TOCA support championships look to take centre stage at Brands Hatch

After taking on a starring role alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park a few days ago, the TOCA support package will be back in action this weekend (August 8/9) as Brands Hatch stages the latest stop on the calendar.

Set to tackle the 2.43-mile Grand Prix layout of the Kent venue, five championships will be looking to steal the show on what is set to be scorching weekend both on and off the track.

Home to the next generation of racing stars, the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things with three enthralling races kicking off the new season.

Georgi Dimitrov enjoyed a dream debut as he took two wins and a second place to secure an early points lead and the Richardson Racing will need to maintain his form if he is to remain at the summit, with a host of contenders hot on his heels.

Joel Pearson, Tom Lebbon, Aston Millar and Bailey Voisin lead the chase for the British-Bulgarian teenager and with three races scheduled to take place over the course of the weekend, any of them as well as many others, could make their mark.

Will Burns was one who definitely made his mark at Donington Park, winning two races to take control of the Millers Oils GT4 Supercup standings. Aiming to finally clinch the title after coming close on many occasions, Burns enters the weekend’s trio of races as the man to beat – however there are many confident that they can do just that.

Gus Burton scored victory on his debut last time out whilst Tom Hibbert, Adam Smalley and Reece Somerfield all showed that they have the pace to mix it at the front as well.

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB boasts a bumper entry list in 2020 and it looks like it will be as competitive as ever in the fastest one-make series in the UK.

Team Parker Racing’s Harry King and Josh Webster took a win apiece under the flightpath of East Midlands airport and the duo look set to renew their battle in the bid to gain the upper hand.

Esmee Hawkey, Scott McKenna and Ross Wyle are a handful of other drivers that will be worth keeping an eye as they aim to take the fight to the early pace setters.

Having garnered plenty of praise when it made a one-off appearance at Thruxton last year, the Dunlop Mini Challenges supported by Mini Spares returns with a mammoth of grid of ‘old school’ Mini machines.

Renowned for slipstreaming one another and multiple cars going wheel-to-wheel, thrills and spills are all-but guaranteed in the series. Featuring on the mammoth entry list too is 2013 BTCC champion Andrew Jordan, who had originally been set to compete in Britain’s premier motorsport category before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Rounding out the weekend’s on-track entertainment will be three races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Three drivers from three different teams reigned supreme at the opener and the big question now is whether that run can continue.

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Like Donington Park, this weekend’s event at Brands Hatch will be run behind closed doors and with spectators not permitted to attend. ITV4’s live coverage on Sunday will begin at 10:20.