Mixed conditions further spice up TOCA support series action at Croft

12 Jun 17

Mixed weather conditions spiced up the action on the TOCA support package at Croft this past weekend (10/11 June) as a host of drivers headed into the mid-season break with double wins.

Torrential rain battered the North Yorkshire circuit on Saturday before dry conditions greeted a bumper crowd on Sunday - all adding up to provide even more spectacular racing.

Mike Bushell extended his lead to 69 points in the Renault UK Clio Cup as he took the honours in both races. The former champion did have to fight his way back in race one after making a mistake early on in the tricky conditions, which momentarily dropped him to third.

Composing himself, the Team Pyro driver retook the lead to emerge victorious ahead of Nathan Harrison and Daniel Rowbottom. Bushell made no mistake in race two however as he was in fine form, leading from lights-to-flag.

Behind him local hero Max Coates attempted to chase down the lead gap anad got to within half a second. He was unable to overhaul the points leader though and missed out on scoring what would have been a popular victory. Rounding out the podium in the second race was Paul Rivett.

Sebastian Priaulx once again proved to be the superior performer in the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship, scoring another double win.

Achieving the feat at Oulton Park, the JHR Developments driver came, saw and conquered Croft in the opening two races as he continued to scale his way up the championships standings. Points leader Tom Gamble halted his charge in race three as he claimed a fifth win of the campaign.

The Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup saw the spoils shared between Ben Green and Tom Roche as Callum Pointon extended his lead. Green never faltered in race one as he backed up his pace earlier in the weekend, taking the chequered flag ahead of George Gamble.

Green was again in a league of his own in race two as took the win before Tom Roache converted the reverse grid pole position into victory.

In the British F4 Championship, Linus Lundqvist proved that the title fight is far from over as he too claimed a brace of victories around the 2.1 mile circuit. The Swede already had a solitary win to his name heading to Croft and added to that as he closed the gap to Jamie Caroline.

Lundqvist bagged wins in races one and three whilst Alex Quinn led an Arden Motorsport 1-2 in a second pulsating 20-minute race.

For the full classifications from each series, click here.

All four championships will be back out in action, along with the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, at the end of July as the second half of the season kicks off at Snetterton.