TITLE SHOWDOWN CLOSES IN AS MX-5 SUPERCUP HEADS TO SILVERSTONE

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Will this weekend bring us any closer to a definitive championship favourite? - Photo: Jon Elsey

There’s just two weekends left to go to seal the fate of the 2019 BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup title and there’s still three drivers in contention with a maximum of 612 points up for grabs from the remaining six races. The penultimate meeting of the season sees a visit to the Home of British Motorsport, as Silverstone’s National circuit is sure to provide plenty of thrills.

Last time out at Donington Park, the trio of Luke Herbert, Jack Harding and Aidan Hills dominated at the front of the field and in a bid to regain his chances of the title this season, it was Hills who went on to win two of the weekend’s three races, with Herbert claiming the other. While Harding collected a trio of 2nd place finishes, all of this left the points table with Herbert holding a slender lead of just 6 points heading to this weekend ahead of Harding, while Hills’ superb Donington weekend has helped him close the gap to 1st place to 32 points. While it may be a very tough task for Hills to outscore his main rivals by enough points to claim the top spot, anything can happen and all three drivers will be on it from the word go on Sunday. One of them has to be champion and come the end of the day’s action, we’ll either have a clearer idea of who will have the crown or it may still turn out to be anyone’s guess!

Best of the rest behind them are sure to be Patrick Fletcher and Jack Sycamore. The pair both have podiums to their names this season and have been known to trouble the front runners on more than one occasion throughout the championship too. Silverstone could be another chance for them to get amongst it should the title contenders trip over each other. Top Masters driver Garry Townsend will also be in the lineup, looking to put a seal on that contest by the end of the day whilst also circulating on the fringes of the top 5 if possible.

Others who are sure to want to make progress include Bradley Kent, younger brother of TCR UK star Lewis, as he continues to improve with each passing race weekend. David Henderson also looks to do the same in his AK Automotive run car, while Nick Rutter, Christopher Richardson and George Grant make up the rest of the entry as they all search for solid points finishes this weekend.

Scott Woodwiss

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