Mark Gilbank (#21)

Hometown:

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Debut Year in F1:

1991

BriSCA F1 consolation semi-final qualifier Mark Gilbank. Photo Paul Tully


Mini Biography

BriSCA F1 stockcar star grade Mark Gilbank 21 winner of the BSCDA Trust Fund Race. Photo Colin Casserley

Mark debuted at Skegness on his 16th Birthday in 1991. Before that, his racing experience amounted to driving his Nigel Mansell JPS style go-kart around ASDA carpark back in the day when supermarkets shut on a Sunday.
Mark won BriSCA Newcomer of the year that year and has been consistently one of the best drivers in the sport by holding Star/Superstar grade since age eighteen. He has won plenty of big races in his career including the Trust Fund race and Coventry Track Championship and has often been on the podium for major championships but the major championship win has proved elusive so far.
Mark also had success overseas at the Gold Cup in 2008; when it was staged for the first time at Warneton Raceway, Belgium. Mark was the only UK driver to make the podium with a creditable third place. Mark is happy to race on tarmac or shale but since the start of a karting career for his son, Mark’s own racing has taken a bit of a backseat but he still ventures out on occasion. He successfully qualified for a semi final and then the World Final in 2011 after competing in a mere handful of qualifying rounds, finishing eighth in the big race.
Hopefully we will see more of Mark throughout the 2012 season.


Final Wins


WIN # YEAR DATE VENUE SURFACE
1 1994  Apr 24th Kings Lynn Shale
2 1995 Apr 17th Bradford Shale
3 1996 Jul 28th Stoke Shale
4 1999 May 2nd Wimbledon Tarmac
5 2000  Aug 27th Belle Vue Shale
6 2001  Jun 16th Northampton Tarmac
7 2001  Oct 6th Coventry Shale
8 2001  Nov 3rd Coventry Shale
9 2003  Apr 5th Coventry Shale
10 2003  Jun 7th Coventry Shale
11 2004 Jun 13th Knockhill Tarmac
12 2004 Sep 5th Northampton Tarmac
13 2005 Oct 9th Bristol Tarmac
14 2007 Apr 22nd Hednesford Tarmac
15 2007 Jun 2nd Coventry Shale
16 2008  Sep 6th Coventry Shale
17 2008  Nov 1st Coventry Shale
18 2012 Jul 28th Birmingham Tarmac
19 2012 Sep 22nd Stoke Shale
20 2013 Mar 30th Stoke Shale
21 2013 May 6th Sheffield Shale

Track Photography