Welcome to Barton Racing

Barton Racing. It has a certain ring to it. Brief and to the point. Target Le Mans, and Le Mans Classic 2025 with some fun along the way. Three years ago we were a virgin outfit fighting for a place at the front of the grid. Well, not any more. The gods have been kind and during 2022, Harry Barton, still only twenty, put together a series of class wins with the BMW 1800 TiSA. Cherry on the cake? Winning the HSCC Historic Touring Car Championship. Then, after another busy season, in September 2023, the Barton family, and Harry, took another major move forward by taking overall victory in the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup endurance series, the glorious sounding TVR Griffith prepared, and co driven by Ollie Reuben.And suddenly the 2024 season is upon us. Plan being, for Harry to further concentrate on his dream to race at Le Mans. And with this in mind the team have commissioned a new Toyota Supra GT4 EVO to race in both America and Europe under the supervision of top racing coach and manager, Nigel Greensall.So there we have it. 2024, and a busy schedule mixing modern and historics, with a dash of drag racing along the way involving elder brother George. Well we did say it was a family affair.

Our Story

1966 was a great year for England. As it turns out, it also wasn’t bad year for MG. Harry Barton’s first car was a beautifully restored MGB Roadster, with less than 400 miles on the clock. This was an absolutely stunning car, purchased from ADW Automotive and a chap called Adrian Wilson. The Barton family went on to buy a TR6, Triumph Spitfire and a 1959 MGA from Adrian, forming the basis of Harry’s induction into classic motoring.

Our Latest

Le Mans FunCup 6 Hour 13th-16th June 2024

FunCup 2024: Le Mans France Running one day before the main event (Le Mans 24Hr), on Friday 14 June, the FunCup four-hour, multi-driver, endurance race for Volkswagen Beetle look-alikes, attracted some one hundred and fifteen cars, making it the largest grid in the...

Masters Historic Festival 25th-26th May 2024

Masters  Historic Festival 25-26 May 2024 Gary Player, successful golfer, summed things up nicely fifty years ago: ‘It seems the more I practice, the luckier I get’. We get the point. So before the Masters two day historic meeting at Brands Hatch (25-26 May) Harry...

Silverstone Testing 15th May 2024

Praying For Sunshine or Rain.   After a very useful day one of dry testing, it was all change for day two. For the morning sessions mother nature remained stable and suspension alterations introduced overnight worked well. True the improvements were incremental,...

Santa Pod RWYB Testing 11th May 2024

11/05/2024 Santa Pod Raceway England After setting a new personal best of a 10.913 second quarter mile during our last test day and seeing hot weather on the forecast for the 11th of May we were keen to get me back in the challenger to see how it handled the heat....

Spa 3 Hours YouTube Video 28th April 2024

Our Latest YouTube Video for the Spa Summer Classic is out and ready to view, please watch and enjoy. It features more in car commentary by Harry during our racing at Spa all external car footage was captured and edited by our videographer Leanne Wilson.

Spa 3 Hours 28th April 2024

Spa Francorchamps 25-28 April 2024. Weather: Rain, Clearing Through Weekend. With Barton Racing committed to Goodwood mid-week, Thursday testing at Spa Francorchamps prior to the weekend’s 3 Hour Endurance Race was left to Ollie Reuben, Harry’s co-driver. Sadly, not...

The Goal

The Barton family has put together an exciting five-year plan. The aim of this plan is to help Harry achieve his ambition, which is for people to respect him the way that they clearly respect Sam. When Carl asked Harry what he wanted to achieve in racing, he said that he could do worse than follow Sam’s path and ultimately get to race a DB4GT at Goodwood, joining the ranks of the BRDC, and perhaps race for a UK team in LMP/LMH class.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Whilst it’s still very early in Harry’s development, with a very promising first season and a busy schedule ahead, we are already thinking about sponsorship. With comments like;

“I’m tipping Mr. Barton as a future champion.”
Peter Baker. Retro-Speed Social Media

“His rate of progress is outrageous.”
Sam Hancock

“The best of the Touring cars was the BMW 1800Ti of young Harry Barton”

Perhaps we’re not too ahead of ourselves?!

We will certainly be looking for a headline sponsor for next season. It’s also not too late to get involved this season. If you’re interested in getting in early and having an initial exploratory conversation, do please get in touch.

If you’d simply like us to keep you posted on developments, just let us know.

Email us at enquiries@barton-racing.com

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