Snetterton was the latest destination for the TOCA support package this past weekend (August 13/14), with all five championships writing the latest chapter of their 2022 season in the searing heat.
Coming off the back of an action-packed weekend north of the border at Knockhill, the supporting cast of the BTCC had those in attendance and watching on television on the edge of their seats as they served up an unmissable show.
Alex Dunne continued his march towards the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA title with a commanding performance in Norfolk. The Hitech GP driver – who has been the driver to beat this year – added another dominant double to his ever-growing tally of race wins, which now sits at nine.
Blasting to pole position, the Irishman was perfection personified in race one to claim victory and he then went onto repeat the feat in race three. JHR Developments Joseph Loake was the only driver to halt Dunne as he triumphed in the reverse grid contest.
Kiern Jewiss and Matthew Graham were the big winners in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, claiming a win apiece. Jewiss had been the driver to beat in qualifying but a track limits penalty had looked like it would prevent him from winning race one.
Following a successful appeal of a five-second penalty, Jewiss was reinstated as the winner having originally taken the chequered flag first. Redline Racing’s Graham bounced back from a scary crash at Knockhill in style as he romped to victory in race two, leading every single lap untroubled.
Three different drivers stood on the top step of the podium in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship. Will Macintyre came out on top of an enthralling multi-car battle for victory in the opener before Kenato Le came to the fore in race two.
Race three will undoubtedly go down as an all-time classic for the one-make series as championship leader Josh Rowledge strengthened his advantage at the summit of the standings with a superb win.
The Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup had a familiar feel to things as James Kellett maintained his supremacy with another virtuous performance. Having taken seven wins from eight races heading into the weekend, the Century Motorsport driver was at it again towards the front of the field.
Lights-to-flag dominance was the story of race one and race two for the points leader however win number three was just a little too far out of reach as Tom Emson held his nerve to score his first win of the year.
There were plenty of thrills and spills in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE, where two drivers shared the spoils. Fresh off the back of his maiden win last time out at Knockhill, Alex Denning doubled his account for the season with a superlative triumph in race one.
Denning then repeated the feat in a photo finish with Jason Lockwood before Jack Mitchell got his title charge back on-track with victory in race three, with Lockwood once again proving to be the closest challenger.
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Thruxton Circuit provides the latest stop on the calendar for the TOCA package in under two weeks’ time on August 27/28, where the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy will rejoin the fray for the final time this season.
Tickets for the second visit of the year to the fastest circuit in the UK are available to purchase at advance prices via https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/btcc-august.