1st January 2015
Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy, successful and speedy 2015 from Rory Bryant Racing HQ! We hope to be in a position to announce plans for the 2015 season soon but in the meantime, enjoy the last of the festivities and we will see you all soon!

25th August 2014
Successful Ginetta GT Supercup debut for Rory

Rory made a strong impression on his debut in the weekends Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup rounds at his home circuit, Knockhill. Despite the disappointment of a DNF in race 1 - after contact with another competitor - Rory and the ‘SV Racing with Vaporized’ team fought back to score two hard fought 8th place finishes, demonstrating great pace along the way. Rory commented: “All in all it has been quite a positive weekend. We’ve had a lot of teething issues, as we’ve practically been shaking down the car, so to get to this point having made improvements in each session is remarkable and a testament to the hard work put in by SV Racing and my sponsor, Vaporized. Ultimately, I’m disappointed with the results but, at the same time, my pace in clean air was very strong and on par with the established frontrunners. I hope to have an opportunity to drive the car again soon, as I feel on top of it now, which was always going to be the way.” The full team race report can be viewed here

22nd July 2014
Rory signs to race with SV Racing at Knockhill

Rory has signed an exciting new deal with SV Racing that will see him make his debut in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup rounds at Knockhill on the 23rd/24th August. Rory will be supported by Scottish e-cigarette specialists Vaporized and is already relishing the challenge that awaits him at his home circuit: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been given this opportunity by Vaporized and SV Racing to race on front of my home crowd at Knockhill. I know it’s going to be incredibly tough and I am going to have to adapt fast but I am confident my experience in British GT last year combined with my local knowledge, will stand me in good stead!” SV Racing Director, Danny Buxton, said: “Rory and I have been wanting to link up for a while and have worked hard to form a partnership, so it’s great to have this opportunity. His results have always stood out and I genuinely believe he will be the one to beat. He has a flexibility to his driving, core speed and unparalleled circuit knowledge. I’m confident he can get up to speed quickly and help David Pittard’s title bid along. Much like David, Rory is a top-line peddler and a serious, passionate racer who’s driven to win.” SV Racings full press release can be viewed here

9th September 2013
British GT - Zandvoort (NE)

The tricky Dutch circuit of Zandvoort played host to rounds 8 and 9 of the British GT Championship over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September. With some upgrades to the Blendini Motorsport Ginetta G50, Rory and his team were feeling confident that Holland would be good to them!

Rory and new team mate for the weekend, David Barker qualified the Blendini Motorsport Ginetta G50 in 3rd position for both of the weekends 1 hour races.

David started the first race and managed to hold 3rd position up until the pit stops. Rory was then able to take the car over and get into the lead. Unfortunately, it was short lived. The car suffered an electrical failure a couple of laps later, forcing retirement with 15 minutes remaining. To rub salt into the wound, Rory had also managed to set the fastest lap of the race, proving the team most certainly had the pace to win this race!

Lady luck was on their side in race 2 though - Rory started the race and got the car into first place after about 15 minutes. He handed the car over with a 20 second lead but unfortunately David was not able to hold off the chasing car and the team dropped to 2nd by the end of the race. However, there was more drama to come! The winning Century Motorsport Ginetta G50 was disqualified on a technical infringement, meaning Blendini Motorsport inherited the win!

Rory commented "Whilst this is not how we want to win races, I think it's fair to say we were due a bit of luck this year and it made up for our misfortunes in race 1 - where we should have won on merit had the car not let us down! Standing on the podium, for one of the biggest race series in Europe, was one of the proudest moments of my career and I would like to thank the team and my sponsors Scott & Co, for giving me the opportunity to be there."

British GT - Silverstone

Rory's first British GT race took place at the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on the weekend of 25th and 26th of May. It was going to be an especially tough but exciting race to debut in, with 49 cars on the grid - including teams from the European GT4 Championship! The team only took delivery of the new car (The Ginetta G50 GT4 car) a few days prior to the race, so both Rory and team mate, Anthony Rodgers, were royally in at the deep end as neither had ever driven the car before Saturdays Free practice sessions! There were a few issues with the car on Saturday meaning both drivers got very limited running, which resulted in them qualifying at the back of the grid for Sundays 3 hour race.

The team decided that Rory would start the race and he rewarded them with some steady progress up the grid in the opening laps. The car was not running all the latest upgrades so they were struggling for raw pace but a brilliant strategy brought Rory and his team right into contention. Rory did a long first stint and at the 1 hour mark, was not only leading British GT4 but also European GT4!

The race was starting to fall into the Blendini Motorsport teams favor and after the first pit stop for fuel and a driver change, the team was lying a strong 4th in class with Anthony now in the car. Everything was going well and the team were on track for a brilliant result, until Anthony was hit by a Ferrari GT3 car! This caused damage to the cars suspension and forced the team to retire from the race.

Rory "It was a disappointing end to my first British GT weekend! We very nearly caused a major upset amongst the big names in our first ever race but it wasn't to be. There are a lot of positives we can take from this race however and with some upgrades due on the car between now and the next race, I think we can go into Snetterton in a confident mood.

29th April 2013
Rory to race in 2013 British GT Championship

Rory has just signed an exciting new deal to drive for Blendini Motorsport in the remaining 5 races of the prestigious Avon Tyres British GT Championship. Thanks to the continued support of main sponsor Scott & Co, he will be driving a Ginetta G50 GT4 car alongside team mate Anthony Rodgers. Rory commented - "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to race in top level British motorsport and I just really can't wait to get started. It's going to be tough and we have a lot to learn on a limited budget but our aim is to challenging for podiums and race wins before the end of the season. I have to say a massive thank you to Scott & Co for their continued support of my career and to Blendini Motorsport for giving the opportunity to join their team" Rory and the team will be in action for the first time at Silverstone GP circuit on the 26th May, which will be broadcasted live on Motors TV (Sky channel 447)

24th September 2012
Britcar 24hr

The Britcar 24hr at Silverstone saw Rory take part in his first 24hr race on 22nd and 23rd September. Driving the race winning Ginetta G40 for Piranha/ Fauldsport, Rory joined forces with drivers Simon Mason, Ryan Ratcliffe and Chris Bialan for the famous twice around the clock race.

Rory was the only driver in the team not to have driven in a 24hour race but he quickly adapted to the demands of endurance racing, setting consistent fast times. All the drivers and team put in strong performances, seeing them battle for the class lead, when 10 hours into the race the exhaust failed and the car was pulled in for exceeding the 100db noise limit. The team worked brilliantly to fix the issue but in the process, lost 14 laps and the class lead.

After this, the car ran well and the team climbed back up the leader board to finish an eventual 6th in class and 12th overall. This was not the result Rory and his team had hoped for but at the same time, finishing a 24 hour race in itself, is a significant achievement and given the team also finished as the highest placed Ginetta (beating the factoiry GT3 car) they could leave Silverstone with their heads held high!

20th August 2012
Mixed fortunes for Rory and team at Snetterton

Piranha Motorsport went into rounds 6&7 at a very hot Snetterton in confident form, after their win at Oulton Park last time out. Rory was joined by Simon Mason again, as they looked to take a serious points haul from the double header weekend on the 18th and 19th of August. After some electrical issues in the warm up, the team worked swiftly to solve the problem and enabled Rory to qualify the car 2nd on the grid for the race later that day. The race started well and saw Rory battling for the lead with the HE Racing Honda Civic, but unfortunately the car developed a mechanical problem 10 minutes into the race and began to lose performance. Rory had to retire from 2nd place, after 30 minutes, with what turned out to be a cracked differential. The team put the disappointment of race 1 behind them and did a brilliant job to get a new differential fitted for Sunday mornings qualifying session. The car ran brilliantly and Simon was able to qualify on pole position for the race later on Sunday. Determined to salvage one good result from the weekend, Rory got his head down at the start of the 90 minute race and pulled out a healthy 20 second lead before the pit stops. The pit-stop was flawless and Simon rejoined the race with a comfortable lead which he was able to maintain to the finish, to take the teams 3rd win of the season! This result keeps the team in contention for the title however, their focus now switches to the Britcar 24 hours in September, where they will be aiming for glory in what is one of the biggest races on the UK calendar.
See race report in full here

24th June 2012
Piranha Motorsport take second win of 2012!

Oulton Park played host to the fifth round of Britcar Production Cup on 23rd June. The race saw Rory and his team continue their superb form this year but not without drama! Rory was partnered by Chris Bialan for this round, as Simon had other team commitments at Brands Hatch. The pairing worked well together during Friday testing to find a good balance in the car but unfortunately during the final 10 minutes of the day, Chris had a coming together with another car, who was not looking in his mirrors. This caused significant damage to the car and meant the Piranha Motorsport team had a lot of work to do, to get it ready for Saturday’s race. They worked a minor miracle and got the car ready for qualifying on Saturday morning with only minutes to spare. Rory and Chris qualified the car in class 4th position, which set them up for what turned out to be a fantastic race. Rory did the first stint and drove the car for the majority of the 90 minute race. He stayed out of trouble, lapping quickly and consistently and a fantastic strategy call from the team allowed him to pit under a safety car in the final 20 minutes of the race, to hand the car over to Chris with a comfortable lead. Chris brought the car home to take the teams second win of 2012! This result puts the team 2nd in the Championship going into the next round at Snetterton on 18 & 19th August, where they will be looking to make it win number 3 of the season!
See race report in full here

3rd June 2012
Another Podium for Rory and Piranha Motorsport at Brands Hatch

Rory Bryant and Simon Mason went into the Brands Hatch round of the Britcar Production Cup, full of confidence, after their win at Snetterton last month. After working hard in Fridays testing to improve the Ginetta G40's handling, the Piranha Motorsport team got off to a good start, qualifying 2nd for the 90 minute race. Rory started the race and battled for the lead throughout the first 45 minutes with the HE Racing Honda Civic. The Civic then pitted under a safety car period, with Piranha Motorsport opting for a different strategy, leaving Rory out on track for a further 25 minutes. Rory was extending the lead over the competition when unfortunately, another competitor chose to tag him and spin him around. This lost the team valuable time and meant they were demoted to 2nd place when Rory pitted for the driver change. Simon took over with just 20 minutes remaining. He drove well in the closing stages of the race and reduced the gap to the leaders but unfortunately there was not enough time and the duo finished the race in 2nd place, by just 3 seconds! Another strong result and good championship points mean the team will carry momentum into the next round at Oulton Park on 23rd June, where they will be hoping for less drama and a return to winning form!
See race report in full here

12th May 2012
Top step Success for Piranha Motorsport!

Rory and Piranha motorsport came into the Snetterton Britcar round full of confidence, after their podium success at Donington. A full days testing and some improvements to the car meant Rory and Simons pace was looking strong going into race day. A disappointing qualifying session left the pairing 4th in class, after getting caught out with traffic on a drying track. However, in a 90 minute race this was not too much of a problem and the team were not too concerned as Rory lined up on the grid to do the first stint. Rory made a great start and was able to climb to 2nd position on lap one, before taking the lead of the race a few laps later. The car was running flawlessly and Rory was able to extend the lead to a handy 13 seconds before the pit stops. Simon took the car over with around 50 minutes of the race left to run and was able to maintain the lead to take the team’s first win of 2012! This result not only marques Rory’s first win in Britcar but also the first Ginetta G40 privateer win, which is a great accolade for Piranha Motorsport. The team are now looking forward to continuing this excellent form into the next round, at Brands Hatch, on 2nd June.

21st April 2012
Top step Success for Piranha Motorsport!

Rory Bryant and Simon Mason enjoyed a successful outing in the Piranha Motorsport Ginetta G40, at Donington Park, when they finished a fantastic 2nd place in class, in what was a very tricky race. Changeable weather conditions meant the team had to think fast throughout the race, which saw them making two pit stops for tyre and driver changes. Rory did the first stint and kept the car safe in seriously tricky conditions before handing over to Simon who was able to lap consistently and climb up the leader board to 2nd place by the end of the race. The result was particularly impressive given the team had absolutely no testing on Friday and Rory had never even been to Donington before! This bodes well for the next race at Snetterton on 12th May, where the team will finally get some time to do some testing prior to the event.

17th March 2012
Endurance Racing for Rory in 2012!

Rory will return to competition with top team, Piranha Motorpsort, to race in the 2012 Britcar Production Cup. This new challenge will see Rory sharing the teams Ginetta G40 race car with team manager and driver Coach, Simon Mason, in what is set to be a very interesting season. Rory Commented “I am really looking forward to this season! It will be my first taste of endurance racing so there will be a lot to learn but I know Piranha Motorsport will do a great Job and I’m confident our car will be very strong. I have to say a massive thank you to Scott & Co for their continued support of my career and I look forward to repaying their faith in me with some brilliant results this year.” The first round of the Britcar Production Cup takes place on the 24th March, at Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

11th September 2011
2011 Scottish Fiesta ST Champions!

Rory Secured his second Consecutive Scottish Fiesta Championship at a damp Knockhill on 10th September, with two rounds to spare! Rory took the Championship in style by winning both races in tricky conditions and setting fastest lap in each race. Rory commented "I'm delighted to have won both races and to have wrapped up the Scottish Championship for the second year running! It's been tough and it's not all run smoothly but I have to say a big thank you to my sponsors for their support and to ICR Motorsport for giving me a good car all year. Double Scottish Champion has a nice ring to it and I hope it helps me progress further up the career ladder over the next few years!"