Welcome to Barton Racing

Welcome To Barton RacingBarton 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

Silverstone England 21-22 October

More Testing. More Rain. More Success Friday was given over to testing in the TVR prior to next day’s three hour endurance race. It was also my first opportunity to meet co-driver Ollie Reuben, son of Nigel, the man who built our 440 bhp beastie. The guys from Retro...

HSCC Young Driver of the Year 2022

Breaking News: Harry Barton: HSCC Young Driver of the Year 2022 Following a very successful weekend at Silverstone 15-16 October where Harry Barton secured the 2022 HSCC Historic Touring Car Championship, on 22 October, the team returns again to Northamptonshire to...

Spa Belgium 29 September-2 October 2022

Rain. Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, created as a race track way back in 1920 runs for nearly four and a half miles through the undulating Ardenne forest area of Belgium. And with a climate best described as 'moody', quick changing, and unpredictable, this switchback...

Goodwood Revival 16-18 September 2022

St. Mary's Trophy Race: Twenty year old Harry Barton and three time British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal have teamed up to drive the Barton Racing BMW 1800TiSA over the weekend 16-18 September at Goodwood Revival. The St. Mary's Trophy double-header for 1960s saloon...

Croft: HSCC Nostalgia Meeting 3/4 September 2022

Atrocious weather. A Steep Learning Curve And First Race In The TVR.  Harry Barton and Barton Racing came away from a difficult weekend with two class wins whilst at the same retaining a slim lead in the all important HSCC Historic Touring Cars Championship. But it...

Race report – Oulton Park – 29th-31st July 2022

The weekend started on Friday this time round. We had reserved two spaces for a test day as I’d never been around this circuit before apart from a few laps on a simulator. The day was quite mild and cloudy, however it had rained overnight. My out-lap was quite...

Race report – Brands Hatch – July 10th 2022

It was a relatively early start to the day in order to get to the circuit in plenty of time. The day was beautiful, but very very hot. Luckily the racing later in the day would only be 25 minutes. I made a vital error however, I did not bring shorts. I was very hot,...

Race report – Lydden Hill – July 3rd 2022

Lydden Hill is a long way from home, so we decided to go down the night before the race and stop in a good hotel in Canterbury. In the evening we went to have a few drinks with the team by the circuit. This lead to a late night track walk. I thought this might be...

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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