TOCA support championships serve up scorching Brands Hatch spectacle

Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix layout played host to a scorching two days of all-out action this past weekend (August 8/9) as five championships from the TOCA support package served up a feast of entertainment.

Competing alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the Kent venue, sweltering conditions merely added to the high attrition throughout the second event of what is already proving to be a memorable 2020 season.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship threw up its usual mix of thrills and spills, with the duo of Bailey Voisin and Tom Lebbon taking centre stage across the weekend’s three breathless encounters.

R Racing’s Voisin proved to be the driver to beat on Saturday as he powered his way to a pair of race wins, and on Sunday he came oh so close to completing a sensational hat-trick of victories.

Pressurising race-long leader Lebbon, Voisin threw everything at the Elite Motorsport driver but ultimately narrowly missed. For Lebbon, his race three win was his first of the season and he became the first Scholarship winner to triumph in his rookie campaign since 2016.

Tom Hibbert bagged himself a double of his own in the Millers Oils GT4 Supercup, leading Gus Burton and Will Burns across the line in races one and two.

Race three belonged to former Ginetta Junior champion Adam Smalley as he claimed his maiden win in the one-make series, leading Burton and Hibbert to the chequered flag after coming under early pressure.

In the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Harry King continued his sensational start to the season by claiming an impressive pair of wins. Pulling off identical, eye-catching moves for the lead in both encounters, the Porsche GB Scholarship victor extended his lead at the summit of the standings.

Behind, former champion Josh Webster picked up a pair of second place finishes whilst Lorcan Hanafin and Ross Wylie each scored their first podiums of the year as well.

Back by popular demand after starring at Thruxton last year, the Mini 7 Racing Club delivered three blockbuster races. Boasting a grid of more than 45 cars; wheel-to-wheel, slipstreaming action was in full force across each contest.

Aaron Smith claimed outright victory in races one and two before former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan capped off a dream debut in the series by winning race three.

Rounding out the weekend were three scintillating encounters from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, with Carlin taking a clean sweep. Zak O’Sullivan bagged a dominant double while Christian Mansell scored a breakthrough win.

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

Oulton Park provides the next stop on the calendar for the TOCA support championships on August 22/23.