard racer Max Coates.
We have always raced in the increasingly popular C1 Racing Club’s Citroen C1 Challenge, a endurance racing series which has itself inspired several other low-cost endurance championships in the EnduroKa and City Car Cup. The races are typically anything between 3 and 24 hours long, and because of the relative low cost compared to any other variety of racing, it has picked up a reputation for being a playground of many superb professional drivers looking to get some extra practice and seat time. This means that the competition that our guys go up against is often fierce, and a great way to test themselves against the best.
Our best result in our short time as a race team was a P2 at the picturesque Pembrey Circuit in Wales, and the guys have also competed at the 24hrs of Rockingham, as well as the historic 24hrs of Silverstone, in which an unprecedented 99 cars took to the starting grid. With another assault on SIlverstone to come this year, 2021 will be the 4th year that our race team has competed and we are confident it will be our best year yet.