Director Rob Bicknell has been involved in motorsport since taking up Karting at his local circuit Kimbolton in 1976.
He moved into car racing some ten years later and went on to design and build three of his own cars.
The Bicknell RE 95 supersports car went on to campaign the excellent V de V endurance series during 2003 , 2004 & 2005 where many successes were had. In the cars tenth year (2005) went on to win the Championship in the C3 category piloted by Chris Ward & Mark Pashley.
From this experience the need for sensibly priced well designed pit equipment was realised. Equipment which is easy to erect and compact to transport.
The business now produces four types of pit perch most of which can be produced with a 2 week lead time. These pit perches are being used in the Le Mans series, Touring car, GT series and Britcar amongst many others.
Bespoke units have also been produced for British Super-bike mounted on flight cases.
We are constantly looking to develop new equipment with the emphasis on ease of use and transportation with our goal being to keep the costs competitive.
"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough."
Bicknell Motorsport have prepared and developed the Taydec since Andrew Middleton bought the car in 2006.
For the second year running using Bicknell Motorsports track side support Andrew finished on the podium taking first in class.
Competing against some formidable opposition with cars such as the Lola T70 powered by the 5 litre 500bhp Chevrolet engine, the sure footed Taydec with its 1.8 litre Cosworth FVC powered unit showed its cornering prowess to take the chequered flag third overall.
The Bicknell PS7 CN endurance car competed for the first time at Donington park in 2008.
Competing in the Speed Euro series with Ben Clucus at the wheel, the PS7 recorded the fastest time during Thursdays test session.
Although a fuel problem caused the car to lose time in the pits during the race, drivers Rachel Green and Ben Clucus excelled, with Rachel moving rapidly through the field during wet conditions and Ben posting 2nd fastest lap of the race in dry conditions.
The Bicknell PS7 pictured here getting ready for its very first shake down test back in 2007 on the Silverstone Stowe circuit. Chief Silverstone instructor Chris Ward who piloted the Bicknell RE 95 for the 2005 season was delighted with the cars overall performance.
In 2005 the Bicknell RE 95 then a 10 year old design set the pace against new designs such as Norma and Ligier. The former sprint car now converted for long distance racing finished every round of the championship taking wins on the way.
The final round of the championship was the 12 hr. of Magny-Cours where drivers Chris Ward, Greg Caton and Mark Pashley competed into the early hours of Sunday morning and brought the car home 3rd overall and 1st in class securing the Class C3 championship title and 2nd in the overall Championship.
Robs first design was the Pulsar 931 which was on general sale as a kit car, though very biased towards the racing scene.
Launched in 1993 the car used a comprehensive space frame chassis using all rod end suspension joints and adjustable dampers and was heavily based on the Clubman technology of the time. The 750 motor club were very keen to promote the Kit car series at that time and used the car in there promotional brochure. There were also a number of extensive centre page magazine articles written about the car particulary by Car & car conversions who used the car on their stand at the Autosport show 1993.
When Rob was karting at Snetterton back in 1982 he saw the Clubmans cars for the first time.
He was very impressed with their performance and the fact they ran similar speeds and times to the 250 cc Karts. When it came to moving from Karts at the end of 1986 it was natural to look in this direction.
Rob is pictured here in the1971 Haggispeed back in 1988. The car was purchased for just a few pounds, certainly not the most competitive car, especially up against the latest Mallocks.
Never the less this car was an important part of Robs learning process, looking at how to develop and improve the cars handling by modifications to the suspension geometry.
Rob acquired his first racing licence in 1976 and raced karts at his local circuit kimbolton.
Cutting his teeth in the Villiers gearbox class against drivers such as the late Will Hoy, former Touring car Champion, he then progressed onto long circuit racing.
Rob managed to talk Jim Fitzgerald owner of Aerokarts to give him works support, providing the kart pictured here fitted with a KTM water cooled 250cc engine. The combination managed a number of podium positions against a quality field in 1985 & 86.