TOCA support package to resume battle following summer break

27 Jul 17

The TOCA support package returns this weekend (29/30 July) from the annual summer break at full capacity, with five championships set to do battle around Snetterton.

Following several weeks of quiet, normality returns around the technical 2.99 mile circuit with title duels likely to further intensify.

A number of drivers have one mission in the Renault UK Clio Cup this weekend; to close the gap to former champion Mike Bushell. Pyro’s lead driver has been in superlative form this year with five wins and a handful of podiums contributing to his 69-point lead.

Lee Pattison, Paul Rivett and Max Coates top the list of Bushell’s closest challengers and are all well aware of how pivotal this weekend could be regarding the outcome of the title.

Despite there being no racing in recent weeks, there has still be plenty of drama in the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship. Sebastian Priaulx enters the weekend as the series leader after having his results at Thruxton being reinstated following a successful appeal.

With that in mind and given the recent run of form Priaulx has enjoyed, all eyes will be on the JHR Developments driver to see how he fares, with Tom Gamble and co bidding to close the gap.

Boasting a formidable line-up of teenage racers, the Juniors have continued to provide non-stop, thrills ’n’ spills this season and this weekend’s latest chapter is likely set to deliver again.

In the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Callum Pointon has established control at the top of the championship standings despite only notching a solitary win. Consistency has been the name of the game for Pointon and he will look to continue that at Snetterton.

George Gamble, Ben Green and Tom Hibbert have all tasted success and will need to start outscoring Pointon on a regular basis if they are to head into the final few rounds in contention.

Things are all to play for in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship too with defending champion Daniel Cammish not competing. Due to a calendar clash with the Porsche Supercup, the double champion will race in Hungary as the UK series rages on.

In his seat is single-seater ace Scott Malvern, a driver more than capable of stealing the show on any given day. As always, the competition towards the sharp end is set to be as close as ever with everyone looking to take advantage of Cammish’s absence.

Notable names to keep an eye will be Charlie Eastwood, Dino Zamparelli and Tom Oliphant; all of whom have ran at the front consistently this season.

Finally, Jamie Caroline arrives at the Norfolk circuit in control of the British F4 Championship and looking to get back to winning ways. The Pirtek Racing driver endured a tough trio of races at Croft and will want to get back to the top of the podium to reassert himself as the man to beat.

Hunting Caroline down for the title are a host of young contenders that have all come to the fore recently, with Linus Lundqvist, Oscar Piastri and Alex Quinn all triumphing at one stage during the 2017 campaign.