Annual Knockhill visit provides top TOCA action
Tight, twisty and undulating Knockhill Circuit in Fife welcomed the British Touring Car Championship race package at the weekend (3/4 September) for its annual visit to Scotland – and the Michelin support categories served up some sensational action.
In the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup, early season points leader Tom Sharp returnd to the top of the championship with a hat-trick of podium finishes including his seventh win of the season in the last of the weekend’s three races.
Proven force Nathan Freke took victory in the other two encounters with typically impressive drives but for Carl Breeze, series leader heading into Knockhill, a highly unfortunate retirement in race three – the result of his car’s power cutting out – dropped him to second in the standings.
In the G50 Cup class, the championship advantage swung in favour of Jody Fannin on Sunday morning with a fine victory taking him to the top of the points standings on his 18th birthday. Tom Ingram spoiled the party later on though, winning race three to reclaim the class advantage.
Gamble takes fight to Morris in Juniors...
George Gamble raced to a fantastic victory during the second of the weekend’s Ginetta Junior Championship encounters, having missed out in the opener to runaway series leader Seb Morris who maintains a significant cushion of 100 points.
Star of the event though was Morris’ team-mate Struan Moore, adding third and second place finishes – and the fastest lap in each race – to the debut rostrum finish he achieved at Snetterton during the previous event.
In Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Euan Hankey dominated round 13 of the season ahead of Michael Meadows and Ben Barker while in race one Meadows tasted the winner’s champagne ahead of Hankey and former champion James Sutton.