The KICK Start Energy Drink Ginetta Junior Championship will be decided in dramatic fashion at Brands Hatch, with season-long rivals Jamie Caroline and Senna Proctor locking horns for the final time. With just three points separating the pair, this is one title fight you really don’t want to miss.
Caroline has the upper hand in terms of winning tallies, with nine victories compared to Proctor’s three. However, Proctor enjoys the most visits to the rostrum ahead of Brands Hatch, boasting 12 trophies from 18 races.
It’s not just up front there’s going to be a close fight, with third place in the championship to be fought over between Lewis Brown and Dan Zelos, with Brown just two points ahead before the cars take to the track.
Should anything happen to the pair, Billy Monger would be right back into the fight for third place. A race winner during the first visit to Brands Hatch as well as at Snetterton, expect to see him on top form here.
In the Rookie Cup, there’s a two horse race for the driver’s honours, with Danish driver Patrik Matthesen against Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Stuart Middleton in his Quinton Hazell liveried car.
Thanks to his maiden win during the Silverstone event, Matthiesen has a relatively comfortable class lead but Middleton has shown front running pace throughout the year – taking no less than three outright podiums – so is in with a shot at the title should he outscore Matthiesen by an average of 15 points per race.
Again, there’s a battle for third in the class, with Silverstone poleman Kyle Hornby enjoying a 48 point advantage over his nearest rival, William Tregurtha (RCE) thanks to two outright podiums already this season.
Outside of the championship fights, both Johnathan Hadfield and Matt Chapman will be looking to cement their places inside the overall drivers top 10.
JHR’s Rowan Bailey, Seb Perez and Esmee Hawkey will no doubt be working together to secure a good qualifying position for the final weekend, as well HHC’s Charlie Fagg and Devlin DeFrancesco, who have both looked racy in recent outings.
Having enjoyed his best result so far at Silverstone, Connor Grady will be looking to continue that upward curve, whilst Dave Wooder looks to take his maiden outright podium after narrowly missing out at Silverstone.
Alex Day has impressed in the latter half of the season, and will want to end the season in style, but will face tough competition from his season-long rivals William Stacey, Geri Nicosia and Ben Green.
There have been nine different pole sitters across nine different meetings, with Matthiesen, Hadfield, Middleton, Wooder, Floersch, Monger, Caroline, DeFrancesco and Hornby having taken the honours, and with the title fights so close, that additional point could make all the difference.