Title glory edging ever-closer on TOCA support package for select few drivers at Silverstone

13 Sep 17

The TOCA support package descends on the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, this weekend (16/17 September) with several drivers on the verge of championship glory.

In what has been a season full of high drama and entertainment across every category, the penultimate event of the season is likely to serve up more of the same.

After missing out at Rockingham, Mike Bushell has another attempt at clinching a second Renault UK Clio Cup crown at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Holding an 82-point lead over his nearest challenger Lee Pattison, the Team Pyro driver needs to finish the weekend with an advantage of 69 points or more to add another title to his impressive CV.

Pattison and Max Coates emerged as the winners last time out and both will be looking to continue their winning form with further triumphs to close the gap to Bushell. Paul Rivett is another driver that remains in contention and he will reach a personal landmark too, starting his 200th race in the series.

Whilst all eyes are set to be focused on the battle at the top, a host of drivers including Jack McCarthy, Jade Edwards and James Dorlin will be keen to leave their mark in the remaining rounds.

Callum Pointon sits on the verge of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title heading to Silverstone. Pointon has been the epitome of consistency this season with two wins, eight second place finishes and three third place finishes; all adding up to him holding a 91-point lead at the summit.

Ben Green currently finds himself as the one that can stop Pointon but the Super Green Racing driver is going to need a big weekend to prolong his chances of taking the title to the final rounds at Brands Hatch GP. If Pointon outscores Green by 18 then he will secure a maiden Ginetta title.

Jamie Caroline is another driver that can taste championship success at the weekend, this time in the British F4 series. The Pirtek Racing driver has proved to be in a league of his own at times this year, notching ten wins on his way to storming to the summit of the points.

A host of permutations can see Caroline be crowned champion but the most simple one is that if the Carlin driver scores two wins and a fourth, he will be out of touch, regardless of what his rivals can do.

Speaking of those that can stop Caroline, Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant harbour the best chances of overhauling the teenager but both will need near-perfect performances and bad luck to strike Caroline.

Tom Gamble heads into the weekend at the helm of the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship in what is realistically now a three-horse race for the title.

The Elite Motorsport driver took control of the standings at Rockingham but has Sebastian Priaulx and Daniel Harper hot on his heels with 16 points covering them. All three have been forces at the front throughout the season and it looks like the action is set to spice up further as they continue to battle for the main prize.

Capping off a bumper weekend of racing is the return of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship. Last time out at Knockhill Charlie Eastwood and Daniel Cammish made headlines after clashing and they are set to renew their battle on the National circuit.

Eastwood enters the event leading the way but will be forced to serve a ten-place grid penalty in race one due to his part in the incident that ended Cammish’s charge in Scotland. The double champion will need to be at the top of his game to recover lost ground whilst Dino Zamparelli isn’t to be counted out either.

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