New champions crowned on TOCA support package at Brands Hatch

03 Oct 17

Champions were crowned on the TOCA support package at Brands Hatch this past weekend (30 September/ 1 October) on what proved to be a dramatic final day of the season.

Heading into the weekend, four of the five one-make championships were still to be decided, with a host of contenders all gunning for glory.

Jamie Caroline became the first driver to taste title success as he wrapped up the F4 British Championship certified by FIA - powered by Ford EcoBoost crown.

Having broke countless records on his way to single seater stardom, the Carlin driver made sure he was in the right position to stamp home his authority in race one. Caroline’s title was also his second on the TOCA package in three years, adding to his 2015 Ginetta crown.

In the final three races of the season; Linus Lundqvist, Oliver York and Alex Quinn shared the spoils, taking a win each.

The Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship crowned a new champion too, with Tom Gamble taking the title. Off the back of making history at Silverstone with a hat-trick of wins, the Elite Motorsport driver got both hands on the trophy in race two as he shadowed Daniel Harper over the line to finish second.

Sebastian Priaulx emerged the victor in race one whilst Harper added to his win tally again to round out the season on the top step of the podium.

Callum Pointon was another driver to taste Ginetta title success as he clinched the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup. Establishing himself as the dominant force in the category with his front-running consistency, the HHC Motorsport driver put himself out of touch of Ben Green to take the championship in race two.

Green did his best to keep the title fight going for as long as possible by winning the opening race around the famous Grand Prix circuit. Wins would also go the way of Jack Mitchell and George Gamble.

In the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Charlie Eastwood prevailed as champion, albeit on count back of race victories following a nail-biting final race of the season.

Going head-to-head with Dino Zamparelli for the title, the final race of the season produced a thrilling climax. With Zamparelli sitting second, Eastwood needed to be fifth or higher to take the crown tied on points.

Standing in his way however was Tom Oliphant who put up a stern race-long defence to Eastwood. The Redline Racing driver finally made a move stick at Paddock Hill Bend, giving him the title in just his second season in the series.

At the front in both races was outgoing champion Daniel Cammish, who clinched a dominant double. Bringing to an end his time in the series, Cammish walks away with two titles and an impressive 31 victories in just three seasons.

The Renault UK Clio Cup was already decided going to Brands Hatch but that didn’t stop Mike Bushell from further cementing his status as the man to beat. Claiming his second title at Silverstone earlier in the month, the Team Pyro driver signed off his year in the best way possible.

Romping to a brace of victories, Bushell put an exclamation point on his charge to the championship as Dan Zelos enjoyed his best-ever weekend in the series, bagging a brace of podiums.