Champions to be crowned throughout unmissable TOCA support package

It won’t just be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that will crown champions at Brands Hatch this weekend (November 14/15) as titles will be decided throughout the TOCA support package as well.

Taking centre stage alongside the UK’s premier motorsport series since the 2020 campaign roared into life back in August, each support championship has served up a feast of entertainment over the course of the past three and a half months.

In the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, a three-way battle between Bailey Voisin, Tom Lebbon and Josh Rattican will come to a head across two blockbuster encounters. All three have been a force to be reckoned

Voisin enters the weekend in the box seat, holding an 11-point lead over Lebbon who is looking to make history as the first-ever Scholarship winner to win the main prize in their first year. Rattican meanwhile is a further ten points back, well within striking distance.

Will Burns sits on the cusp of being crowed Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion for the first time, having been runner-up on two previous occasions. The Rob Boston Racing driver has been the man to beat for a majority of the season, scoring no less than five victories and a further eight podiums to-date.

Burns’ nearest challenger is Gus Burton, who has proven to be a revelation during his maiden campaign. Burton will need things to fall his way however he has shown he is more than capable of running towards the front in the ultra-competitive series.

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE has proven to be a smash-hit during its first year on the TOCA support package and it too will crown a champion around the Indy circuit of the famous Kent venue.

Nathan Harrison holds the lead but with Ant Whorton-Eales, Dan Zelos, Tom Rawlings and Max Bird all hot on his heels, the stage is set for an enthralling battle for supremacy.

It’s set to be all to play for in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost as the single-seater category brings the curtain down on another season with three scheduled contests.

Zak O’Sullivan and Luke Browning are tied on points so it will be a simple case of whoever outscores the other will be crowned champion.

One championship that has already been settled is the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, with Harry King have secured an unassailable lead last time out at Snetterton. King has been the benchmark driver during his rookie year and will undoubtedly look to put the exclamation point on what has been a scintillating campaign.

To find out more information on this weekend’s finale at Brands Hatch, such as links to live timing and commentary, click here.

Titles decided during dramatic Brands Hatch TOCA support showdown

Alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this past weekend (November 14/15), high drama ran throughout the TOCA support race championships as titles were decided and champions were crowned.

Bringing the curtain down on an unprecedented season which has consisted of nine events crammed into just three-and-a-half months, treacherous weather conditions added to the spectacle over the course of two blockbuster days at the Kent venue.

History was made in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship as Tom Lebbon secured the title following a tense finale. Tallying a pair of second place finishes, the Elite Motorsport driver became the first Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner to win the overall crown at the first attempt.

Lebbon had been in the thick of a three-way title fight alongside Josh Rattican and Bailey Voisin for a majority of the season but came good at the end, triumphing in sensational style. Rattican and Josh Millar would claim the final race wins of the season.

In the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Will Burns was finally crowned champion after a superlative campaign. Having twice been a runner-up in the series, the Rob Boston Racing driver made no mistake this year as he paired raw speed with consistency to net the title.

Burns wrapped the championship up in the opening encounter as Adam Smalley and Gus Burton shared the remaining spoils of the 2020 season.

Having made their mark during their first year on the TOCA support bill, the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE signed off a stellar debut season with two enthralling bouts. As Max Bird and Lewis Brown took a win apiece, Excelr8 Motorsport’s Harrison held his nerve to deliver too formidable drives which would prove good enough for the title.

After clinching the title at Snetterton last month, Harry King put an exclamation point on his domination of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with another stunning display. Sweeping the competition aside this year, the Porsche GB Scholarship winner racked up his 11th and 12th wins of the season to sign off the year as a worthy champion.

The final title to be decided around the Indy layout was the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, with Luke Browning emerging as the victor in dramatic circumstances.

Zak O’Sullivan won the final round of the year however heavy rain hit the circuit and, on the grounds of safety with the entire field on slick tyres, the race was red-flagged. Half points were awarded and that swung the pendulum back to Browning, crowning him champion by four markers.

To view the full classification of results and championship points for each category, click here.

BTCC Season Finale at Brands Hatch to go ahead as planned

Series organisers, TOCA, have confirmed that the British Touring Car Championship season finale at Brands Hatch on November 14/15 will go ahead as originally planned.

This past Saturday (October 31) saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson address the nation and announce that England will enter into a four-week national lockdown from Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December at the earliest to combat the spread of coronavirus.

In light of the restrictions that are associated with this impending lockdown, the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that elite sport will continue behind closed doors during this next lockdown period.

Since the resumption of racing on July 4th, the BTCC has been classified under the elite sport bracket and has operated behind closed doors, without spectators. The BTCC will therefore continue to race, bringing the curtain down on its 2020 campaign at Brands Hatch and crowning a champion.

Titles will also be decided on the TOCA support package as the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Quaife Mini Challenge take centre stage as well.

The BTCC has worked tirelessly to maintain the safety of its drivers, teams, staff and all personnel through its own strict protocols that actually exceed those of the government guidelines. TOCA will continue to ensure those protocols are strictly adhered to, so as to provide a very safe and secure environment for all participants at our final event.

Harry King clinches Porsche crown as remaining TOCA title battles intensify at Snetterton

Harry King became the first champion to be crowned on the TOCA support package this year at Snetterton over the course of last weekend (October 24/25), securing an unassailable lead in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB whilst title battles intensified elsewhere.

Joining the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the Norfolk venue for the penultimate event of the season, the TOCA support package served up a sensational two days of racing where the main protagonists battled to stay in contention ahead of next month at Brands Hatch.

One title that has already been sewn up is Carrera Cup GB after King was provisionally crowned champion at Snetterton. Having been the class of the field since debuting at the start of the season, the Porsche GB Scholarship winner put himself out of reach of his main rival and team-mate Josh Webster.

As he has done for a majority of the campaign, King proved to be in a league of his own on-track as he claimed two commanding victories to seal the title with a race meeting to spare.

Will Burns put himself on the verge of clinching the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup crown after scoring a win and a second place during the penultimate event of the season.

Having been vice-champion twice, the Rob Boston Racing driver is now within touching distance of the title after another strong performance. Burns claimed a lights-to-flag victory in the opening encounter before Adam Smalley and Gus Burton went on to triumph later in the weekend.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is delicately poised heading into the Brands Hatch finale with just 11 points separating Bailey Voisin and Tom Lebbon at the summit of the standings.

Scholarship winner Lebbon enjoyed a dream weekend around the challenging 2.97-mile track as he powered his way to a sensational hat-trick of race wins. The Elite Racing ace became the first driver in two years to complete the clean sweep, and he provisionally wrapped up the Rookie title as well.

It’s set to be a tense showdown in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW in November as Nathan Harrison bids to covert his now 27-point lead over Ant Whorton-Eales and Dan Zelos into championship silverware.

Harrison produced a stunning drive in the opening encounter to tally his third win of the season before Isaac Smith held off Max Coates to claim his maiden victory in the series in race two.

Elsewhere, Zak O’Sullivan and Luke Browning shared the spoils across three enthralling F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost races to set up a thrilling finale that will see the pair head to Brands Hatch level on points.

To view the full classification of results from all TOCA support championship sessions at Snetterton, click here.

Brands Hatch Indy will play host to the final event of the season for the TOCA package on November 14/15, with champions set to be crowned.

All to play for as TOCA support package descends on Snetterton

It’s all to play for on the TOCA support package this weekend (October 24/25) as five championships descend on Snetterton for what will be the penultimate event of the 2020 season.

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the Norfolk venue, title battles are set to reach fever pitch ahead of next month’s season finale at Brands Hatch.

In the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Bailey Voisin heads to Snetterton as the driver to beat despite enduring a weekend to forget at Croft last time out. Scoring seven wins so far this year, the R Racing driver has been in superlative form and he will need to continue that if he wants to remain at the summit of the standings.

Hot on the heels of the teenage sensation however are a host of hungry contenders that are all keen to claim the crown. Scholarship winner Tom Lebbon has been a revelation whilst Josh Rattican finds himself in a fine run of form which has included three wins across the last four meetings.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup is heading towards a fascinating crescendo with Will Burns in the box seat with five races remaining. Burns has twice been a runner-up in the series and is hoping this is finally the year he clinches the coveted crown, however he has fierce opposition to beat before doing that.

Rookie Gus Burton is Burns’ closest challenger whilst Tom Hibbert, Adam Smalley and Jamie Falvey may yet have their say on the destiny of the title too.

Harry King’s maiden year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB has been nothing short of mesmerising and the Team Parker Racing driver will this weekend bid to take a step closer to the overall title.

Holding a 28-point lead over nearest rival Josh Wester, the Scholarship winner enters the penultimate event of the campaign as the driver to beat, and you’d be hard pressed to bet against him given his performances this year.

Two races from the MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship is bound to get pulses racing also as a bumper grid embarks on their fourth event of the season. Serving up a feast of entertainment wherever they go, the one-make tin top category sees just a solitary point separating the top two, Ant Whorton-Eales and Nathan Harrison.

The pair have been the standout performers so far this season however both will need to keep an eye on the chasing pack as the likes of Dan Zelos, Max Bird and Lewis Brown are all in the mix too.

Rounding out the weekend’s action will be three contests from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Just 13 points separate Luke Browning and Zak O’Sullivan at the top of the standings.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Snetterton, including links to live timing and commentary, click here.

TOCA support championship deliver blockbuster entertainment at Silverstone

Silverstone played host to a memorable two days of TOCA support race action this past weekend (September 26/27) as five championships continued their 2020 campaigns around the 1.64-mile National layout.

Sharing centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the Home of British Motor Racing, wheel-to-wheel battles were a constant theme across the weekend as each category edged closer towards the business end of the season.

As they have done all season, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship served up a feast of entertainment where there was high drama and a string of notable performances.

Bailey Voisin emerged as the big winner from the weekend as he powered his R Racing G40 to a brace of wins. Georgi Dimitrov claimed the remaining victory, keeping his calm amidst a truncated race two to score his fourth win of the year.

Making their third and final appearance on the TOCA support bill this year, the Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge produced a sensational two races with Josh Malin claiming a near-perfect score to claim the championship lead.

Malin powered his Richardson Racing machine to the top step of the podium in both races to put himself in prime position to be crowned champion with just two races remaining.

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB saw redemption fall the way of Harry King as he made a return to winning ways. After seeing two wins slip away at Thruxton, King was back on the top step of the podium in emphatic style, taking a commanding victory ahead of Will Martin and Sam MacLeod in the opening encounter.

Race two would see King reign supreme once again as he powered his way up the order to score victory and in doing so, take a step closer to clinching the title. Matthew Graham settled for second after leading for much of the race whilst Martin rounded off the podium.

Spoils were shared in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship across three feisty races around the famous Northamptonshire venue. Nathan Harrison converted pole position into a commanding race one victory before Ant Whorton-Eales strengthened his series lead with a win in race two.

Jamsport Racing’s Tom Rawlings then held off race-long attention from Callum Newsham and Ronan Pearson to prevail from a frenetic third encounter.

The weekend was rounded off by three scintillating contests from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Alex Connor, Zak O’Sullivan and Casper Stevenson each took a win apiece.

To view the full classification of results from all championship sessions, click here.

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support categories now head to Croft Circuit on October 10/11 for the next event of the 2020 season.

Show stopping weekend on the horizon for TOCA support bill at Silverstone

Silverstone’s National layout plays host to the latest instalment of the 2020 season for five TOCA support championships this weekend (September 26/27), where blockbuster entertainment is all-but guaranteed.

Having travelled the length and breadth of the country alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, the business end of the campaign begins at the home of British motorsport – and it is set to be a show stopping two days.

Thrills and spills have been a constant theme of the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship and the pendulum at the summit of the standings has continued to swing back and forth as each round has passed.

Scholarship winner Tom Lebbon is the latest driver to lead the standings but with three encounters scheduled to take place and the likes of Bailey Voisin, Josh Rattican, Georgi Dimitrov and Joel Pearson breathing down his neck, things could change in an instant.

Embarking on their second event in as many weekend’s, the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge returns to the TOCA package with an enthralling title battle brewing.

Jonny Wilkinson, Josh Malin, Gordie Mutch and James Taylor have been the lead protagonists throughout the season thus far and the quartet will undoubtedly be the ones to watch around the flowing 1.64-mile Northamptonshire venue.

In the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Harry King has proven to be in a league of his own at times however two punctures at Thruxton when in a race-winning position has seen his advantage in the points slashed.

Likely to be the driver to beat, King will hope to open up his advantage in the standings once again whilst Josh Webster, Will Martin and Ross Wylie – amongst others will continue in their pursuit of the Scholarship victor.

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship is also back in action at Silverstone with its own title battle gathering pace. It has been all-out action in the tin top category so far this year and as it stands no less than six drivers are in the mix for the coveted prize.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action will be a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. JHR Developments ace James Hedley holds the momentum as it stands after clinching a sensational hat-trick at Thruxton.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event, including links to live timing and the event timetable, click here.

TOCA support championships serve up drama and entertainment at Thruxton

Thruxton Circuit’s high-speed nature and unique challenge played its part this weekend (September 19/20) on the TOCA support package as five championships continued their 2020 campaigns producing a feast of drama and entertainment.

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship around the fastest circuit in the UK, the action proved to be fast and furious as the title battles in each category further intensified.

Bailey Voisin and Josh Rattican shared the spoils on a frenetic weekend in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, taking a win apiece. Voisin strengthened his position in the standings in race one as he led home Rattican and Tom Lebbon, extending his winning streak at the same time.

Rattican however turned the tables in a blockbuster second race which saw a series of incidents take place throughout the field. When the dust settled however, the R Racing driver kept his cool and scored his first win of the season ahead of Lebbon and Josh Millar.

Jamie Falvey became the newest winner in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup as he powered his way to an impressive pair of wins. Falvery’s breakthrough came in an enthralling opening encounter before he doubled up with an impressive lights-to-flag drive in race two.

Race three around the 2.35-mile Hampshire venue belonged to Tom Hibbert, who soaked up plenty of pressure to hold on to his third win of the season and with it, claim the overall championship lead.

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB saw heartbreak for upon Harry King as he twice suffered a puncture when comfortably out front. Having been the driver to beat so far this year, the Team Parker Racing looked set to add to his already impressive season statistics only to be cruelly robbed.

Instead, Will Martin and Ross Wylie took advantage of King’s misfortune to chalk up their maiden race wins in the championship.

Tin top thrills and spills were in full force when it came to the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy as a bumper grid went wheel-to-wheel – sometimes six abreast round parts of the circuit – to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Ben Kasperczak, Leonardo Panayiotou and Andrew Langley each battled through the drama to tally a win apiece in the end.

Capping off what proved to be a breathtaking weekend was a virtuoso performance from James Hedley, who claimed a masterful hat-trick of race wins in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost around his local circuit.

To view the full classification of results from all championships and session that competed at Thruxton, click here.

Several championships will now join the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone National this coming weekend (September 26/27) for the latest rounds of the 2020 season.

High-speed thrill ride awaits TOCA support championships at Thruxton

It won’t just be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that will tackle the ultimate thrill ride that is Thruxton this coming weekend (September 19/20) as several support championships will continue their 2020 campaigns as well.

In what will mark the halfway point in the season for a number of categories, the annual visit to the high-speed Hampshire venue is one that is always eagerly-anticipated, with the demands of the 2.36-mile circuit pushing drivers and their cars to the limits.

Having produced a string of edge-of-the-seat moments already this year, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is undoubtedly not to be missed as it stages its latest two races.

Just four points separate Bailey Voisin and Tom Lebbon at the head of the leaderboard however the likes of Georgi Dimitrov, Josh Rattican and Joel Pearson will be focused on ensuring it won’t be a two-horse race for the coveted Junior crown.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup returns to the track after missing the trip north of the border to Knockhill, and its Gus Burton that has a stranglehold on proceedings at the top of the standings.

Burton’s double at Oulton Park saw the pendulum swing his way however both Tom Hibbert and Will Burns remain within touching distance of the Century Motorsport driver, making it an unmissable three-way fight for supremacy.

Harry King has, for the most part, been in a league of his own this year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and the Team Parker Racing driver is showing no signs of letting up as he chases down the title in his rookie season.

Winning six of the eight races run so far, the Porsche GB Scholarship victor will be hard to beat, although that is what the likes of Josh Webster, Matthew Graham and Scott McKenna will all be targeting.

After setting pulses racing at Oulton Park last month, the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper Class returns with three races scheduled to play out over the course of the weekend. Boasting a bumper entry list, expect fireworks to fly throughout the field.

Rounding out the BTCC support bill action at Thruxton will be three high-octane encounters from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Luke Browning holds the advantage in the points but the chasing pack are hot on his heels.

This weekend’s race meeting at Thruxton will be run behind closed doors, subsequently meaning that spectators will not be permitted to enter the venue. Race day coverage on Sunday will be broadcast on ITV2, starting at 11:

To find out more information on this weekend’s event, including links to live timing and the Digital Programme, click here.

BARC updates COVID-19 guidelines for Competitors and Officials

With the restart to racing in the UK now well underway the British Automobile Racing Club has updated its guidelines on how events will be run for both Competitors and Officials.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to adjust some of our practices and procedures in order to satisfy the requirements laid down by the government and most importantly to provide the safest environment possible for everyone involved.

In line with the guidance provided by Motorsport UK, the BARC will operate their race meetings as follows:-

BARC Competitors Guidance – CLICK HERE

BARC Officials Guidance – CLICK HERE

These guidelines have been put in place with the well-being of staff, competitors, officials and all potential visitors to our venues and events remaining at the forefront of our considerations at all times.

As it stands, all race meetings and events remain provisional and subject to change in accordance with the latest directives from the UK government.

To view the remaining post-lockdown 2020 events schedule, head to https://www.barc.net/events/.

Knockhill provides latest stop on the calendar for TOCA support championships

It won’t just be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that will look to put on a show at Knockhill this coming weekend (August 29/30) as the championships that make up the TOCA support package will also be in action north of the border.

Capping off what has been a busy month with the annual trip to Scotland marking the fourth race meeting in the last five weeks, the battle for supremacy across five categories is only set to intensify around the undulating 1.27-mile layout.

Missing last weekend’s meeting at Oulton Park, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship returns to action with Bailey Voisin in control of proceedings at the standings summit. Winning twice at Brands Hatch, Voisin has the early initiative however he will need to be at his best if he is to hold onto it across the weekend’s three encounters.

Scholarship winner Tom Lebbon and rookie Georgi Dimitrov have both triumphed this year too and neither can be discounted out from standing on the top step once gain. Throw into the mix the likes of Josh Rattican, Zak Taylor and Freddie Tomlinson and you’ll begin to see why it is anyone’s game.

The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge made its first appearance of the season on the TOCA package last week at Oulton Park and is back for more at Knockhill.

Josh Malin, Jonny Wilkinson and James Taylor emerged as the star drivers less than a week ago and the trio will undoubtedly be in the mix this time round once again.

Not featuring since the start of the month, the latest instalment of the  MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship will be played out around the twists and turns of the Fife venue.

At Donington Park, spoils were shared between Ant Whorton-Eales, Nathan Harrison and Max Coates but the depth of talent in the grid means another three drivers could come to the fore this weekend including the likes of Dan Zelos, Lewis Brown and Kyle Reid – to name but a few.

Edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills has been a staple of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this year and arriving at Knockhill, Harry King holds the best hand in the points after three events.

Five wins from six races has been a dream start for King, this year’s Porsche GB Scholarship victor, and it will be hard to bet against him from adding to his tally. Josh Webster, Scott McKenna and Matthew Graham will lead the fight to overhaul the former GT4 Supercup champion.

Rounding out the weekend at Knockhill will be three more races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost.

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Knockhill, including links to live timing and the event timetable, click here. ITV4 will broadcast live coverage of Sunday’s action from 10:40.

Mixed weather conditions add to the Oulton Park spectacle on TOCA support package

Oulton Park provided the backdrop for the latest chapter of what is turning out to be another thrilling season on the TOCA support package, with five championships taking centre stage amidst challenging conditions.

Joining the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the Cheshire venue for what was the third event in four weeks, changeable weather played its part throughout both days to add a further ingredient to the thrills and spills that were already being played out.

Harry King maintained his impressive start to the campaign in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as he extended his lead at the summit of the standings. The Porsche GB Scholarship winner was perfection personified throughout the weekend to clinch two dominant victories ahead of Josh Webster.

In the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Gus Burton scored a double of his own as he reigned supreme in the weekend’s two contests. The Century Motorsport driver led home fellow title contenders Will Burns and Tom Hibbert in a frenetic opener before starring once more in race two.

Burton converted his pole position start into a lead he was never going to lose, powered his way to the chequered flag ahead of Jame Falvey and Adam Smalley

Making the first of three appearance alongside the BTCC this year was the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge, and it didn’t disappoint. Race one would see Josh Malin storm to victory in race one before the Richardson Racing ace put on a wet weather masterclass with Jonny Wilkinson in race two.

Whilst others battled to keep their cars pointing in the right direction, Malin and Wilkinson went wheel-to-wheel for a number of laps however in the end it was to be Malin that prevailed.

Luke Browning proved to be in a league of his own in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost as he stormed to the top of the standings after claiming a sensational hat-trick of race wins.

Rounding out the weekend’s on track action were two races from the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy, which saw Dominic Wheatley and Ben Kasperczak take a win apiece.

To view the full classification of results from all TOCA support championship sessions at Oulton Park, click here.

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support package now heads north of the border to Knockhill, for the fourth event in five weeks this coming weekend (August 29/30).