Tickets on sale for prestigious BARC Championship Awards Evening in February

Champions, marshals and officials are set to be honoured at the British Automobile Racing Club’s annual Championship Awards Evening on Saturday 8th February 2020, with the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth confirmed to once again host the prestigious event.

Celebrating the 2019 season in fine style, race suits and overalls will be swapped for black ties and ball gowns as the great and good of UK motorsport come together for what should be another unforgettable night.

Whilst those who emerged victorious from their respective categories over the course of the season will take centre stage, several other ‘secret’ awards will be handed out during the evening as well – adding further excitement to the spectacle.

Hosted by Alan Hyde, the star-studded evening is set to include a three-course dinner and raffle in addition to the customary trophy presentation. Entertainment will come in the shape of popular cover band ‘The Torn Off Strips’.

Tickets for the BARC Championship Awards Evening are priced at £75.00 for BARC Members whilst £85.00 for Non-Members. Click HERE to view and complete the ticket booking form.

For more information regarding the event, please contact: Mandy Curley, BARC Ltd, Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hants SP11 8PN | Tel: 01264 882202 (direct) | Fax: 01264 882233 | Email:

A limited number of rooms have been allocated at Chesford Grange Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis at Double £112 per room and Single £98 per room.

Once allocation has gone, the full rate may be charged. To book and pre pay for your accommodation with the hotel’s central reservations line, contact 0845 074 0060 and quote ‘BARC event’.

Orders for new Clio Cup UK race car now being taken ahead of 2020 season

Orders are now being taken for Renault Sport Racing’s fifth generation Clio Cup race car, which in 2020 will compete in an all-new championship in the United Kingdom.

With support from Renault Sport Racing in France and promotion by R.S. Promotions, the one-make series is set write a new chapter in its illustrious history after bringing a two-decade association with the TOCA support package to an end this year.

For 2020, a seven-event calendar has been confirmed – with five of them taking place alongside the British GT Championship; whilst a further two will be held overseas.

The Grand Prix configurations of Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Silverstone will all feature on British shores, with Magny-Cours and one other track making up the rest of the schedule.

Open to ‘Pro’ and ‘Am’ drivers, Renault Sport Racing has confirmed that the price of the ‘Gen 5’ Clio Cup will be €37,900 (euros) + vat.

Those wishing to place an order can do so by placing a deposit of £2,000 per car.

Renault Sport Racing Customer Racing Commercial Director, Benoit Nogier, said: “2020 will mark an important new chapter for the spirit of Clio Cup competition.

“Our philosophy has always been to make competing in Clio Cup accessible and enjoyable for both amateur racing enthusiasts as well as career-minded drivers, and we believe the new Clio Cup is the perfect car to achieve that.”

To view the full technical specification of the car, head to

Clio Cup UK 2020 Calendar

May 16/17 – Snetterton

June 6/7 – Silverstone Grand Prix

June 20/21 – Donington Park Grand Prix

August 29/30 – Brands Hatch Grand Prix

September 12/13 – Magny-Cours

September 19/20 – Donington Park Grand Prix

Overseas Event – TBA

Champions crowned on sensational final weekend of TOCA support race action

It wasn’t just the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that took centre stage at Brands Hatch this past weekend (October 12/13) as five championships on the TOCA support bill also produced a blockbuster show around the Grand Prix circuit.

Returning to where the 2019 season had begun back in April, a bumper trackside crowd soaked up a feast of entertainment as the battle for supremacy came to its conclusion.

After nearly 20 years on the TOCA package, the Renault UK Clio Cup bid farewell with an action-packed two races which saw Jack Young become the youngest-ever champion in the one-make series.

On what proved to be a tense showdown for the Clio Cup contingent, Young narrowly edged out Max Coates in the second race of the day to score victory, and with it the title for the final time. Brett Lidsey had triumphed in the opening encounter.

The battle to be crowned champion in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup also went down to the wire around the iconic Kent venue over the course of the weekend, with Harry King prevailing to clinch the coveted prize.

Entering the weekend with a slender lead over main rival Will Burns, the Elite Motorsport driver produced a virtuoso performance to power his way to a pair of race wins and then a third place to secure the championship in the final race as Tom Hibbert scored victory.

James Hedley became the Michelin Ginetta Junior Champion of 2019 after he converted his healthy point lead into an unassailable advantage in race one. Bagging bonus points for pole position in qualifying, the Elite Motorsport ace triumphed in the opener to seal the title.

Lorcan Hanafin and Will Martin would claim the remaining two race wins of the season as the next generation of motorsport stars made their mark.

With the title having already been won at Silverstone, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB signed off their 2019 season in style with two pulsating races.

Former champion Josh Webster claimed race honours in the opening encounter before newly crowed champion Dan Harper underlined his credential with victory in the final race of the season.

The battle to be champion in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost went down to the wire as well, with Zane Maloney edging out Sebastian Alvarez to lift the coveted title in the final round.

To view the full classification of results from each championship that competed at Brands Hatch, click here.

The TOCA support package will return in 2020 alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship once again, with the opening rounds taking place at Donington Park on March 28/29.

Title showdown primed to mark the end of an era for the Renault UK Clio Cup

An illustrious chapter of the Renault UK Clio Cup will draw to a close this weekend (October 12/13) as the one-make championship makes its final appearance on the TOCA support package – and a nail-biting title fight lies ahead around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Having raced alongside the British Touring Car Championship since 2000, the Kent venue will mark the end of an era for the legendary series which has served as a launchpad for countless careers across nearly two decades.

Bidding to write their names into the history books; Jack Young, Max Coates and Jamie Bond all head into the weekend with a chance of being crowned 2019 champion.

Since the season-opener back in April, the battle for supremacy at the top of the championship has captivated fans, with the pendulum continuing to swing back-and-forth at every round.

Arriving at Brands Hatch in the pound seat will be Northern Irishman Young, who at 17 will be aiming to become the youngest-ever Clio Cup champion. Holding a 15-point advantage over Coates, second and third place finishes will be enough for the MRM driver however as history has shown, anything can happen.

Team HARD’s Coates has at times been in a league of his own this year but misfortune at Silverstone has left him with nothing to lose and everything to gain heading into the weekend’s final two races.

After missing the opening round of the year, Bond has underlined his class with a scintillating fightback to bring himself into contention, Trailing Young by 46 points and with a maximum of 56 available, the local man will need things to fall his way if he is to complete one of the most remarkable title triumphs.

Beyond the top three, a whole host of drivers will be keen to sign off their 2019 campaigns in style and on a high. Silverstone race-winner Brett Lidsey will lead the fight towards the front, with regular podium contenders Ethan Hammerton and Ben Colburn likely to be also in the mix.

Jade Edwards, James Colburn, Aaron Thompson, Nathan Edwards, Anton Spires, Finlay Robinson, Luke Warr, Tyler Lidsey and Paul Taylor make up the rest of the grid for the weekend’s finale and none of them can be discounted from reigning supreme either.

With Jim Edwards Jnr, Paul Rivett, Jonny Adam, Tom Onslow-Cole, Phil Glew, Dave Newsham, Jack Goff, Mike Bushell and Ashley Sutton having all triumphed down the years, one more Renault UK Clio Cup champion will be crowned – the question is who?

To find out more information on this weekend’s Renault UK Clio Cup farewell, including links to live timing and timetable, click here.

TOCA support championships deliver all-out Silverstone action

It is set to be a dramatic final weekend of the season amongst the TOCA support championships in under two weeks’ time after an action-packed penultimate meeting of the season at Silverstone.

One title that won’t be decided at the Kent venue however will be the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, which was decided at the Northamptonshire venue as Dan Harper reigned supreme to be crowned champion.

In only his second season in the ultra-competitive championship after previously winning its Scholarship programme, the Northern Irishman became the youngest ever driver to win the title – getting the job done in the opening encounter.

George Gamble enjoyed a peerless weekend out front as he bagged himself a pair of race wins, the first coming in tricky conditions as he rolled the dice and ran with slick tyres on a drying track.

In the Renault UK Clio Cup, the battle for the coveted one-make series title is set to go down to the wire between Max Coates and Jack Young following another exhilarating weekend of racing.

Brett Lidsey claimed his first-ever win in the series in the opener before drama ensured in race two. Young would be victorious and move into the lead of the points as Coates was involved in a multi-car incident, sending him spinning down the order.

James Hedley remains in sight of lifting the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship crown after an action-packed weekend in the one-make series. James Taylor scored a spectacular double whilst Will Martin also triumphed on a sensational weekend for the Juniors – setting up a thrilling showdown.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup will be settled at Brands Hatch too after a pulsating triple-header which saw Harry King return to the top of the pile. Entering the weekend trailing Will Burns, the Elite Motorsport driver stormed to a pair of race wins to put himself in the pound seat with just three more races remaining.

Tom Hibbert triumphed in the third race to maintain his hopes of the title, setting up a three-way fight for the coveted title.

Rounding out the weekend’s action at Silverstone were three more races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Spoils were shared between Louis Foster and Sebastian Alvarez meaning that the battle for the single seater title will be decided at the season finale.

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

Champions will be crowned as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support categories battle it out for one more time in 2019 on October 12/13 around the Grand Prix layout of Brands Hatch.

Battle for title supremacy set to intensify as TOCA support championships head to Silverstone

It’s crunch time on the TOCA support package this weekend (September 28/29) as Silverstone plays host to what is set to be a pivotal penultimate event of the 2019 season for all five championships.

Whilst the title battle in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship continues to intensify, the battle for supremacy elsewhere is likely to ramp up with every point proving crucial in deciding who will walk away as champion.

After missing Knockhill, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB returns to action for its second trip of the year to Silverstone. Having featured around the Grand Prix layout on the support bill of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the fastest one-make series in will now take to the shorter National configuration for two more action-packed encounters.

In the championship battle, Dan Harper holds the initiative with four races left to run and the Northern Irishman finds himself with a healthy advantage. Behind, the trio of Lewis Plato, Josh Webster and George Gamble are all within striking distance and none of them should be counted out as it stands.

The Renault UK Clio Cup has produced its fair share of drama throughout 2019 and with just two events now remaining, the action is only set to ramp up. Just four points separate Max Coates and Jack Young, who have been locked together all year, and it looks likely that their duel will go down to the wire.

Jamie Bond remains a constant threat in third place whilst the likes of Brett Lidsey, Jade Edwards, Ben Colburn and Ethan Hammerton are all expected to be in the mix too.

James Hedley will look to edge closer to title glory in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship this weekend, with three pulsating encounters scheduled to take place. Having only finished off the podium in three of the 20 races run so far, the Elite Motorsport driver is in the pound seat.

Having the led since the season-opener, Hedley looks to be the teenager to beat but the likes of Zak O’Sullivan, Will Martin and Casper Stevenson, all of whom are still in contention, can’t be discounted either.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup has seen the title pendulum swing back and forth in recent events and this weekend’s trip to Northamptonshire is set to be pivotal in deciding the outcome of who walks away as champion.

Will Burns controls the state of play as it stands having finished in the top three in the last eight consecutive races. Whilst the 2016 vice-champion has been in fine form, he will have to maintain it over the course of the weekend’s three races as both Harry King and Tom Hibbert will look to chase him down.

Rounding out the weekend’s action will be three races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – Powered by Ford EcoBoost. As it stands, a total of six drivers remain in mathematical contention for the single-seater title, with Zane Maloney in prime position at the summit of the standings.

To find out more information on this weekend’s pivotal Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship event at Silverstone, click here.

TOCA support championships take centre stage north of the border

The battle for supremacy on the TOCA support package further intensified at Knockhill this past weekend (September 214/15) as the race to be crowned champion continued towards its crescendo.

On what proved to be a pivotal weekend north of the border; the Renault UK Clio Cup, Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup and F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost all took centre stage.

Having made headlines for much of the season already, the Renault UK Clio Cup made a triumphant return to Scotland with the top two in the standings sharing the spoils.

Max Coates soaked up race-long pressure from his main title rival Jack Young in the opening encounter to record his seventh win of the 2019 campaign before Young then came out on top in race two, leading from start-to-finish.

James Hedley took another step close to be crowned champion the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship as he netted an impressive brace of wins.

The Elite Motorsport driver proved to be in formidable form from the get-go as he powered to the top step of the podium in races one and two, strengthening his position at the summit of the standings.

Race three around the tight and twisty Fife venue belonged to Douglas Motorsport’s Lorcan Hanafin, who netted his maiden win in the championship.

Making what proved to be an action-packed return to Knockhill for the first time since 2016, the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup delivered a feast of entertainment too with three pulsating races.

Title contenders Harry King and Will Burns notched a win apiece, the latter extending his championship lead at the same time, whilst there was also a win for series returnee Rob Boston.

Rounding out the weekend’s action were a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – Powered by Ford EcoBoost. Carlin’s Zane Maloney stormed to victory in the opener before Carter Williams and Louis Foster also triumphed.

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

The Renault UK Clio Cup, Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost will be next in action at Silverstone on September 28/29 for the penultimate event of the season.

Battle for supremacy continues as TOCA support package descends on Knockhill

It won’t just be the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship that will take centre stage at Knockhill this weekend (September 14/15) as four categories from the much-loved TOCA support bill will also be in action.

Travelling north of the border for the latest chapter in their 2019 campaigns, any number of twists and turns could yet take place as each championship heads towards its season finale – which takes place at Brands Hatch next month.

Making its first appearance in Scotland since 2015, the Renault UK Clio Cup heads to Knockhill with it all to play. In recent rounds the title battle between Max Coates and Jack Young has reached boiling point – so expect more fireworks at the front of the field as the crescendo approaches.

Just six points split Coates and Young with six races remaining however both will need to be wary as Jamie Bond is within touching distance, despite missing the opening event of the year.

Brett Lidsey, Ben Colburn, Ethan Hammerton and Tyler Lidsey are likely to make their mark during the weekend too so it is advised not to miss a single second of Clio Cup action.

The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup returns to Knockhill for the first time in three years with Will Burns holding the initiative in the points. The Rob Boston Racing enjoyed a stellar weekend at Thruxton last time out to swing the title pendulum his way however he will need to continue his recent run of form if he wants to stay at the summit.

Harry King will be keen to bounce back from his recent travails whilst the pairing of Tom Hibbert and Reece Somerfield will be fully focused on remaining in title contention too. Meanwhile, Fin Green and Carlito Miracco bagged podiums at Thruxton and both will have their sights set on further progress.

Down the years the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship has become renowned for serving up fantastic racing and with three races scheduled to take place, more of the same can be expected.

Will Martin and Zak O’Sullivan delivered a highly entertaining battle at Thruxton and in-doing so, closed the gap to series leader James Hedley. In what is a crucial point in the series, both Martin and O’Sullivan will need to have another high-scoring weekend if they are to make further gains on Hedley who has finished on the podium in 14 of the 17 races this year.

Beyond the top three; Casper Stevenson, James Taylor and Ethan Hawkey will all undoubtedly be in the mix for outright honours too as the teenage racers deliver more exhilarating thrills and spills.

Capping off the weekend’s action at Knockhill will be a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, where the likes of Zane Maloney, Sebastian Alvarez and Carter Williams will renew their rivalries.

To ensure you don’t miss a second of the eighth TOCA meeting of the season from Knockhill over the course of the weekend, click here.

Thruxton hosts spectacular second BTCC visit as Tordoff, Cook and Cammish triumph

Thruxton Circuit was the stage for another full-throttle weekend of motorsport action as the Hampshire speedbowl played host to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship for the second time this season.

Sam Tordoff, Josh Cook and Dan Cammish all stood on the top step of the podium after a thrilling day of racing that saw reigning champion Colin Turkington have his lead in the Drivers’ standings cut to just 30 points.

A full programme of support series also put on a feast of wheel-to-wheel entertainment for the spectators, who packed onto the famous banking around the WWII airfield, while a host of off-track activities kept families occupied throughout the weekend.

In total, fans enjoyed 16 outstanding races with the BTCC backed up by British F4, Porsche Carrera Supercup GB, Renault UK Clio Cup, Michelin Ginetta Juniors and the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup as Thruxton made the most of a second visit from the TOCA package following a hugely successful event in May.

Tordoff enjoyed an excellent getaway from pole in the first BTCC race of the day, having produced a blistering lap to put his Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R (FK2) top of the timesheets on Saturday.

The same can’t be said for fan-favourite Jason Plato who overshot his front-row grid slot, triggering a drive-through penalty for the Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing ace which dropped him to the back.

The veteran proceeded to carve his way through the field, much to the delight of his celebrity guest James Martin, but Plato’s charge was eventually halted just outside the points in 17th.

Back at the front, Tordoff kept his cool to lead home Cammish and Adam Morgan, notching his first win of the 2019 season after a campaign plagued by bad luck.

Meanwhile, the crowd on the banking were treated to a thrilling race-long duel between championship leader Colin Turkington and his closest title rival, BMW stablemate Andrew Jordan – with the Pirtek Racing ace eventually gaining the upper hand to finish 12th and nibble away at the Northern Irishman’s points advantage.

Tordoff picked up where he left off in race two, flying off the line and blasting through turn one below fans eagerly watching on from the balcony of the Thruxton Centre. Cammish, meanwhile, bogged down in his Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic, allowing Morgan and Josh Cook past on the run to the complex.

However, the Yorkshireman’s lead was short-lived as he was passed by both Cook and Morgan on the way into the chicane before tumbling further down the order when he lost out to Tom Oliphant.

Cook showed the field a clean pair of heels at the front to pick up his third win of the campaign while Morgan secured another comfortable second place ahead of Matt Neal, who sent the crowd wild with a superb last-lap move on Oliphant.

Hampshire hero Rob Collard was drawn on pole for the reverse grid race and shot away when the lights went out as Oliphant jumped Cammish while battles raged behind.

The Halfords Yuasa Racing ace soon muscled his way back past Oliphant on lap three but all eyes were fixed on an enthralling battle between Jordan, Tom Ingram, Ash Sutton and Cook.

Points-leader Turkington then lost out to Plato and Tordoff further down the field as the BTCC served up its usual dose of close-quarter squabbling while back at the front, Cammish capitalised on a mistake by Collard at Church to take the lead on lap 10.

The Honda star kept his cool despite a late downpour to take his ninth podium of the campaign and the team’s first victory of the season while Neal capped an excellent day for Team Dynamics with third behind Collard.

Ingram and Sutton clashed further back, allowing Cook and Plato to capitalise while the rear-wheel drive cars struggled for grip in the closing stages, creating even more excitement for the packed crowd.

The Carrera Cup field had been the first to take to the track in changeable conditions on Sunday morning, with Dan Harper initially struggling on slick tyres before carving his way back to the front and taking the spoils.

Harper doubled up in the second race later in the afternoon, holding off Josh Webster and Lewis Plato as the single-make series produced plenty of thrills and spills for the watching crowd.

Meanwhile, Will Burns built on his Saturday success in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup, taking his second win of the weekend ahead of Tom Hibbert and Reece Somerfield before Harry King bounced back from a tough few rounds with victory in race three.

Elsewhere, Will Martin and Zak O’Sullivan went toe-to-toe in a titanic duel to the flag in the Ginetta Junior race, with the former eventually prevailing after James Hedley’s early retirement, while Carter Williams completed a clean sweep in British F4 with back-to-back victories for JHR Developments.

Finally, the Renault UK Clio Cup also threw up a stormer of a race which culminated in controversial contact between Jack Young and Max Coates at the final chicane, with the former taking the chequered flag but being penalised post-race and the latter ending up stranded on the grass and furious in parc ferme. The race win eventually went to Ethan Hammerton.

As well as all the on-track action, this weekend was also notable for long-standing Thruxton Circuit Director Bill Coombs stepping away from the limelight as he takes more of a back seat role at the track.

“It’s 40 years since I did the racing school here, so it’s an appropriate time to back out,” he said.

“I’ve had some wonderful times here, particularly running the racing school, and more recently with the circuit. We’ve had this development plan which we have put into action and hopefully everybody has seen the changes that we’ve made over the past seven years, culminating in the Thruxton Centre.

“It is the only place that you can get so close to the action and it’s great that it’s situated on such a fast corner. The crowds love it here, and the hospitality has sold really well. Racing is always great here at Thruxton. It’s good racing on a super-fast, old-school circuit which we love.

“I’m still staying on the main BARC board so you will still see me around, but not doing the day-to-day operational stuff. I’m very pleased to hand that over to our team. We’ve got a fantastic team at Thruxton, and Pat Blakeney will head that up. I am sure he will do a fantastic job.”

Next up for Thruxton is the Classic Sports Car Club meeting on September 21/22 where motoring enthusiasts will be treated to a spectacular display of stunning vehicles and white-knuckle racing.

Tickets start from £11 while Children 15 and under go free. Grandstand seats and paddock access are included with admission.

For more information on Thruxton’s race meetings and driving experiences, visit

TOCA support championships shine at Snetterton

Four TOCA support championships served up an action-packed weekend of racing at Snetterton this past weekend (August 3/4) as the second half of the 2019 season kicked off in sensational style.

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the Norfolk venue, edge of the seat entertainment took place across each and every race over the course of the weekend – keeping fans captivated.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship enjoyed an exciting two days as it played host to a staggering four encounters. Adding the postponed Croft race to the timetable, this years crop of teenage racers had plenty of opportunity to shine.

Saturday’s two races belonged to in-form driver Will Martin as he powered his Richardson Racing machine to victory on both occasions, the second win being the rescheduled Croft race.

Whilst Martin was the driver to beat on Saturday, Sunday belonged to Zak O’Sullivan who scored a breakthrough Ginetta Junior victory, and then subsequently backed it up with a second later in the day.

There was high-drama in the Renault UK Clio Cup as the battle for supremacy in the championship reached fever-pitch as Jamie Bond and Max Coates scored victory.

Bond’s maiden win in the one-make series came after Jack Young was handed a time-penalty for contact with Coates during the opening encounter of the weekend. As the pair scrapped for the lead, contact from Young dropped Coates down the order and the Northern Irishman was subsequently penalised.

Race two would see Bond take the chequered flag on the road however he would find himself in trouble with officials too as he was adjudged to have made a false start, picking up a ten-second penalty and dropping him to fourth.

Young therefore inherited the victory afterwards but he once again was hit with another post-race penalty after making further contact with Coates, thus handing the latter a crucial victory in the overall title battle.

The Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge made its second appearance on the TOCA support bill this season and with the business end of the year approaching, a frenetic battle between the main protagonists took place.

Scott McKenna reigned supreme in the opener after starting on pole position whilst Geri Niscosia left it until the very last lap before snatching victory in race two ahead of Josh Malin and Gordie Mutch.

Rounding out the weekend action were three pulsating races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Sebastian Alvarez enjoyed a return to form with a double-winning performance whilst Tommy Foster had a share of the spoils as he claimed his maiden victory in the single-seater category.

For the full classification of results from all championships and sessions, click here.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Renault UK Clio Cup and returning Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, along with the F4 British Championship, will all be in action in less than two weeks as the TOCA package returns to Thruxton on August 17/18.

Advance tickets to the seventh TOCA event of the season are available to purchase by heading to or by calling 01264 882200 (Option 1).

TOCA support bill set to roar back into life at Snetterton

Snetterton will not only play host to the return of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this weekend (August 3/4) but also the TOCA support package, with five one-make categories primed and ready to take centre stage.

Never short of delivering edge-of-the-seat entertainment, each championship will continue their 2019 campaigns at the Norfolk venue in front of what is expected to be a bumper trackside crowd.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship will enjoy an exciting start to the second half of the season as it stage four races over the course of the weekend. Adding the postponed race at Croft to the timetable, the championship for 14 to 17-year-olds is likely to set pulses racing across all four encounters.

James Hedley holds a healthy advantage at the top of the standings after scoring nine podium finishes across the first 11 races of the season, and the Elite Motorsport driver will be looking to extend his lead further in East Anglia.

Four races give the chasing pack behind Hedley every opportunity to close the gap in the points and leading the hunt will be four-time race winner Will Martin and Zak O’Sullivan, both of whom make up the top three. Throw into the mix Casper Stevenson, James Taylor and Tom Emson, among others, and all bets could be off in the Junior category.

The captivating battle for supremacy in the Renault UK Clio Cup is set to continue too as Max Coates and Jack Young gear up for the latest two rounds of the season. Virtually nothing has separated the pair so far

Jamie Bond enjoyed a star performance at Oulton Park last time out and could well be one to watch, as too will usual protagonists Jade Edwards, Ethan Hammerton, Ben Colburn and Brett Lidsey.

Following on from their appearance at Thruxton earlier in the season, the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge will makes its second outing of the year on the TOCA support bill at Snetterton.

Scott McKenna heads into the weekend as the championship leader after enjoying a stellar outing at Zandvoort and holds a 49-point lead. Challengers come thick and fast in the series however with former Ginetta Junior champion Adam Smalley, Gordie Mutch, Josh Malin and Geri Nicosia all firmly in contention.

Capping off the weekend’s action will be a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost; the country’s leading single-seater series.

To find out more information ahead of this weekend’s event, including links to live timing, timetable and entry lists, head to

Jack Young scores victory in Clio Cup Open at Hockenheim

Jack Young made it three wins from four races on the international stage in 2019 this past weekend (July 27/28) as he took centre stage at the Formula 1 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, triumphing in both Clio Cup Open races.

One of seven drivers to represent the Renault UK Clio Cup, the Northern Irishman continued his rich vein of form overseas to add another win to his two victories picked up at Paul Ricard in June.

In sweltering conditions, the Eddie Stobart Racing teenager was the driver to beat in qualifying as he swept his way to pole position for both races. The grid for the opening encounter had plenty for UK fans to cheer about as James Ross and Ben Colburn made it a Great Britain 1-2-3.

Lining up on pole position, Young converted his front row start into a lead that he would ultimately never lose in race one. Powering off the line, the #1 machine controlled proceedings at the head of the field for all 12 laps, despite soaking up race-long pressure from Ross.

Taking the chequered flag by little over two seconds, Young recorded his fourth Clio Cup Open win in just under a year whilst Ross picked up his maiden podium in the competition.

Westbourne Motorsport’s Ben Colburn had ran as high as third but lost out to Tomas Pekar and ultimately crossed the line in fourth.

MRM Racing’s Brett Lidsey was sixth, James Colburn was 13th, Tyler Lidsey 15th, Aaron Thompson 16th and Luke Warr, who rounded out the British competitors, was 21st.

Starting on pole position for the second race of the weekend, Young came within touching distance of making it another dream performance before being hit by the stewards. Replicating his performance on Saturday with another lights-to-flag victory, celebrations were short-lived as he was hit with a 30-second time penalty for exceeding track limits.

Young therefore dropped from first to tenth, ending his hopes of clinching another clean sweep. Among the beneficiaries of Young’s penalty was Ben Colburn, who was promoted into third place to claim his second Open podium of the year.

James Colburn served up a battling performance as he scythed his way through the field, starting 12th and bringing his Westbourne Motorsport machine home to a sixth place finish.

Thompson and both Lidsey brothers endured a torrid time as they all failed to finish whilst Warr just missed out on a top 15 finish, bringing his machine home in 16th place.

All seven drivers will now return to the UK to prepare for the latest rounds of the Renault UK Clio Cup, which take place at Snetterton this coming weekend (August 3/4).