Brands Hatch Race Preview

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Brands Hatch Race Preview - 9th / 10th June

The half way point of the 2012 Logson Group BRSCC Porsche Championship takes us to Kent and the unique and challenging Brands Hatch Circuit on 9th / 10th June. To date the championship has proved to be a real corker with less than a dozen points separating the top four in each class.

The last round at the tricky Cadwell Park cicuit saw a relatively incident free two races with Rick Styrin finally finding the luck that has so far eluded him this year to take both the wins. Stamping his authority on qualifying the 'Styrin Smile' never left the Leeds motor trader's face all day, with two wins moving him within four points of Richard Sykes at the top of the points table.

Unlike at Cadwell, overtaking opportunities abound at Brands Hatch, and with what could be a record number of cars across all three classes its going to be 'busy' out there to say the least! We will be welcoming 6 new drivers to the Championship this weekend (3 'full fat' Boxsters, 2 Production Boxsters and 1 new 924). Great news!

The driver to watch is likely to be Thirsk's Richard Sykes in the Newbridge Motorsport 987 model, looking to re-establish himself as the man to beat. David Bearman currently lies third in the points standings and will be anxious to impress whilst trying to erase the memories of last years round here when he was involved in a nasty shunt just past the start line with brother John.

Looking to spoil the party will be the Taylors Foundry 'Boxster Boys', Messrs Taylor, Styrin and Croft who all went very well at Cadwell, and will all have their eye on the podium and at least a share of the LOGSON GROUP trophies. New entries to the series Cliff Graham, Bafel Ahmed and Paul Moraviec will all be keen to make their mark, the latter commuting from Switzerland to compete in this year Championship!

It is exciting times in the Production Boxster class with at least one new addition to the line up and another two lurking in the wings. John Printy will be making the long journey up from the West Country to john to join Steve Brown and Steve Potts to give the Class the boost that it deserves. Also hoping to make the grid will be Julian Brown, the Reigate driver took his MSA ARDS test on Tuesday of this week and will be keen to join the Production field.

it will be great to see the Porsche 924 field back into double figures with 2010 Champion Andrew Hannington making his first appearance of 2012, joined by a fresh face in the shape of Richard Matthews. Rebecca Jackson will be keen to impress on her 'home' circuit and currently lying just three points behind second place man Sean Siddall will be keen to press for that second place in the standings. Alastair Kirkham will be making the long trip from Manchester in  his PORSCHA-RECYCLED 924 in his attempt to stay at the top of the points table in the class ahead of Siddall and Jackson. If there was a 'travellers' award for this weekend in the 924 class it would go to Simon Hawksley,the oil rig engineer making the long trip down from Aberdeen to race.'Toyo' Tony Mekwinski is the sole tyre supplier for the series and if he wasn't busy enough servicing the tyre needs on race weekends he finds time to race the number 27 car in the 924's,Tony will be looking to break into the top three in the points this weekend.

We hope that you enjoy this weekend's rounds of the LOGSON GROUP BRSCC PORSCHE CHAMPIONSHIP and remember that you can catch up with all the action from all the races on MOTORS TV!

You can also follow us on Facebook if you want up to date info on the Championship! facebook.com/porscheracingdrivers

Preview written by  Championship Co-Ordinator - John B.F.Clark

Photography courtesy of James Roberts Photography.


 

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