Van Diemen RF 96 – 2.0L SBD Duratec 

Steve Miles’ (Moleracing) Van Dieman is powered by an SBD Duratec 307bhp spec with electronic throttle using the same software and upgrades as the SBD Dallara.
 
Steve writes reports during his racing seasons, older reports can be found on the Nottingham Car Club Website.
For full results, please download this pdf.
Videos from Steve’s runs can be found on his Moleracing YouTube page
 

Events 2022

Kirkistown, 7 Aug – 3rd in BSC R17: 112.70s, 4th in BSC R18: 113.68s
Kirkistown, 6 Aug – 4th in BSC R15: 114.63s, 1st in BSC R16: 113.03s
Lydden Hill, 16 July – 5th in BSC R13: 67.81s, 3rd in BSC R14: 66.22s
Moleracing Report
Llandow, 25 June – FTD 70.19s
Pembrey, 5 June – 3rd in BSC R11: 102.74s, 5th in BSC R12: 106.42s
Pembrey, 4 June – 6th in BSC R9: 107.01s, BSC R10: Cancelled
Blyton Park Outer, 15 May – 5th in BSC R7: 57.60s, 4th in BSC R8: 56.06s
Blyton Park Eastern, 14 May – 3rd in BSC R5: 61.14s, 3rd in BSC R6: 61.08s
Hethel, 24 Apr – 2nd Overall
Moleracing Report
Anglesey International, 3 Apr – 5th in BSC R3: 78.09s, 5th in BSC R4: 78.65s
Anglesey National, 2 Apr – FTD 3rd in BSC R1: 49.14s, 1st in BSC R2: 47.83s
Cadwell Park, 26 Mar – 2nd Overall

Steve at Anglesey, April 2022
Picture: Kim Broughton

Steve at Anglesey, April 2022

Steve shared his journey in sprinting in Speedscene, follow the link to read more.

Well done to Steve Miles, British Sprint Champion 2021

Steve at Anglesey, October 2021

Steve Miles at Anglesey, October 2021

Events 2021

Moleracing Final 2021 Report
Castle Combe, 23 Oct – 2nd in BSC R31: 117.37s, 4th in BSC R32: 118.44s
Anglesey International, 3rd Oct – FTD 78.63s, 3rd in BSC R29: 80.47s, 4th in BSC R30: 79.90s
Anglesey National, 2nd Oct – 5th in BSC R27: 59.09s,
Moleracing Report
Blyton Park Outer Circuit, 26 Sept – 2nd in BSC R25: 57.16s, 1st in BSC R26: 56.41s
Blyton Park Eastern Circuit, 25 Sept – 1st in BSC R23: 61.88s, 2nd in BSC R24: 60.92s
Knockhill Clockwise, 25 July – 1st in BSC R17: 92.12s, 1st in BSC R18: 91.85s
Knockhill Anti-clockwise, 24 July – DNF in BSC R15: 2nd in BSC R16: 90.45s
Molesracing Report
Lydden, 17 July – FTD 66.51s, 7th in BSC R13: 71.55s, 3rd in BSC R14: 67.34s
Llandow, 10 June – FTD 68.76s
Snetterton, 27 June – 2nd Overall, 2nd in BSC R11: 79.45s, 2nd in BSC R12: 79.53s
Snetterton, 26 June – 2nd Overall, 2nd in BSC R9: 79.91s, 3rd in BSC R10 81.42s
Pembrey, Clubmans Circuit, 6 June – FTD: 104.18s, 1st in BSC R7; 105.97s, 1st in BSC R8: 104.27s
Pembrey, National Circuit, 5 June – 2nd Overall, 2nd in BSC R5: 95.54s, 1st in BSC R6: 103.07s
Moleracing Report
Blyton Park, Outer Circuit, 16 May – FTD, 1st in BSC R3; 56.57s, 1st in BSC R4: 56.29s
Blyton Park, Eastern Circuit, 15 May – FTD, 1st in BSC R1; 61.69s, 1st in BSC R2: 62.79s
Goodwood, 17 April – FTD 75.70s
Curborough, 11 April – FTD 29.72s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsrcePCRkJw

Steve Miles at Goodwood, April 2021

Steve Miles at Goodwood, April 2021
Picture: Kim Broughton

Events 2020

Moleracing Report
Blyton Park, Sprint Circuit 20Sep – FTD 55.06s
Blyton Park, Eastern Circuit 19Sep – 2nd Overall 61.28s
Moleracing Report
Pembrey, 16Aug – FTD 95.37s
Goodwood, 1Aug – 3rd Overall 78.04s
Castle Combe, 27Jul – 3rd Overall, 53.43s
Moleracing Winter Upgrades Report

Steve at Goodwood, August 2020

Steve at Goodwood, August 2020
Picture: Kim Broughton

Events 2019

Steve finished 7th Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2019
Moleracing Report
Anglesey International, 6 Oct – 6th in the Top 12 Run-off 79.43s
Anglesey National, 5 Oct – 7th in the Top 12 Run-off 48.13s
Knockhill, 8 Sept – 3rd in the Top 12 Run-off 91.90s
Knockhill, 7 Sept – 4th in the Top 12 Run-off 88.42s
Moleracing Report
Kirkistown, 4Aug – 3rd in the Top 12 Run-off 112.69s
Kirkistown, 3Aug – Run-offs not completed due to major incident
Castle Combe, 27Jul – 2nd in Class, 55.31s
Moleracing Report
Aintree – 10th in Top12 Run-off 41.28s
Abingdon – Unfortunate push rod failure, read all about it in his report
Pembrey, 2Jun – FTD: 116.62s, 5th in the Top 12 Run-off 106.93s
Pembrey, 1Jun – 4th in the Top 12 Run-off 95.17s
Llandow – Oops moment on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ9erGK9T8o

Moleracing Report
MIRA, 4May – 2nd Overall 45.33s
Anglesey, 6/7Apr – Non starter in both days Top12, read more about it in his report.
Castle Combe, 23Mar – 4th in the Top 12 Run-off 118.91s

Steve at Pembrey, June 2019

Steve at Pembrey, June 2019. Picture:Kim Broughton

Events 2018

Final Moleracing Report

Moleracing Report

Moleracing Report

Moleracing Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsyCFET_8tk&feature=youtu.be

Steve finished the season 10th in the British Sprint Championship along with 2 FTDs at the Abindon CAR-nival and Rockingham.

Steve at Snetterton, June 2018

Steve at Snetterton, June 2018
Picture: Kim Broughton

Events 2017

Well done to Steve Miles, fastest 2L Racing Car and finished 5th Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2017 and winning the Saxon Trophy. He also got 2 new course records at Rockingham (63.79s) and Abingdon Long Course (88.81s) and won FTD 6 times.  

Steve at Anglesey, October 2017

Steve at Anglesey, October 2017. Picture:Kim Broughton

Van Diemen RF 96 – 2.0L SBD Duratec

Van Diemen RF 96 - 2.0L SBD Duratec

Events 2016

Well done to Steve Miles, Top 2L car & 5th Overall in the British Sprint Championship. He also won FTD at Rockingham and Blyton Park.

Message received from Steve via Facebook, October 2016:
‘Thanks SBD Motorsport Ltd for a brilliant engine and gearbox control and traction system – this has been faultless for 4 years – back to you now for a rebuild!’

After finishing the fastest 2L Racing Car & getting a New Class Record at Knockhill, Steve said: ‘Car & all systems ran beautifully all weekend’ 

Steve at Blyton Park, September 2016

Steve at Blyton Park, September 2016. Picture: Kim Broughton

Events 2015

Steve finished 5th in British Sprint Championship 2015, 3rd in 2.0L Racing Car Class and won the Celtic Trophy. He also finished 1st in Class in the HSA Speed Championship 2015.

Steve at Croft, April 2015

Steve at Croft, April 2015. Picture:Kim Broughton

Events 2014

Excerpt from Motorsport News 14.5.14 following the BSC Lydden round, when he finished 2nd in the Top 12 run-off: ‘It was a 2-litre shut out for the top 5 as Steve Miles, in his self developed Van Dieman, grabbed second place . He just held off a stirring challenge from Smith’s co-driver Craig Sampson.’ 

He finished 6th Overall in the British Sprint Championship.

Steve Miles at Snetterton, May 2014. Picture:Kim Broughton

Steve Miles at Snetterton, May 2014

Events 2013

Email received from Steve after the British Sprint Championship, final round at Anglesey, October 2013:
‘It hasn’t got better than this all season! After first t12 run I improved time to 49.11. But Terry was 49.10 and Graham 49.01. Didn’t leave anything in the table next run, car slightly damaged but avoided anything major and posted a new 2 litre record of 48.45 to finish 2nd in run off! Gearbox change, damage repair, tyre prep, awards and beers to drink right now!’ 

Steve finished 2nd in Class and 4th Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2013.

Steve on the start line at Lydden, April 2013

Steve on the start line at Lydden, April 2013. Picture:Kim Broughton

Events 2012

Steve finished the season with 4 FTDs at Mallory Park, Blyton Park, Goodwood and Brands Hatch. He was also equal 1st in Class with Mark Smith, Personal Best time 10.38s at the Brighton Speed Trials, 2012.

Steve at Castle Combe March 2012

Steve at Castle Combe March 2012. Picture:Kim Broughton

Steve Miles bought Bill Gouldthorpe’s Van Dieman after the Brighton Speed Trials 2010, which was powered by a 2.0L SBD Duratec. 

Van Diemen RF 96 - 2.0L SBD Duratec 

All images by Kim Broughton