The BAC Mono has won the Supercar Class at the 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, just a year from the Mono’s launch and in its first competitive event.
The cynical might have imagined that the debut of the BAC Mono as yet another racer for the road from a company most have never heard of would be another two minute wonder – loads of promise and little reality.
But as we said when the BAC Mono burst on the scene in March 2011, ‘This is the real deal; a superbly engineered and beautifully built single-seat racer that just happens to be road-legal’. And it is.
And the Brothers Brigg have proved exactly that with a stunning win for the Mono at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power where the Mono took first prize in the Supercar Class and the kudos of the second fastest car at Cholmondeley of all time, only losing out to the non-roadgoing Caterham SP/300.R prototype on slicks.
By contrast to the track-only Caterham, the Mono made its own way to Cholmondeley on public roads and wearing street legal Kumho V70A tyres.
Neill Briggs was suitably chuffed with the Mono’s outing at Cholmondeley. He said:
They say the first win is often the most satisfying, and this was Mono’s inaugural competitive outing.
The track conditions were tricky for much of the weekend, but our chosen driver – Blancpain Endurance Series racer Duncan Tappy – took to the Mono like a duck to water. We will definitely be back to challenge for outright victory next year, for which we plan to have some slicks of our own; courtesy of our tyre supplier Kumho, who has been involved with the Mono project since day one.
Cracking car, the BAC Mono.