Snetterton 27th/28th June 2015 - Preview

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SuperCup heads east to Norfolk....

Earlier this year, at Rockingham the BRSCC MX-5 SuperCup fielded the largest ever grid of MX-5 Mk3 race cars, with 34 starting the race. A few weeks ago at Castle Combe there was a grid of 30 cars, and at the time of writing there is already a large entry for this meeting at Snetterton. The MX-5 SuperCup goes from strength to strength and it can honestly be said that it is one of the most competitive and closely fought racing series in the country.

Arriving at Snetterton, Alan Henderson leads the championship, closely followed by JJ Clements just 5 points behind. If either of those drivers take a win this weekend, they are likely to take the lead into the mid point of the season at Cadwell Park in July. That will be easier said than done with a number of the chasing pack snapping at their heels and looking for race victories. Liam Murphy and James Blake Baldwin have both led races but not managed to reach the top step of the podium, while George Line secured the new lap record at Castle Combe. Any of them could take a win .

Of course, with so many cars on the grid there will be battles right down the order. Drivers to particularly watch out for are Jonathan Greensmith and Adam Brindle. Jonathan is the 2014 Porsche Boxster champion and a multiple winner in MX-5 Mk1 racing. At Castle Combe he finally looked to be getting on top of his car after struggling in the early part of the season, and gained his best SuperCup result so far. Adam has been competing in SuperCup since its inception in 2013 but looks to have really turned a corner this year with consistent top ten finishes. It can’t be long before we see him on the podium. Rob Way makes his season debut in his newly built car. An injury to his hand prevented him from competing in the first few rounds of the year and he will obviously be looking to make up for lost time! Jeremy Crook has shown consistent improvement in results since joining the SuperCup field in 2014 and makes a return to the field at Snetterton after missing previous rounds due to work commitments.

We hope last year's weather conditions aren't repeated.....

 

The long straights and fast corners of the Snetterton circuit will make it difficult for anyone to make a break from the cars behind and the slipstreaming battles seen at Castle Combe are expected to be replayed at the Norfolk circuit. Whatever happens, the results are sure to be close and unpredictable!

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