An almost perfect weekend for Tom Oliphant at Knockhill saw him further extend the championship lead he secured as the latter half of the season got underway. He now sits 59 points ahead of his closest rival.
After a dominant opening half of the season for HHC Motorsport’s trio of Jamie Orton, Carl Breeze and Will Burns, Century Motorsport have responded with six wins over the past nine rounds – success they will be striving for once again this weekend.
Orton was the man to beat in the early part of the season, whilst Breeze snatched the championship lead as the SuperCup went into the summer break. Burns meanwhile, has enjoyed nine podiums but is still chasing that maiden win.
Splitting Orton and Breeze form Burns in the standings is Michael Caine, who currently lies fourth. A troublesome weekend at Knockhill has put the Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer-backed driver on the back foot, but he’ll be hoping to bounce back this weekend, with a podium firmly in his sights.
A pair of wins in the past two reverse grid races for Tom Wrigley has seen him close the points deficit to Reece Somerfield as the pair fight to catch Burns in fifth place. They provided much entertainment for the fans in Scotland and will undoubtedly be two to watch here.
Having made the move from the British Touring Car Championship this year, Ollie Jackson has never failed to showcase his fearless driving style. Meanwhile, Bradley Smith, who missed the last meeting, will be looking to make up for lost points.
In the AM class, both Chris Ingram and Colin White will miss the Rockingham meeting (only eight of the ten weekends count towards their total), leaving Osamu Kawashima and Fraser Robertson to fight between themselves for the winner’s trophy.
Whilst Kawashima has already taken five wins, Robertson is still chasing down that maiden victory, and will no doubt be fully focused on breaking his duck in Corby in the absence of his rivals.
With just two races here rather than the usual weekend line-up of three, it’s going to be action from the second the lights go out at Rockingham Motor Speedway. To keep track of the action live from your phone, follow @Ginettacars on Twitter.