Silverstone Grand Prix circuit features on final 2023 ROKiT British F4 calendar

The ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA will make a first ever visit to the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit next year after revealing its final 2023 calendar.

Continuing to support the British Touring Car Championship at nine of the ten scheduled events next season, the championship will break new ground as the first ever FIA-certified Formula 4 series to hold a race meeting around the full, 3.6-mile Grand Prix layout, held in support of the British Endurance Championship on 23-25 June 2023.

The championship’s usual format – two practice sessions, qualifying and three 20-minute races – will be adhered to, ensuring competitors retain the same 30-race schedule, with plenty of track time to aid their driver development.

Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive Officer of Motorsport UK, said: “It’s another excellent step forward for ROKiT British F4 to visit the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone as part of the 2023 calendar.

“With additional trips to Donington and Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix circuits, as well as the other premier circuits in the UK, the calendar will serve as an excellent learning platform for young drivers.

“We have always placed a great deal of importance on listening and engaging with the paddock, and we know all the teams will be excited by the make-up of the series for next year.”

Titles decided on blockbuster Brands Hatch weekend for TOCA supports

Champions weren’t just crowned in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this past weekend (October 8/9), as titles were also decided across all five championships that make up the TOCA support bill. 

On what was an action-packed finale around the famous Grand Prix circuit, the bumper crowd in attendance were treated to a feast of wheel-to-wheel thrills as the battle for supremacy across each of the one-make categories reached an exciting crescendo. 

Kiern Jewiss clinched outright honours in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with a virtuoso performance. Off the back of a dominant double at Silverstone, the Team Parker Racing driver arrived at the Kent venue with a commanding lead in the points and he did what was required of him to turn it into title glory. 

After qualifying on pole position, the former British F4 champion charged to victory in the opening encounter to secure an unassailable leader over his nearest challenger Will Martin, who suffered a scary accident at Paddock Hill Bend. Pro-Am champion Charles Rainford capped off the season with a sensational maiden overall win.

Ginetta’s final appearance on the TOCA package threw up plenty of edge-of-the-seat entertainment as both the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship and Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup titles were settled. 

Ahead of their full-time switch to SRO next year, the Yorkshire manufacturer said a fine farewell with six blockbuster races that will undoubtedly live long in the memory.

With confirmation that the GT4 Supercup would cease to exist at the end of the year, James Kellett capped off a sensational season by writing his name into the history books as the last-ever champion of the series. 

Having shattered multiple records on course to his coronation, the Century Motorsport driver brought the curtain down on the championship with a superlative display, chalking up a hat-trick of second place finishes.

Tom Emson – who entered the event as the only driver that could stop Kellett from being crowned – cemented his place as vice-champion by notching an impressive pair of race wins. DTO Motorsport’s Aston Miller then went on to clinch the series’ final win in a frenetic third bout.

Elsewhere, Josh Rowledge wrapped up the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship. Hot on the heels of clinching the Ginetta Junior Winter Series crown last year, the R Racing driver followed in the footsteps of many leading lights by capturing the prestigious junior crown.

After narrowly missing out on sealing the championship last time out at Silverstone, Rowledge stormed to second place in the opening contest to put himself out of reach of nearest rival Will Macintyre.

Fox Motorsport’s Liam McNeilly closed out his final season in the one-make category with a superb double win before Macintyre triumphed in Sunday’s final bout.

Sam Weller came out on top of a five-way battle to be crowned Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW champion. Fourth place in the opening race was good enough for the Hybrid Tune driver to secure an unassailable advantage at the top of the leaderboard. 

Saturday belonged to one of the form drivers from the latter half of the season, Alex Denning. Storming to pole position in qualifying, the Graves Motorsport ace converted it into a commanding victory in race one before repeating the feat later in the day. The weekend’s third and final contest saw Sam Smith score victory.

The ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA crowned Alex Dunne as its new champion; despite the Hitech GP driver electing to miss the season finale to focus on maintaining his title challenge in the Italian F4 series. 

In what had been a dominant year, which included no less than 11 victories, the Irishman clinched the crown without turning a wheel. Carlin’s Oliver Gray – who was the only remaining driver that held a mathematical chance of stopping Dunne – was unable to score the required points needed across the weekend’s trio of races.

Joseph Loake and Eduardo Coseteng shared the spoils for the final time this season, capping off what has been a superb year for the series’ new era. 

To view the full classification of results from all TOCA support championships, as well as the final standings for each, CLICK HERE.

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support package will return in 2023, with the new season scheduled to get underway at Donington Park on April 22/23.

Title battles intensify on action-packed TOCA support package at Silverstone

The battle for supremacy in all five TOCA support championships intensified at Silverstone this past weekend (September 24/25) to set up what promises to be a grandstand season finale at Brands Hatch next month. 

In addition to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship going down to the wire at the famous Kent venue on October 8/9, champions will be celebrated across all one-make categories as the curtain falls on the 2022 season around the Grand Prix circuit. 

James Kellett put himself on the cusp of being crowned the last-ever Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion after producing another commanding performance, winning two of the four races that took place over the course of the weekend. 

Following the news that Ginetta will leave the TOCA package at the end of the season and that the GT4 Supercup will cease to exist after Brands Hatch, the Century Motorsport driver underlined his credentials by strengthening his grip on the coveted title. 

Storming to pole position in qualifying, race one saw Kellett suffer mechanical dramas which allowed Tom Emson to triumph but from there the series pace-setter cemented his status as the driver to beat with a fine double. He would however be prevented from securing a hat-trick as Emson chalked up his second win in the finale.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is all-but wrapped up after Josh Rowledge scored his eighth and ninth victories of the season. Arriving at the Northamptonshire venue in the pound seat, the R Racing teenager was perfection personified as he charged to two wins on Saturday.

Will Macintyre – Rowledge’s chief title rival – ensured that the fight will go all the way to the final event as he scored victory in a chaotic finale. Taking the chequered flag in third, the Elite Motorsport driver was promoted to top step of the podium after penalties were applied to both Sonny Smith and Rowledge. 

Thrills and spills dominated the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA and when all was said-and-done, Alex Dunne remained the man to beat. Despite not winning a race, the Hitech GP racer preserved his impressive lead in the standings, albeit at a slight deficit to what he arrived with. 

Oliver Gray kept his slender hopes of the clinching the crown alive with a lights-to-flag victory in race three after both Georgi Dimitrov and Louis Sharp had scored a win apiece earlier on.

Five drivers will head to Brands Hatch in contention to lift the coveted Quaife MINI CHALLENGE title. In what was another blockbuster chapter for the tin top series, Sam Weller maintained his advantage out front with a hard-fought victory in the weekend’s final contest. 

Before Weller’s win, Alex Denning – who is one of the aforementioned five drivers that find themselves in the thick of the title battle – served up a superlative display behind the wheel to win the first two races of the weekend. 

Elsewhere, Kiern Jewiss took a step closer to Porsche Carrera Cup GB glory as he boosted his own championship aspirations with a flawless weekend. After charging to pole position in qualifying, the Team Parker Racing driver extended his points advantage with a superb brace of wins.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Silverstone, CLICK HERE.

ROKiT British F4 announces two-day New Driver Test

The ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA has announced a dedicated New Driver Test at Snetterton on October 27/28 for prospective drivers looking to enter the 2023 season.

The two-day event will aim to give drivers an early opportunity to get to grips with the championship’s industry-leading Tatuus-Abarth-Pirelli package as well as begin building up testing mileage.

Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive Officer of Motorsport UK, said: “We’re very pleased to unveil plans for our first official New Driver Test for 2023 at the end of October. One of Motorsport UK’s key objectives, as the organisers of ROKiT British F4, is to create meaningful pathways through the sport for drivers.

“Now, with this initiative, that process can begin even sooner, providing drivers a headstart on winter testing, an opportunity to network within the paddock and immerse themselves at an earlier stage in all that the championship has to offer.

“It’s always exciting watching a new generation of talent come through year-on-year, and we look forward to meeting and working with them in the coming weeks and months.”

Drivers wishing to participate in the two-day test can contact teams currently registered to compete in the championship by clicking here.

TOCA support championships produce Thruxton thriller

High speed thrills and spills were in full effect at Thruxton this past weekend (August 27/28) as the TOCA support championships wrote the latest chapter in what is proving to be another pulsating season. 

With the business end of the campaign coming into view, every point on offer proved critical for those in title contention; all of which led to edge-of-the-seat entertainment for those that had flocked trackside. 

James Kellett took a step closer to wrapping up the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup crown. Having been the driver to beat since the get-go, the Century Motorsport ace added two more victories to his impressive résumé to further cement his place at the top of the leaderboard.

Sunday’s second race had to be restarted following a serious incident on the run up Woodham Hill. As a result of the impact, the drivers involved, Colin White and Mike Brown, were taken to hospital for care and are in stable condition.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship saw an abundance of edge-of-the-seat entertainment as the top two took centre stage. Will Macintyre clinched a pivotal victory in Saturday’s opener however he could do nothing to stop series leader Josh Rowledge from hitting back in race two later that afternoon.

Sunday’s third and final contest saw Rowledge recover from a high-speed on the run to the Complex to take his sixth win of the season and thus further extend his championship lead. 

History was made in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA as Alex Dunne continued his march towards the title. Returning to the Hampshire venue with a healthy lead in the points, the Hitech GP rewrote the record books in commanding fashion. 

Two victories over the course of the weekend – his 10th and 11th of the campaign – saw him break the record for the most victories in a single season and edge nearer to the overall title. Oliver Stewart made it a weekend to remember for the team as he also triumphed for the very first time.

Spoils were shared in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, where the title race took yet another turn. Gus Burton converted pole position into victory in race one before reigning Sprint Challenge GB champion Theo Edgerton came to the fore in race two to claim his maiden win in the series. 

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy’s final appearance on the TOCA support bill didn’t disappoint either as the one-make category delivered a pair of blockbuster races. 

Tom Ovenden became the latest driver to taste victory in the category as he won an action-packed race one before Nelson King added to his victory tally with a narrow win in what was a pulsating finale.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Thruxton, CLICK HERE.

The Home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone, provides the penultimate stop on the calendar for the TOCA package on September 24/25, with the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW primed to rejoin the fray. 

TOCA support package turns up the heat at Snetterton

Snetterton was the latest destination for the TOCA support package this past weekend (August 13/14), with all five championships writing the latest chapter of their 2022 season in the searing heat. 

Coming off the back of an action-packed weekend north of the border at Knockhill, the supporting cast of the BTCC had those in attendance and watching on television on the edge of their seats as they served up an unmissable show.

Alex Dunne continued his march towards the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA title with a commanding performance in Norfolk. The Hitech GP driver – who has been the driver to beat this year – added another dominant double to his ever-growing tally of race wins, which now sits at nine.

Blasting to pole position, the Irishman was perfection personified in race one to claim victory and he then went onto repeat the feat in race three. JHR Developments Joseph Loake was the only driver to halt Dunne as he triumphed in the reverse grid contest.

Kiern Jewiss and Matthew Graham were the big winners in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, claiming a win apiece. Jewiss had been the driver to beat in qualifying but a track limits penalty had looked like it would prevent him from winning race one.

Following a successful appeal of a five-second penalty, Jewiss was reinstated as the winner having originally taken the chequered flag first. Redline Racing’s Graham bounced back from a scary crash at Knockhill in style as he romped to victory in race two, leading every single lap untroubled.

Three different drivers stood on the top step of the podium in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship. Will Macintyre came out on top of an enthralling multi-car battle for victory in the opener before Kenato Le came to the fore in race two. 

Race three will undoubtedly go down as an all-time classic for the one-make series as championship leader Josh Rowledge strengthened his advantage at the summit of the standings with a superb win. 

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup had a familiar feel to things as James Kellett maintained his supremacy with another virtuous performance. Having taken seven wins from eight races heading into the weekend, the Century Motorsport driver was at it again towards the front of the field.

Lights-to-flag dominance was the story of race one and race two for the points leader however win number three was just a little too far out of reach as Tom Emson held his nerve to score his first win of the year.

There were plenty of thrills and spills in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE, where two drivers shared the spoils. Fresh off the back of his maiden win last time out at Knockhill, Alex Denning doubled his account for the season with a superlative triumph in race one. 

Denning then repeated the feat in a photo finish with Jason Lockwood before Jack Mitchell got his title charge back on-track with victory in race three, with Lockwood once again proving to be the closest challenger.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Thruxton, CLICK HERE. 

Thruxton Circuit provides the latest stop on the calendar for the TOCA package in under two weeks’ time on August 27/28, where the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy will rejoin the fray for the final time this season.

Tickets for the second visit of the year to the fastest circuit in the UK are available to purchase at advance prices via https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/btcc-august. 

Blockbuster entertainment runs throughout TOCA supports in Scotland

Knockhill provided the backdrop for a thrilling two days of action this past weekend (July 30/31) as the TOCA support package blasted back into life.

Making the annual trip north of the border following the mid-season summer break, five championships put on an unmissable show alongside the BTCC for the bumper crowd that had flocked trackside. 

Ronan Pearson enjoyed a dream weekend in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE as he made home advantage count to score a dominant double, much to the delight of the local fans.

The Scotsman was in a league of his own on Saturday as he claimed pole position before charging to a pair of lights-to-flag victories. Sunday’s reverse grid encounter for the tin top series saw Pearson just miss out on a famous hat-trick as Alex Denning won a safety-car affected third race. 

The ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA saw its fair share of drama over the course of the weekend, with the next generation of single-seater stars serving up three memorable bouts. 

Joseph Loake became the ninth different winner of the season in a pulsating first race before Georgi Dimitrov and Ugo Ugochukwu came to the fore, winning races two and three on Sunday. 

There was a familiar story in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup as James Kellett continued his relentless winning streak. Arriving at the Fife venue with a 100% unbeaten record, the Century Motorsport ace was perfection personified. 

Storming to pole position in qualifying, the 24-year-old didn’t put a wheel wrong in race one to triumph before repeating the feat in race two. Kellett had won race three on the road however a post-race penalty saw him excluded and Wes Pearce declared the victor.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship served up a feast of entertainment and a first-time winner over the course of the weekend. Former Scholarship winner Maurice Henry soaked up the applause in race one after holding his nerve to win a shortened opener. 

Points leader Josh Rowledge then proved to be the driver to beat in races two and three as he produced a pair of carbon copy performances to triumph, despite fending off late charges in both.

Rounding out the weekend’s action in Scotland was the latest chapter of the ever-competitive Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport’s Gus Burton opened his win account for the campaign as he produced a flawless performance in race one, after a multi-car crash took place on the start-finish line. 

Adam Smalley had looked on course to claim the spoils in race two before being hit with a five-second time penalty in the latter stages. Despite taking the lead as the lights went out the Redline Racing driver couldn’t break clear of Will Martin and was ultimately relegated to second place after the chequered flag.

To view the full classifications from all sessions at Knockhill, CLICK HERE.

All five TOCA support championships will next be in action in under two weeks’ time when they join the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton on August 13/14.

TOCA support championships serve up Croft cracker

Croft Circuit played host to a memorable two days of TOCA support championship action this past weekend (June 25/26) as the 2022 season reached the halfway point. 

Sharing the bill with the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in North Yorkshire, five one-make categories served up a feast of entertainment for the bumper crowd that was in attendance. 

After missing Oulton Park, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship made a triumphant return, delivering a pair of exciting contests. Race one saw Sonny Smith come out on top of a spectacular multi-car battle for the lead before Will Macintyre claimed his second win of the season in a calmer second race.

Alex Dunne continued his dominance in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA by chalking up a seventh win of the season to cement his position at the top of the standings.

Saturday’s two races saw Aiden Neate – who was celebrating his 16th birthday – score a commanding pole-to-flag victory in race one before Dunne came to the fore in the second contest, storming to victory in style after grabbing the lead off the line. 

Williams F1 Junior Oliver Gray then made it three different winners from three races as he triumphed in a shortened final race, his first of the season.

Tin top thrills and spills were in full force in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy as a capacity grid went wheel-to-wheel in two frenetic encounters. Championship leader Nelson King reigned supreme in Saturday’s bout before then going onto double his account for the weekend on Sunday.

The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge made its final appearance of the season on the TOCA package and true to form it didn’t disappoint, with two pulsating contests getting fans on the edge of their seats. 

Entering the business end of the title battle, Harley Haughton continued his scintillating form of recent rounds by storming to a pole position double and then backed it up with a pair of commanding race wins. That clean sweep has now moved the Elite Motorsport driver to the summit of the drivers’ standings with two events to go. 

Bringing the curtain down on the support race action over the course of the weekend was two races from the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB. Boasting an ultra-competitive grid, Matthew Armstrong emerged as the driver to beat, winning both races.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Croft Circuit, CLICK HERE. 

Knockhill provides the next stop on the calendar for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support categories, with the annual trip north of the border for the sixth event of the season taking place on July 30/31.

Oulton Park serves up blockbuster action across TOCA support package

Oulton Park provided the backdrop to the latest all-action chapter of what is proving to be an unmissable season for the TOCA support package this past weekend (June 11/12) as five championships served up a feast of entertainment.

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in Cheshire, blockbuster thrills and spills ran throughout each series – keeping the bumper trackside crowd and those watching on ITV and ITV4 on the edge of their seats from start-to-finish. 

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB had its fair share of thrilling moments across its two races, the first of which was marred by a red flag. Fresh off the back of his win at Brands Hatch, Will Martin was the driver to beat in the opener as he held off the charging Adam Smalley and Kiern Jewiss to win.

Matty Graham came to the fore in race two as he claimed a commanding lights-to-flag victory, having started from pole position. 

James Kellett continued his fine start to the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Sueprcup season, adding a further two wins to the three he claimed at the Brands Hatch season-opener last month.

After claiming pole position in style, Kellett was untouchable in the opening bout as he scored victory by a staggering 15 seconds. The Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport driver doubled his tally for the weekend with another superlative performance in race two, maintaining his unbeaten streak. 

Kellett’s second win came in astonishing circumstances as a multi-car crash on the run to the chequered flag saw him vault from fourth to first within a matter of metres. Aston Millar and Reece Somerfield – both of whom were involved in the incident – rounded out the podium.

There was plenty of wheel-to-wheel entertainment in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW as Sam Weller and Jason Lockwood scored a victory apiece. 

Saturday arguably belonged to Weller as the Hybrid Tune racer powered his way to the top of the times in qualifying and then converted it into victory in race one. Lockwood then ,mastered tricky conditions in Sunday’s second race to triumph.

The latest chapter of the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA had everyone on the edge of their seats as the motorsport stars of tomorrow produced an unmissable lakeside triple-header.

Alex Dunne continued his dominance with a commanding lights-to-flag victory in race one before Daniel Guinchard and Louis Sharp scored their breakthrough first wins in races two and three. 

Bringing the curtain down on the action was a pair of races from the Ginetta GT Academy, which was making its one and only appearance on the BTCC support bill this year. 

Enjoying what is proving to be a hugely successful sophomore year, the one-make series boasted a bumper 28-car grid and provided plenty of close racing as Ravi Ramyead scored victory. 

Ramyead got the jump on pole-sitter Warren as the lights went out for race one and although he was under constant pressure, held on to win. Ramyead then repeated the feat in race two to complete a remarkable weekend.

To view the full classification of results from all TOCA support championships sessions at Oulton Park, CLICK HERE.

Croft Circuit provides the next stop on the calendar for the TOCA support package on June 11/12 where the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is poised to return to action after a weekend off. 

Thruxton thrills for TOCA support championships

It wasn’t just the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that had fans on the edge of their seats at Thruxton Circuit this past weekend (May 28/29) as the TOCA support championships also shared the headlines. 

Marking the first of two visits to the fastest circuit in the UK this year, five one-make categories took centre stage in Hampshire to write the latest chapter in what is already shaping up to be a blockbuster season across the board. 

The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge made their second appearance on the BTCC support bill and like their Junior counterparts, they didn’t disappoint. 

Harley Haughton – who has been one of the standout performers in the series thus far – was the driver to beat in Saturday’s opening bout as he charged from third on the grid to claim a well-deserved maiden victory. Haughton then repeated the feat on Sunday with a similarly commanding drive.

Elsewhere, Josh Rowledge and Ian Aguilera enjoyed a share of the spoils in what were two blockbuster Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship races – the second of which ended prematurely

There was plenty of wheel-to-wheel entertainment in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA as Alex Dunne and Aiden Neate stood on the top step of the podium.

Despite starting on pole position, Dunne had to secure victory the hard way in race one as he battled back past Ugo Ugochukwu on lap four after losing the lead off the line. Once back in front, the Irishman powered clear to win and strengthen his title challenge. 

Dunne would go on to prevail in race three after Neate led an Argenti Motorsport 1-2 in an enthralling reverse grid contest on Sunday.

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy – which boasted a bumper 30-car entry list – led the way with two frenetic races. Nelson King continued his sensational start to the season as he narrowly prevailed in the opening contest after pipping Louie Capozzoli and Matt Hammond in a drag to the line.

Capozzoli struck back in the second bout as he chalked up his first win of the year after fending off the advances of Alfie Glenie. King was declared the winner of the third race, which was twice affected by red flag stoppages. 

Rounding out the weekend’s track action was a pair of pulsating races from the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB. Now in its third season, the one-make series made its first appearance on the TOCA support package for this season with Harry Foster winning both bouts. 

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Thruxton, CLICK HERE. 

Oulton Park provides the next stop on the calendar for the TOCA support package on June 11/12 where the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, MINI CHALLENGE JCW and Ginetta GT4 Supercup all return to action.

ROKiT Racing Stars shine bright as winners are crowned

Monica Boulton Ramos and Deagen Fairclough have each won a spot on the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA grid for 2023 after being named the inaugural winners of the ROKiT Racing Stars competition.

Launched this year with the aim of discovering new motorsport talent through online sim racing, the innovative scheme – which is spearheaded by former President of the FIA Single Seater Commission Bob Fernley and ROKiT – is unique to British motorsport as it looks to remove the cost barrier to compete.

Five high-octane qualifying rounds on RaceRoom software whittled down the competition before 15 of the country’s brightest stars – seven girls and eight boys – went wheel-to-wheel on simulators at the University of Bolton for a never-before-seen prize. 

Competing just hours before he was due to sit a GCSE exam, Fairclough proved to be one of the standout performers as he took a clean sweep of victories around the virtual Brands Hatch Grand Prix to secure his place as the Male Racing Star. 

Im so over the moon,” said an overjoyed Fairclough. Im so speechless. ROKiT have given us such a fantastic opportunity, Ive been waiting for an amazing opportunity like this, and its come around. Im really overwhelmed, I cant believe it.”

Boulton Ramos’ route to victory in the female category proved to be just as commanding as she charged to victory in race one before repeating the performance in the second contest to clinch the coveted F4 seat.

I am still speechless,” Monica commented. I had performed well in the qualifying races online and thought I had a chance but the competition from the other girls here in Bolton was tremendous and I am just delighted I have come through.”

Both drivers are now set to embark on six months of training in readiness for competition, supported by both the Motorsport UK Academy and Hitech GP. Later in the year they will then begin pre-seas testing before taking up full-time race seats in the series for 2023.

TOCA support package makes a splash at Brands Hatch

Contrasting conditions of bright sunshine and persistent rain only added to the drama at Brands Hatch this past weekend (May 14/15) as the TOCA support package continued its 2022 season.

Hot on the heels of a sensational curtain-raiser at Donington Park last month, five championships took centre stage around the famous Kent venue for a thrilling two days of racing in front of a packed trackside crowd.

Alex Dunne remains at the summit of the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA after clinching his third win of the season. Coming off the back of a double win at Donington Park, the Hitech GP commanded proceedings in race one to strengthen his advantage in the points.

That was to be his only visit to the top step of the podium over the course of the weekend however as Michael Shin gave Virtuosi Racing their first triumph in race two before Carlin’s Ugo Ugochukwu blasted to victory in the final contest.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship also saw three different drivers claim victory across what were a trio of frenetic encounters. Josh Rowledge had triumphed on the road in race one however a post-race penalty promoted Kanato Le to secure what was his maiden win in the popular one-make category.

Rowledge then went on to narrowly miss out on victory in race two as he hounded Will MacIntyre all the way to the chequered flag. Race three – which took place in very different conditions to that of the day before – saw Harri Reynolds take on a starring role to clinch his second win of year.

A new era for the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup was ushered in at Brands Hatch with the brand-new G56 making its competitive debut. The weekend proved to be one to remember for James Kellett as he made his mark with a hat-trick of commanding wins – becoming the first driver to achieve the feat since 2016. 

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB also saw its fair share of excitement with Will Martin and Kiern Jewiss making it four different winners from four races. Race one saw a five-minute dash to the flag after the race was halted, with Martin holding off the chasing pack right the way to the finish.

Race two – which as held in worse conditions than earlier in the day – saw Jewiss convert a superlative start from fifth into victory as he held off the charging Martin and Adam Smalley.

Bringing the curtain down on the weekend were a trio of races from the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW. Never short of entertainment, the tin top series saw Jack Mitchell romp to an impressive pair of wins before Max Coates was victorious in a shortened third and final bout.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Brands Hatch, click here.

Thruxton Circuit provides the next stop on the calendar for the TOCA support package, with the fastest circuit in the UK hosting the third event of the 2022 season on May 28/29.