British racing driver Brett Lidsey is one of the country’s best young prospects and, in 2020, will race full-time on the European stage in the prestigious Nurburgring Endurance Series with top German team Sorg Rennsport.
Making the move to rear-wheel drive action for the first time, piloting a BMW 240i, Brett brings almost a decade of saloon car racing experience from the UK and on the continent. In 2019, he was fourth in the high-profile Renault UK Clio Cup with two race victories.
Brett has previously won races in Clio Cup Benelux and has also raced very competitively in the International Clio Cup Open. Prior to moving into the blue riband Clio Cup category in the UK, he was Vice-Champion of the club level Michelin Clio Cup Race Series in 2016.
Brett Lidsey’s racing career actually began on two wheels, rather than four, as a keen participant in Schoolboy Motocross. After injury called time on his motorcycling exploits, Brett made his car racing debut in 2011 and quickly made an impact.
Winning his first title in 2012 in the Canons Motor Spares Tin Top Saloons, he moved up into the Michelin Clio Cup Series in 2013. Becoming a multiple race winner, he ended the 2016 season as Vice-Champion before graduating into the high-profile Renault UK Clio Cup.
In 2017 he took two wins at Spa in Belgium in Clio Cup Benelux and continued to progress towards the front in the UK Clio Cup, setting fastest lap in both Silverstone races and almost achieving his first podium in the championship.
At the end of 2018, he was invited as one of just three drivers from the category to represent Britain in the International Clio Cup Finals in France. The following year, Brett returned and impressed at Paul Ricard in France and Hockenheim in Germany.
Last year’s Renault UK Clio Cup season really saw Brett come of age as a driver, mounting a season-long front running challenge and ultimately going on to end the campaign in the top four of the driver standings with two sensational victories.
Renault UK Clio Cup – 4th in standings with 2 race wins, 8 other podiums and 3 pole positions in qualifying; top 10 finisher in International Clio Cup Open at Paul Ricard in France and top six finisher in International Clio Cup Open at Hockenheim in Germany
Renault UK Clio Cup – P13 in standings, despite missing two races, with best result of P5 at Donington Park; set fastest lap in both races at Silverstone International Clio Cup Finals at Paul Ricard in France – best result of P5 from 39 car entry
Clio Cup Benelux – 2 race wins at Spa-Francorchamps Renault UK Clio Cup – top 10 finishes at Thruxton, Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
Michelin Clio Cup Race Series – Vice-Champion with 3 wins and 10 other podiums
Michelin Clio Cup Race Series – 5th overall with 5 podiums
Michelin Clio Cup Race Series – 8th overall with 1 podium
Michelin Clio Cup Race Series – debut season
Canons Motor Spares Tin Top Saloons – T3 Class Champion
Canons Motor Spares Tin Top Saloons – ‘Best Newcomer’
Featuring some of the globe’s most competitive and skilled professional racing drivers, the Nurburgring Endurance Series – formerly known as VLN – is one of the most popular and demanding championships in equal measure.
All rounds, of which there are nine in total, take place at the fearsome 14-mile Nurburgring-Nordschleife track in Germany where grids of up to 170 cars, across a variety of classes, compete in four-hour endurance encounters. One of the mid-season races is a longer six-hour contest.
From production based touring cars through to thoroughbred GT3 race cars, the series is hugely competitive throughout the massive field. Brett is racing a BMW 240i for leading German squad Sorg Rennsport, as part of a three driver line-up.
Race are live streamed online at vln.de/en/live
Race 1: 66. ADAC Westfalenfahrt
Race 2: 45. DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen
Race 3: 62. ADAC ACAS Cup
Race 4: 51. Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy
Race 5: 60. ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen
Race 6: 43. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
Race 7: ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
Race 8: 52. ADAC Barbarossapreis
Race 9: 45.DMV Munsterlandpokal