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OUR STORY

Simon Green Motorsport was founded and ran by Professional Racer Simon Green. Simon is known in the industry for his attention to detail in the build of his cars and how they perform on track.

SGM have a rich history in Motorsport, racing all over the world.

As much as the motorsport bug hit Simon way before 2009, SGM was created from that point.

 

You can read about our history in more detail.

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2009-2010:

Simon Green Motorsport was set up in early 2009 by Simon, after close to ten years of Karting, Race and Rally experience, to provide an unrivalled race car preparation and on event support service to ensure the customer was fully tailored and catered for. 

The race team's first customers competed in the then URS FF2000 Championship and HSCC FF2000 Championship. Lawrance Denne who competed in the 2009 URS FF2000 very nearly won the championship in our first season but unfortunately a mechanical DNF in the penultimate round and a qually crash at the final round meant we had to settle for 2nd in the championship.

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Meanwhile at the end of the 2009 season Simon was offered the opportunity to compete in the 2009 Walter Hayes support race in Derek Watling's 1978 Raynard FF2000 which Scott Temple had been racing in the HSCC FF2000 events in 2009. Having never competed in single seaters Simon went into the meeting not sure what to expect but after testing it was clear it could be a good weekend. In mixed conditions for the race Simon came home a very strong 2nd overall and won the Class B section of the race having briefly led against a lot more experienced competitors.

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In 2010 the team completed our very first car build, building a BMW E36 M3 Evo which was originally used for corporate events and went on to be raced in 2011. We also assisted with the build of a BMW E46 M3 that went on to be raced in the Britcar Championship. We competed in both the 2CV 24hr races at Snetterton and the awesome Spa 25hr Fun Cup race for customer John Coyle and his sponsor The Insurance Store - finishing both races at our first ever attempts.

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2011-2014:

For 2011 Simon Green Motorsport went on to support Scott Temple who swapped to a Van Dieman RF82 and into the URS FF2000 Championship. However, 2011 proved to be a tough season with the car as the team spent a lot of the year developing the car. 

During 2011 we competed in the Citroen 2CV 24hr again and finished the event again. We were also commissioned to carry out the rebuild of a very special car. This was the 'Bowbly Special.' This car was originally built by renowned race car engineer Ben Bowlby as part of his university degree - he can be seen here visiting the Lotus factory to discuss the car - https://youtu.be/kLPkR_hDUtg

Here are the before and after photos.

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Also during 2011 the BMW E36 M3 Evo was upgraded to race. Simon joined Tom Barley, son of the car owner Jeff Barley in several races in the CSCC Deutsche Marque events taking an overall win in only the second event in the car at Snetterton. Alongside this the team started the rebuild of both a 1967 Chevey Camaro and 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint for Jeff and Tom - the later was being built to compete in the 2012 Spa 6hr Classic. 

2012 saw SGM continue to provide pre-event preparation for Scott Temple and after the struggles of 2011, 2012 was a different story where Scott was in the battle for the URS FF2000 title right up until the last meeting but again the title went the way of Ian Pearson and we had to settle for the runners up spot again as in 2009 with Lawrance Denne.

2012 proved to be an extremely busy year - both the 1967 Camaro and 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint were completed and raced. The team also took the BMW E36 M3 to the CSCC Spa Festival where again Simon joined Tom Barley and we secured a class podium, a great result considering neither had ever driven the circuit before. The team also went back to Spa to compete in our second Funcup 25hr and again completed the race. However, an accident in the night and lengthy repair meant any chance of a good result was scarpered.

With both the Camaro and Ford Falcon ready to race the Camaro was already scoring impressive results in the CSCC Swinging Sixties and the Falcon completed its shakedown tests and its first ever event would be the Spa 6 Hour Classic where we carried on the teams impressive endurance results by finishing the event at our first attempt and narrowingly missing out on class podium in 4th in class.

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2013 Saw the team continue to compete with the Camaro and Falcon in the CSCC Swinging Sixties and first ever American Speedfest at Brands Hatch as well as Simon racing in the first round of the Ginetta GT Supercup in G50 which supported the BTCC races at Brands Hatch where he scored a G50 class podium.

The highlight of the 2014 season for the team was the return to Spa for the awesome Spa 6 Hours with the 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint where this time the team finished an awesome 2nd in class, only missing out on the class win due to hold ups and refueling station. 2014 also saw SGM start to work with road car remapping and tuning work which we carry on doing now with the company Pullin Power remaps.

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2015-2018

2015 saw the team planned to make the step up to GT racing as we took over the running of an ex Apex Motorsport Jaguar XKR-S GT3 and looked to race in the Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone with Freddie Hunt, the son of 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt as part of the driver line up. Unfortunately, due to a gearbox issue we could only manage to do limited running with the car, however the team qualified an awesome 7th overall and ran as high as 4th overall before the gearbox issues hit.

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2016 saw the team competing in a number of Radical Sportscar events running own customers in a Radical SR1 and numerous sub contracting roles running SR3 RSX's, SR8's and RXC's - INSET PHOTO ATTACHED - Radical SR1 SG and Radical SR3 SGM.

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In 2017 the team started to work with customers in Caterham cars and mainly in the BRSCC Caterham championships. This culminated in Simon managing the team of 'Sofa King Fast' at the 12 Race of Remembrance where they won the relay section of the race, again at our first attempt. At the end of 2018 UPE Motorsport with SGM was set up to provide Caterham and Radical customers the ultimate one stop shop.

The start of 2018 saw Simon part ways with UPE Motorsport in order to take back control of the direction of SGM. This coincided with Simon starting to work with Lucky Khera and Lee Frost as a number 1 on Lucky's Ginetta G55 GT Supercup. Late 2018 the team moved to its current premises in Brampton

 

2019 to 2020

To 2019 saw the start of one of the teams biggest projects to that date when we were asked to run a Mclaren 650s GT3 car for Lucky Khera and Lee Frost in selected GT Cup, Britcar rounds and Castle Combe GT races as well as supporting DJR in the running of a number of Ginetta G55's and G40. With the Mclaren SGM secured a number of wins at Castle Combe and Class podiums on its debut with the car in the Britcar Endurance Championship. 

The end of 2019 saw the Mclaren make way for the Ferrari 488 Challenge car for the season ending Britcar 'into the night race' in which the team finished 2nd overall and won the class at our first event with the car. 

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2020 was a difficult season for so many people in the industry due to the global pandemic but the team carried on building on a great 2019. We moved into the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with a two car AM Class attack. On top of this Lucky Khera would compete in his Ferrari 488 Challenge Car in the UK Ferrari Challenge (where the car has to be run by AF Corse UK) the GT Cup and final round of British GT at the Silverstone 500. The team, despite running the different cars at different events managed to score several podiums and Class wins as well as secure team of the weekend at only our second PCCGB meeting. Lucky would also secure the 2020 Ferrari UK Challenge Championship winning every round of the season on his way. 

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2021 and beyond:

2021 was due to be the season that promised so much but delivered so little.... Despite the busy end to 2020 the team had been busy building and rebuilding a number of BMW E46 M3 for the Britcar Trophy season but due to accident damage at the first round and budget restraints these seasons were over before they started. 

Our planned second season in PCCGB had been replaced by a truly exciting opportunity to compete in a full season of British GT in a newly acquired Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo which would also be used at selected GT Cup rounds. However, again as with our previous GT3 attempt it wasn't meant to be as despite a class podium on our first event the diecision was taken for parties to go their separate ways - INSERT PHOTOS ATTACHED - Brand Hatch BGT Lambo and Lucky Lambo GT Cup

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Alongside the British GT efforts the team supported Dan Morris in selected rounds of the Ginetta G55 GT4 Supercup that supports the BTCC and will be supporting him at the final two rounds.

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Finally moving forward into 2022 we will be the preparation side to MPM Drives corporate events ..... More details coming soon

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