History will be made north of the border this weekend (August 12/13) as the Legends Cars Elite Cup with JLM gets set to crown its inaugural champion at Knockhill.
Debuting this year on the support bill of the British Touring Car Championship, the six-round series has proven to be a smash-hit and it concludes this weekend at what promises to be a captivating six-race finale.
Connor Mills heads to the undulating Fife venue in the pound seat after moving to the standings summit at Croft, where he claimed a maiden victory of the campaign in commanding style.
Ireland’s Robert Barrable has paired consistency and pace together to position himself second in the points, and with two wins to his name already he’ll be one to watch as the fight for title honours gets set to go down to the wire.
Jack Parker and Will Gibson have been in the mix since the opening rounds however misfortune last time out at Croft has seen them to drop to third and fourth respectively. Boasting a wealth of experience, both drivers are not to be discounted just yet.
Completing the top six in the standings is last year’s Legends Cars Rookie champion Ben Higgins and Marcus Pett. Just 40 points separate Gibson, Higgins and Pett and, with 200 points available for a victory, it’s clear just how tight the points battle is.
The top ten in the title race also features Andy Bird, Chris Needham, Oli Schlup and Nathan Anthony. Over in the battle for Rookie honours, Tyler Read holders a slender 30-point advantage over Andrew Rogerson.
Phil Cooper, Legends Cars Elite Cup with JLM owner, said: “What a weekend we’re in for at Knockhill. It’s a rare visit to Scotland for us, so we’re looking forward to being there and especially as part of the BTCC event.
“We’ve won a lot of new fans, and generated a lot of interest from new drivers as well, through the first two Legends Cars Elite Cup with JLM events. I’m sure this weekend’s action at Knockhill will prove no different!
“Obviously the title battle took a turn at Croft, with both Jack Parker and Will Gibson encountering some misfortune and Connor Mills and Robert Barrable in a position to take advantage.
“Plus, there are still 1,200 points to be won over the six Knockhill races so a lot can still change. It’s going to be fascinating to see what happens before we crown our first Elite Cup Champion on Sunday.”
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