Ginetta produces G-Fest extravaganza at Cadwell Park

Ginetta Cars continued its 65th anniversary celebrations at Cadwell Park this past weekend (July 22/23) as the Yorkshire manufacturer’s championship trio wrote the latest chapter of their 2023 campaigns in action-packed style. 

Making a long-awaited return to the Lincolnshire venue for the second edition of G-Fest, Ginetta served up a total of nine blockbuster encounters across both days, with a number of drivers taking centre stage in what were challenging conditions at times. 

In the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship – which is open to drivers aged 14 to 17 – R Racing’s Freddie Slater edged closer to title glory as he claimed an impressive brace of race wins. 

Arriving at Cadwell Park holding a commanding championship lead courtesy of picking up 14 victories already this year, the teenager blitzed the opposition in qualifying to clinch pole position and for the first two races he was wheel-perfect. 

Comfortably beating Mikey Porter and Alisha Palmowski in the opening encounter, Slater then went on to reign supreme ahead of Finn Harrison and Chase Fernandez in what was a frenetic second contest. 

Unfortunately, a non-finish in race three prevented him from clinching a hat-trick as Scholarship winner Fernandez charged to his third victory of the season ahead of Porter and Charlie Hart in the weekend’s finale.

In the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship, Ruben Hage gave his title hopes a much-needed boost as he claimed two wins; however he was a denied a clean sweep by series leader Luke Reade.

Rounding out the track action were three races from the Ginetta GT Academy, two of which were won by Ravi Ramyead whilst Nick White picked up the spoils in the remaining contest.

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

BARC TV: What’s On This Weekend – July 22/23

Cadwell Park provides the backdrop for the second instalment of Ginetta G-Fest this weekend (July 22/23) with two days of blockbuster track action from the Yorkshire manufacturer guaranteed to get pulses racing.

Following on from the 65th Anniversary celebrations that took place at Silverstone in early June, the twists and turns of Cadwell Park now provide the next challenge for those competing in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship and Ginetta GT Academy.

Below is all the information you’ll need to know to keep up-to-date with all the action that is being broadcast live:

Cadwell Park

Saturday 22nd July // 11:25 – WATCH HERE

Sunday 23rd July // 11:40 – WATCH HERE

Ginetta marks 65th Anniversary in style at Silverstone

Ginetta celebrated its 65th Anniversary in style this past weekend (June 2-4) as it took centre stage at the Home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone, for a festival of action-packed racing, high-octane demonstrations and eye-catching displays.

Marking more than six decades of the successful Yorkshire manufacturer, the three-day ‘G Fest’ event paid homage to Ginetta’s past, present and future by serving up a plethora of on-track entertainment which was headlined by 19 captivating races.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship provided plenty of edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills as they delivered six frenetic contests – with two drivers standing head and shoulders above the rest. 

R Racing’s Freddie Slater strengthened his championship challenge with a virtuoso performance as he charged to four impressive wins whilst this year’s Scholarship winner Chase Fernandez opened his account for the season with a brace of victories. 

In the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship, Blake Angliss and Ruben Hage emerged as the cream of the crop as they shared the spoils. Angliss – who was making his debut in the series – powered to no less than four wins whilst Hage snared a hat-trick of his own.

Rounding out the weekend’s race action were a flurry of races from the Ginetta GT Academy, which were won by Ravi Ramyead and Nick White.

While wheel-to-wheel racing topped the bill, those in attendance were also treated to a number of other mesmerising machines taking to the world-famous Northamptonshire venue over the course of the weekend. 

Taking centre stage was Ginetta’s incredible Le Mans prototype, the Ginetta G60- LT-P1, showcased what its capable and it was joined on-track by its LMP3 counterpart, the G61-LT-P.

Silverstone is no stranger to Formula 1 cars and last weekend proved to no exception, with a stunning Toleman TG183B-05 – the car that launched the career of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna – hitting the tarmac.

Also making an appearance was a stunning recreation of a 1960’s Jaguar E-Type Lightweight. The competition roadster competed in many legendary events in period, including the Nürburgring 100km Spa 500km and Prix de Paris, beating formidable rivals including the Ferrari 250 GTO and Shelby Daytona Coupes. 

Elsewhere, iconic and rare cars from the manufacturer’s history were on parade courtesy of the Ginetta Owners’ Club whilst there were a number of other attractions for fans to soak up as well. 

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

BARC concludes 2022 season with action-packed weekend at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club brought the curtain down on its 2022 season in style at Brands Hatch this past weekend (November 12/13) with an action-packed 15 races serving up a feast of entertainment. 

Concluding what has been a year to remember for the Club’s championships, series, centres and venues; two days of full-throttle thrills and spills around the famous Kent circuit – as well as a poignant moment of Remembrance – proved to be a fitting finale.

In the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Maximus Hall completed a late-season turnaround to be crowned champion. Closing the gap to long-time points leader Harry Hickton during the second half of the season, Hall arrived at the Indy layout within touching distance of the standings summit.

With double points on offer across all three of the weekend’s races, Hall – who has been the series’ standout rookie driver – didn’t put a wheel wrong as he charged to victory in races one and two, which moved him into the lead of the championship.

Holding a 36-point advantage heading into the final race of the season, Hall was perfection personified as he completed a clean sweep of victories and with it, capped off a sensational maiden campaign to clinch the title in the one-make category. 

Freddie Slater wrapped up the 2022 Michelin Ginetta Junior Winter Series in association with ATL Ltd title with a dominant display, scoring a hat-trick of wins. The R Racing driver entered the weekend as one of the favourites for the crown and he duly lived up to the hype.

Sharing the spoils with Luke Watts on Saturday, Slater – who finished 15th overall in the main championship this year – was in a league of his own on Sunday as he cantered to a brace of wins to capture the big prize. 

Having crowned its champions at Donington Park late last month, the Classic Touring Car Racing Club enjoyed one final blast with a memorable 40-minute all comers race which was ultimately won at a canter by Anton Martin, who finished more than two laps clear of his nearest rival.

One of the undoubted highlights of the weekend was set to be the inaugural 110-minute endurance race, which celebrated 110 Years of the BARC. Open to closed-wheel production cars, a bumper entry list put on a show before thick fog unfortunately brought play to a close early on Sunday.

At the time of the stoppage – which came just 30 minutes into the bout – the BMW duo of Bryan Bransom and Kevin Clarke held an advantage of almost five seconds ahead of pole sitters Lucky Khera and Jasver Sapra. 

Bragging rights in the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires this year went the way of Wayne Rockett after he scored a pivotal victory in the penultimate race of the season. 

Tied with Adam Jones on four wins apiece prior to the weekend, Rockett went from third on the grid to the top step of the podium in the opening encounter to secure overall honours. In the series finale, Jones came oh-so close to winning as he trailed Mark Ridout by little under half a second.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action was four ultra-competitive races from the Classic & Modern Motorsport Club Southern. In the Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouette Series, Lewis Smith emerged as the driver to beat as he charged to pole position and two flawless wins. 

The combined Super Saloon Series & Southern Tin Top Series contests meanwhile saw Michael Eustace guide his BMW E46 M3 to a brace of victories ahead of consistent front-runner Rod Birley, who was behind the wheel of his Ford Escort WRC.

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

Chase Fernandez wins 2023 Ginetta Junior Scholarship

Chase Fernandez has won the 2023 Ginetta Junior Scholarship, securing a fully-funded season in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship for next year.

In what is one of the biggest prizes in UK motorsport, a total of 60 drivers completed a number of driving, fitness and media assessments over the course of the three-day event at Blyton Park this week, however it was karting ace Fernandez that was eventually declared the winner.

No less than 28 drivers advanced to the final day of the competition where they faced more evaluations, before the field was narrowed down to a top 13, a top eight and then a final four.

Following one last run in a Ginetta G40 around the Gainsborough-based venue with Ginetta factory driver Charlie Robertson in the passenger seat, Fernandez’s talent and potential shone through for the judging panel, who named him the 14th different winner of the coveted prize.

Fernandez’s full prize package include all entry fees, use of a G40 Junior race car for the whole season including consumables, insurance and a season supply of race tyres and fuel, and professional car preparation from an experienced team for the duration of the 2023 campaign.

“I’m speechless,” said Fernandez. “I never expected to be here as the winner, it’s an incredible feeling. The competition has been really high this year with some great drivers taking part, so to win against such a talented entry is just amazing.

“I’m going to be making be racing debut in the Winter Series next month, which will be a great taster for what’s to come next year. I’m going to put everything I’ve got in to 2023 and I’m going to do the best I can to represent Ginetta and have a successful season.”

Steph Bush, Ginetta Championship Manager, added: “Every year we are hugely impressed by how talented the young drivers contesting the Ginetta Junior Scholarship are, and this year was no exception with a high standard being set across all the assessment areas on both qualifying days.

“We ended up with a high number of finalists and they continued to raise the bar. It was a close call between the last four drivers in particular, but Chase stood out to our judging panel and is a hugely deserving winner. We’re very excited to have him racing with us next season.”

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship will feature exclusively on the British GT support package in 2023.

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.

Ginetta enters extended partnership with SRO, ends long-term relationship with TOCA

Ginetta has today (September 21) announced it is to enter a new three-year partnership with global leader in GT racing, SRO Motorsports Group. 

Under this partnership, Ginetta will run three championships which will compete at Intelligent Money British GT Championship rounds from the 2023 season.

This new setup will allow all the manufacturer’s race series to be under one package, while continuing to enable drivers of all levels, from those looking to kickstart their racing careers to experienced drivers looking to develop and hone their motorsport skills, to progress to the highest levels in the sport, within a safe, efficient and premium environment.

The announcement marks the end of Ginetta’s long-term relationship with British Touring Car Championship organisers, TOCA.

Mike Simpson, Head of Motorsport, Ginetta, said: “Extending our partnership with SRO Motorsports Group is all part of Lawrence Tomlinson’s vision to continue to develop our racing series and experience. It is a great opportunity for us to continue to build our offering for drivers at all levels with ambitions to become professional racers or to go endurance racing.

It makes racing more efficient for teams and drivers and enables Ginetta to expand its renowned racing ladder philosophy to Europe and the USA where SRO already has a presence in GT racing.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Alan Gow and TOCA for the support they have given Ginetta over many years.”

Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive, said: We have had a long standing and highly successful partnership with Ginetta and we wish them every success in the future. TOCA will announce plans in due course as to which series’ will be joining the UK’s highest profile motorsport package from the 2023 season onwards.”

The 2023 Ginetta Championships will consist of the Ginetta Junior Championship, Ginetta GT Academy and new for 2023, the Ginetta GT Championship. The details of which can be found below:

Ginetta Junior Championship

The UK’s longest running and most prestigious junior series. Offering the first step on the motorsport ladder for 14 to 17-year-old racing drivers, using the multi-disciplined Ginetta G40. It is a championship that plays a critical function in the development of young drivers. 

Ginetta GT Academy

The Ginetta GT Academy is a unique concept providing the driver a high performance, yet safe and reliable race car, the G56 GTA, to enjoy entry level GT Racing. Drivers of all experience levels compete in GT Academy as the field is split between experienced drivers and novices being trained and supported by Ginetta factory drivers in the ‘Rookie’ class. 

Ginetta GT Championship

New for 2023, the Ginetta GT Championship will consist of two main classes, GT Pro and GT5. Due to the success of the GT Academy Championship, Ginetta will now offer both a new car and championship to take drivers to the next level of competition. The full details of which will be announced soon. 

Final details of race format and cars will be confirmed in due course.

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 

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.