Dominant performances steal the show on the TOCA package at Snetterton

31 Jul 17

The TOCA support package roared back into action at Snetterton this past weekend (29/30 July) with the traditional doses of high-drama and wheel-to-wheel thrills for all to see.

Back up to full capacity with five championships resuming after the annual summer break, thousands of enthusiastic spectators descended on the Norfolk circuit for the sixth weekend of 2017.

Mike Bushell took another step closer to a second Renault UK Clio Cup title with another assured display of experience and raw speed. Entering the second half of the season with a comfortable advantage in the points, the Pyro driver picked up where he left off with a sixth victory of the year.

The same outcome was achieved in race two as well despite Max Coates being a constant thorn in the side race-long. Due to Bushell's latest double, he now holds a 98-point lead at the top of the standings.

Daniel Harper enjoyed a near-perfect weekend in the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship as he bagged a brace of victories. Harper’s first triumph came after prevailing from a back-and-forth battle with Douglas Motorsport team-mate Kiern Jewiss.

A titanic six-car battle took place for the spoils in race two with plenty of jostling on the final lap seeing Harper emerge once again as the victor. Tom Wood rounded off the Juniors action around the 2.99 mile circuit as he stormed to a maiden win of the season.

Despite only taking one podium across the three races, Sebastian Priaulx managed to extend his championship lead by an additional point, now heading to Knockhill with a 17-point buffer.

Three different winners emerged from the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup as Callum Pointon extended his lead in the standings to a staggering 95 points.

Pointon scored his second win of the year in the weekend’s first race before Declan Jones made his first appearance in the winners circle with a strong performance in race two. Carl Boardley rounded off the weekend standing atop of the podium.

In the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Charlie Eastwood and Dino Zamparelli took advantage of Daniel Cammish’s absence to take a win apiece to leapfrog the double champion.

Redline Racing’s Eastwood was in fine form in the first 14-lap encounter but was made to work for his silverware, enduring race-long pressure from Zamparelli both. Race two turned out to be status quo for Eastwood as he led proceeding’s before he made a small mistake two laps from home, handing Zamaparelli a maiden win of the season.

Oscar Piastri closed the gap to Jamie Caroline in the British F4 Championship as he stormed to two wins. The TRS Ardern driver set his stall out as the perennial pace-setter early in the weekend and carried his form throughout the two days.

Piastri was in a league of his own the in the opener, leading team-mate Ayrton Simmons over the line for a memorable Arden 1-2. Series leader Caroline made history in race two as he notched his ninth win of the season, surpassing Lando Norris’ tally of eight.

Duking it out with Carlin’s Logan Sargeant in race three, Piastri once again topped the rostrum to cap an impressive weekend.

To view the full classification of results across all sessions, click here.

The TOCA support package returns in less than two weeks with the latest chapter of what has been an enthralling season taking place north of the border at Knockhill.