It won’t just be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that will take centre stage at Knockhill this weekend (September 14/15) as four categories from the much-loved TOCA support bill will also be in action.
Travelling north of the border for the latest chapter in their 2019 campaigns, any number of twists and turns could yet take place as each championship heads towards its season finale – which takes place at Brands Hatch next month.
Making its first appearance in Scotland since 2015, the Renault UK Clio Cup heads to Knockhill with it all to play. In recent rounds the title battle between Max Coates and Jack Young has reached boiling point – so expect more fireworks at the front of the field as the crescendo approaches.
Just six points split Coates and Young with six races remaining however both will need to be wary as Jamie Bond is within touching distance, despite missing the opening event of the year.
Brett Lidsey, Ben Colburn, Ethan Hammerton and Tyler Lidsey are likely to make their mark during the weekend too so it is advised not to miss a single second of Clio Cup action.
The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup returns to Knockhill for the first time in three years with Will Burns holding the initiative in the points. The Rob Boston Racing enjoyed a stellar weekend at Thruxton last time out to swing the title pendulum his way however he will need to continue his recent run of form if he wants to stay at the summit.
Harry King will be keen to bounce back from his recent travails whilst the pairing of Tom Hibbert and Reece Somerfield will be fully focused on remaining in title contention too. Meanwhile, Fin Green and Carlito Miracco bagged podiums at Thruxton and both will have their sights set on further progress.
Down the years the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship has become renowned for serving up fantastic racing and with three races scheduled to take place, more of the same can be expected.
Will Martin and Zak O’Sullivan delivered a highly entertaining battle at Thruxton and in-doing so, closed the gap to series leader James Hedley. In what is a crucial point in the series, both Martin and O’Sullivan will need to have another high-scoring weekend if they are to make further gains on Hedley who has finished on the podium in 14 of the 17 races this year.
Beyond the top three; Casper Stevenson, James Taylor and Ethan Hawkey will all undoubtedly be in the mix for outright honours too as the teenage racers deliver more exhilarating thrills and spills.
Capping off the weekend’s action at Knockhill will be a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, where the likes of Zane Maloney, Sebastian Alvarez and Carter Williams will renew their rivalries.
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