TOCA support package takes centre stage at Donington Park

Donington Park played host to a memorable season-opener for the championships competing on the TOCA support package this past weekend (April 23/24).

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, five all-action categories delighted fans with two blockbuster days of wheel-to-wheel entertainment under the flightpath of East Midlands airport. 

Boasting a bumper grid of youngsters all hoping to forge a career in motorsport, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship has always been good value down the years and 2022 looks to be no different as they produced an exhilirating trio of races.

Josh Rowledge claimed bragging rights in the season-opener as he charged to victory from third before he was denied by a mere 0.068s from clinching honours in race two, with Harri Reynolds pipping him to the line. Reynolds doubled his account for the weekend by charging to the top step of the podium in race three. 

It’s been a winter of change for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA with just about everything being new, most importantly the car. Boasting a competitive grid of drivers all hoping to scale the single-seater mountain, the series kicked off what is a new era in style.

Hitech GP’s Alex Dunne withstood a Carlin charge in race one to take a commanding win before sophomore racer Georgi Dimitrov netted his first win for JHR Developments. Dunne then doubled his win tally with another dominant performance in race three. 

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB is another to have introduced a new car for this season and it too didn’t disappoint. Making debut in the series, former British GT champion wrote his name into the history books by claiming victory in race ahead of Porsche Junior GB winner Adam Smalley. 

Redline Racing enjoyed further success in race two as Matthew Graham produced a commanding drive to claim victory ahead of Theo Edgerton and Kiern Jewiss – who had endured a rollercoaster race day.

Tin top thrills were in high order courtesy of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW’s, with three barnstorming races putting fans on the edge of their seats. Sam Weller charged to the top step of the podium in the opening bout and then repeated the feat in race two. Race three spoils fell the way of Ronan Pearson, who produced a perfect safety car restart to pull clear of the chasing pack.

Rounding out the weekend’s action were three races from the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge, which came hot on the heels of competing over the Easter weekend at Oulton Park.

Will Orton claimed victory in race one before Will Jenkins made his mark in the race two, clinching a hard-fought win after a multi-car battle entertained at the front of the field. Jenkins then stormed to victory in race two before Connor Grady triumphed in race three. 

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

Ginetta recruit Driving Standards Representatives for 2022 season

Ginetta has announced that it has recruited Tom Onslow-Cole, Jonny Kane and Thomas Erdos as its Driving Standards Representatives for the 2022 season.

Boasting a wealth of motorsport experience between them, the trio will be present at race events throughout the season with the aim of ensuring fair and competitive racing across Ginetta’s quartet of domestic championships. 

One Driving Standards Representative will be in attendance at each Ginetta race weekend to work directly with the Clerk of the Course and Ginetta. 

Working on all judicial procedures for breaches of the regulations regarding driving standards and driver conduct on and off track, the representative will utilise their racing experience and knowledge to assist in creating a transparent and consistent process for the application of penalties.

Ginetta’s four domestic championships this year are the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge and Ginetta GT Academy. 

Steph Bush, Ginetta Championships Manager, said: “This is an exciting new development for Ginetta and one that we are proud to be implementing. We feel it is vital to have a clear and consistent approach to managing driving standards and the judicial processes across our championships.

“Our driving standards representatives have a wealth of experience and will be a great asset to our team and the Clerk of the Course, as well as to the drivers and teams who should benefit from a clearer understanding of the consequences of breaching driving standards.

“Ginetta bring a lot of new drivers into British motorsport every season, many of whom go on to race in different categories in the UK and abroad, so we feel it is important to try and promote the highest driving standards possible for them to carry through their racing careers.”

Croft crowd entertained by all-action TOCA support championships

Croft Circuit played host to a memorable seventh event of the season for the TOCA support package this past weekend (September 18/19) as five championships served up all-out action for the huge crowd in attendance.

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the North Yorkshire venue and approaching the business end of the season, every point was crucial as title contenders fought tooth and nail across both days.

Dan Cammish hit the top of the standings in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as he clinched victory on home turf. Starting from pole position, the Yorkshireman didn’t put a wheel wrong as he claimed victory. Kiern Jewiss would do the same in race two.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup saw the pendulum once again swing between protagonists Adam Smalley and Tom Hibbert during the weekend’s three races.

After storming to pole position, Hibbert produced a commanding lights-to-flag victory in the opener before Smalley struck back in race two. Josh Rattican then made it three different winners from three races as he stormed to victory in the final bout.

Making a welcome return to the BTCC support bill was the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge and it too staged a pair of frenetic contests. Race one would see a late safety car set up a one-lap shootout which was ultimately won by Magnus Kriklywi whilst Steven Dailly triumphed in race two.

Dan Zelos continued to make strides in his quest for championship glory in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE UK. Sitting in second place for much of the opening race, the Excelr8 Motorsport driver pounced in the closing stages to wrestle the win from Jack Davidson.

Race two proved to be a pulsating encounter as Isaac Smith held off the charging Max Bird to claim victory, with hometown hero Max Coates giving the crowd plenty to cheer as he finished third.

Rounding out the weekend’s action were a trio of sensational races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. After storming to a pair of pole position starts, McKenzy Cresswell enjoyed a dream outing as he netted a brace of wins.

Dougie Bolger meanwhile became the tenth different winner in the single-seater series as he triumphed in an entertaining reverse grid bout.

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

Silverstone provides the next stop on the calendar for the TOCA package, taking place this coming weekend on September 25/26.

TOCA support package speeds into Croft

Croft Circuit provides the latest challenge for not just the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this coming weekend (September 18/19) but also the TOCA support package, with five championships all looking to make their mark.

With events coming thick and fast on the calendar, the title run-in is in full swing and every point is set to be crucial around the North Yorkshire venue.

The pendulum in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup has continued to swing between Adam Smalley and Tom Hibbert so far this year, and it’s Smalley that heads into the weekend in the box seat holding a 12-point advantage over Hibbert.

Having been the benchmark since the season began, the two championship protagonists look set to once again renew their battle whilst also fending off the challenge from the likes of local star Josh Rattican, Tom Emson and Carlito Miracco.

Yorkshireman Dan Cammish will be aiming to draw on home support as he bids to hit the front in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. In what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive campaigns in recent memory for the one-make series, Cammish is one of five drivers in contention for the coveted crown – with all of them blanketed by just 15 points.

Cammish trails leader Lorca Hanafin by five markers whilst Kiern Jewiss, defending champion Harry King and Lewis Plato are within striking distance and aiming to close the gap across Sunday’s two scheduled contests.

Locals will have another home hero to cheer on in the MINI CHALLENGE in the shape of Max Coates. Much-loved on the TOCA support bill, Coates will be keen to make it a weekend to remember as he bids to make further inroads in the battle at the top of the single-make standings.

After enjoying a sensational weekend at Knockhill, Dan Zelos currently leads the way however the chasing pack of Max Bird, Sam Weller, Jack Davidson and Lewis Brown are all hot on his heels and gunning for glory.

Whilst the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship won’t be in attendance, the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge is set to make a welcome return to share the BTCC limelight with a pair of races set to take place.

Notable names to look out for in the closely fought category include Josh Steed, Will Aspin, John Bennett, Mikey Doble and David Ellesley, to name but a few.

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.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Croft, including links to live timing and ticket information, CLICK HERE.

Action aplenty as TOCA support package roars into life at Thruxton

There was no shortage of entertainment on the TOCA support package this past weekend (May 8/9) at Thruxton as a number of championships lifted the curtain on their 2021 campaigns.

On what proved to be an action-packed two days around the high-speed Hampshire venue – headlined by the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – the journey to crown a champion in each category began in exciting fashion.

Boasting its biggest ever entry list for a season opener, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship underlined why it is the place to be for aspiring drivers graduating from karting. Staging two pulsating encounters around the 2.36-mile circuit, the one-make series showed that it looks set to be another ultra-competitive year.

Tom Edgar struck first as he powered his way to victory in race one ahead of Seb Hopkins and Josh Miller before Callum Voisin came to the fore, capping off his car racing debut with a superlative victory in the second contest.

The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge made its customary appearance on the TOCA support bill and it too didn’t disappoint as a bumper grid went wheel-to-wheel over the course of both days. John Bennett and Josh Steed shared the spoils in the end, taking a win apiece.

In the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB, Theo Edgerton proved to be in a league of his own. Despite missing out on pole position in qualifying, the TCR driver made no mistake in either race to kick his season off on the right foot by netting a brace of race wins.

There were plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments from the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy as three different drivers stood on the top step of the podium. Matt Hammond picked up where left off from Snetterton a few weeks ago to notch his third win on the bounce before defending champion Harry Nunn ignited his title challenge with victory in race two.

Former Junior Saloon Car Championship front runner Alex Solley then closed out the show with a superlative display to score his first win the in the single make series.

Rounding off the weekend’s action were a trio of races from the F4 British championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. After claiming a trio of race wins last year, James Hedley continued his inspired form around Thruxton by adding a further two wins to his resume before Joseph Loake triumphed in the finale.

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

TOCA support package aims to take centre stage at Thruxton opener

It won’t just be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that lifts the curtain on its 2021 season at Thruxton this weekend (May 8/9) as the TOCA support package turns a wheel for the first time.

Marking the start of what is set to be another frenetic season of racing, five categories will descend on the Hampshire venue to tackle what is the fastest circuit on the calendar – and it is not to be missed.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship bursts into life with a mammoth grid of 27 teenage talents – the largest entry list for a season opener in the series’ history – aiming to take centre stage.

With a number of seasoned racers being joined by a raft of rookies, the battle for supremacy this year looks set to be as competitive as ever; especially as reigning champion Tom Lebbon has stepped up to BRDC British F3.

Returning drivers Tom Edgar, Freddie Tomlinson, Will Jenkins, Aston Millar, Josh Millar and Seb Hopkins will hope to utilise their previous experience however the frenetic nature of the championship could see anyone stake their claim to the crown early on over the course of the weekend’s two races.

The Juniors won’t be the only Ginetta representatives at Thruxton either as the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge kicks off its tenth season. The championship is renowned for producing some of the closest and most exciting one-make racing in the UK, and that’s sure to continue this year as the series embarks on a new four-class format after merging grids with the Ginetta G40 Cup.

Notable names to look out for include Josh Steed, Conner Garlick, Connor Grady, Magnus Kriklywi and Owen Hizzey, amongst many more.

Coming off the back of hugely successful maiden season last year, the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB will also be in attendance as it kick starts its 2021 campaign.

Home to the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the series looks set to grow in stature this year as it fields a grid of second and first year drivers. Some names to cast a watchful eye over include Theo Edgerton, Ethan Hawkey, Jack Bartholomew, Marcus Armstrong and Ambrogio Perfetti.

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy heads for Thruxton for the second round of the season this weekend, with action aplenty expected from a packed grid of Cooper class cars.

Matt Hammond grabbed the early initiative at Snetterton two weeks ago and he will be keen to continue his strong start to the year across the weekend’s three races. The chasing pack of Dominic Wheatley, Lee Pearce and defending champion Harry Nunn will undoubtedly be keen to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Rounding out the weekend’s action will be a trio of contests from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Home to the next generation of single seater stars, the series has garnered a reputation for spring-boarding the careers of many, the most popular being current F1 driver Lando Norris.

Boasting an entry list that encompasses drivers from right around the globe, this weekend looks to be closely fought with the likes of James Hedley, Abbi Pulling, Matias Zagazeta and Roman Bilinski all in the mix for outright honours.

To find out more information on this weekend’s BTCC opener, including the official entry list and timetable, CLICK HERE. Check out the official Digital Programme for the event HERE. You can watch all the action live on ITV4 from 10:50 on Sunday.

BTCC season-opener to run behind closed doors at Thruxton

Following the announcement of the government’s roadmap for easing of lockdown restrictions, the season-opening Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship race meeting at Thruxton on May 8/9 will be run behind closed doors, without spectators.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that no spectators will be allowed to attend events until May 17 at the earliest. We are disappointed that fans will not be able to join us in May and we are sorry for the inconvenience this decision will cause.

However, it looks as though the circuit will be able to have a full complement of spectators when the BTCC returns to Thruxton on August 28/29.


We would like to offer you the opportunity to exchange your tickets for the BTCC race meeting in August. If you purchased grandstand seats, these will also be transferred and we will do our very best to allocate you the same seats. However, if your original allocation of seats is not available we will contact you. To exchange your tickets please send your name, address, and postcode to

Tickets will be posted in June/July. If you have any queries please email and someone will reply as soon as they are able.


If you would like a full refund, please send your name, address, and postcode to and your refund will be processed within 7 working days. If we do not hear from you before Sunday 11 April 2021, we will automatically process a refund.

We appreciate the disappointment that this will cause to our supporters, but we are grateful for your understanding at this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you back to Thruxton as soon as possible.

2020 Season Review: Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge

The battle for supremacy in the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge went down to the  very last lap of the season in 2020, and when all was said done it was Josh Malin that prevailed as champion.

Armed with an ultra-competitive grid and renowned for producing wheel-to-wheel entertainment, the one-make series strengthened its reputation as one of the best proving grounds for budding GT drivers.

Open to drivers of all ages and experience, the GT5 Challenge took centre stage on both the British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championship support packages.

In what proved to be a vintage year for the championship, four drivers came to the fore over the course of the season to battle for outright honours: Malin, James Taylor, Gordie Mutch and Jonny Wilkinson.

Oulton Park played host to the season-opener and it would see Malin, Wilkinson and Taylor share the spoils. That theme would continue between those three, with the addition of the emerging Mutch, throughout the remainder of the season as they dazzled fans at almost every turn.

As the business end of the season came into view, the fight for top spot soon came down to Richardson Racing’s Malin and Elite Motorsport’s Taylor.

Separated by just seven points heading into the final event of the year at Silverstone, the duelling title protagonists served up a finale that will live long in the memory as Taylor grabbed the advantage by storming to a crucial victory in race one. 

Malin went into last race of the season with a one point deficit to Taylor, however he edged out his rival in a thrilling winner-takes-all finale to secure his first Ginetta title by the smallest of margins.

Whilst Malin was crowned champion in the Pro class, Ian Duggan reigned supreme in the Am category to lift the coveted title.

The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge looks set to grow in stature even further in 2021 as it combines grids with the Ginetta G40 Cup.

Ginetta announces provisional 2021 race calendars

Ginetta have announced the provisional race calendar for its four one-make domestic championships that will form an integral part of both the British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championship support packages.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship will once again take centre stage on the TOCA support package, with the series being contested over nine weekends. Missing the annual trip to Croft to allow drivers to sit their GCSE examinations, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious junior series will continue to offer a platform for young drivers start their motorsport careers.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup will also feature alongside the BTCC this year with a welcome return to Knockhill confirmed as one of the eight rounds that will be run next year.

A change for 2021 will see the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge and the Ginetta G40 Cup combine onto one grid for the first time. The championships will contest seven race events across the BTCC and British GT Championship bills.

Next year will mark the sixth consecutive campaign that the GT5 Challenge has featured across both packages whilst the G40 Cup will make its maiden foray to race alongside the BTCC.

Rounding off the Ginetta action in 2021 will be the brand-new Ginetta GT Academy, which offers entry level racing for drivers of all experience levels, with the field split between experienced drivers and a ‘Rookie’ Class. The inaugural calendar will see it make appearances alongside both British GT and BTCC.

To view the full list of 2021 race dates for all four Ginetta championships, head to

Ashley Gallagher, Ginetta Championship Manager, said: “2020 has been a season unlike any other and we’re incredibly thankful to every member of the Ginetta family for ensuring that we’ve been able to go racing in a safe and positive environment.

“With six champions still to be crowned across the GT4 SuperCup, Juniors and GT5 Challenge, we have a great final month of the season ahead of us. Attentions will then turn to 2021, and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year with these new provisional calendars.

“We are delighted to remain key parts of the support packages for both the BTCC and British GT. Racing alongside these series mean our drivers and teams enjoy the spotlight of live television coverage and online streaming, as well as hopefully the return of large trackside crowds next year.

“We have some more format changes to our championships to announce in due course, which we feel will continue to open up our championships and provide more opportunities to drivers to find their home on the Ginetta ladder.”

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.

BARC publishes 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 (v3 21 July) – CLICK HERE

BARC Officials Guidance (v2 22 July) – 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 2021 events schedule, head to

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.