Curtain to fall on 2017 BARC season at Brands Hatch

16 Nov 17

The British Automobile Racing Club will bring the curtain down on the 2017 season this weekend [November 18/19] with a blockbuster finale at Brands Hatch.

In what has been another memorable year of action across all championships, racing will go into the night and down to the wire at the Kent circuit, with titles still to be decided.

Britcar’s Dunlop Endurance Championship is one series that will crown champions over the course of the weekend. Primed for an emphatic showdown, just a single point separates the top two in the standings.

The MJC-Furlonger Ferrari 458 GTE pairing of Witt Gamski and Ross Wylie hold the advantage heading into the event however Team HARD Ginetta’s Tom Barley and Simon Rudd are hot on their heels.

Also in the mix for the overall championship is the second Team HARD Ginetta, piloted by Darron Lewis and Tom Knight. Elsewhere there will be a host of other battles to keep an eye on across the two races.

The inaugural Renault UK Clio Cup Junior champion will be crowned at Brands Hatch too, with six drivers in contention to write themselves into the history books.

Had it not been for a finger injury ruling him out of racing, Gus Burton would have made it seven drivers in contention. Leading the pack into the finale is MRM’s Jack Young, who has been the epitome of consistency since the series launched at Snetterton in September.

Max Marzorati has taken the most wins thus far, three, and can’t be counted either whilst Ethan Hammerton will be waiting in the wings to pounce if the top two encounter trouble.

Harbouring an outside chance of stealing the title; Connor Grady, Harry Gooding and Louis Doyle will be ones to watch in both races.

The Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Winter Series is back at Brands Hatch too with a bumper grid set to battle it out for the final Ginetta title of the year.

Boasting an entry list of 14 to 17-year-old’s made up of familiar and new faces, picking out possible champions has never been harder. One of the favourites going into the weekend will be Douglas Motorsport’s Kiern Jewiss, this year’s Rookie champion.

Jewiss’ team mate Ruben Del Sarte will be one to keep an eye on as well as he bids to cap off his maiden season in the one-make category.

Elite Motorsport will have eight chances of emerging victorious during the weekend with Adam Smalley leading the line as another standout driver to watch.

With one qualifying session and two races per day, the event is essentially billed as two back-to-back Ginetta Junior Championship meetings, traditionally staged on the TOCA package. The racer with the most points by the end of the final race will be crowned champion.

A host of multi-class, non-championship races for the Quaife Modified Saloon Car Championship and Cannons Motorspares Tin Tops Championship will also be staged at Brands Hatch.

The one-of event will see both series share the same grid, all set to produce close, exciting racing. Daniel Fisher and Sean Fairweather are just two of the drivers to look for fighting over the top step of the podium.

Rounding out the action around the Indy circuit is the Mini Seven and Mini Miglia Championship’s, which will take to the track for a trio of 20-minute encounters.