TOCA support package shines bright at Rockingham

29 Aug 17

The TOCA support package was back in action this past weekend (26/27 August) at Rockingham with four championships taking on a starring role in front of a bumper crowd.

Now at the business end of the season, the quest for titles intensified at the Northamptonshire circuit with several contenders staking their claim to their respective

In the Renault UK Clio Cup, Mike Bushell entered the weekend with a chance of being crowned champion. The Team Pyro driver however was forced to postpone his celebrations after seeing his recent winning run come to an end.

Max Coates emerged as the man to beat in qualifying, taking pole position in both races. The fan favourite would convert his front row start in race one into a commanding victory to take his second victory of the season.

Lee Pattison returned to the top step of the podium too in the second Clio Cup encounter, emerging victorious in a memorable duel with Bushell whilst Coates rounded off the podium. With just four races now remaining, Bushell holds an 82-point advantage over Pattison.

The Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship saw further spice added to the title battle as the top three closed to within 16 points.

Daniel Harper enjoyed his best weekend to-date in car racing as he stormed to a pair of wins and a second place to thrust himself firmly into the mix. Tom Gamble notched his fifth victory of the season to leapfrog Sebastian Priaulx in the points with it now all to play for with two events remaining.

The battle in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup raged on at Rockingham too, with Callum Pointon maintaining his sizeable with front-running consistency.

Ben Green won twice around the unique 1.94 mile circuit to apply the pressure to Pointon who was able to remain in the wheel tracks of Green throughout the event. Declan Jones rounded off the weekend with a win in race three.

In the British F4 Championship, Jamie Caroline extended his lead at the top of the standings despite not reaching the top step of podium all weekend.

The Pirtek Racing driver bagged a brace of third place finishes either side of a race two non-finish to leave the venue 74.5 points ahead of Oscar Piastri with just six races now remaining.

With Caroline and Piastri failing to add to their already impressive win tallies; Linus Lundqvist, Alex Quinn and Logan Sargeant emerged victorious.

For the full classification of results from all four championships, click here.

The TOCA support package continues in under three weeks’ time at the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, on the 16/17 September.