Get up to speed this weekend – 15-17 October
Welcome to this week’s Up to Speed! Here’s a look ahead at some of the motorsport events across the UK and overseas this weekend.
Motorsport UK Wera Tools British Kart Championships – Rotax and Honda at PFi
The final round of the British Kart Championships for the Rotax and Honda series takes place this weekend at PFi, which also marks the conclusion of the 2021 championship.
Within the four Rotax classes, Ethan Jeff-Hall (Mini Max), Leon Henderson (Junior Rotax), Kai Hunter (Senior Rotax) and Daniel Tate (Rotax 177) all head up their respective classes going into the final weekend. But it’s still all to play for the points difference is the driver standings closer than ever. In the Honda championship fight, SFR Motorsport’s Timo Jungling leads the #4 kart of Joshua Graham by only three points from claiming the championship win.
Keep up with all the action from PFi over on the British Kart Championships Instagram, or head to the website.
McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship – Tour of the Sperrins
The 2021 Northern Ireland Rally Championship heads into its final round for the Go Power Tour of the Sperrins Rally. 2017 Champions Jonny Greer and Kirsty Riddick find themselves in a strong position ahead of the event. However, with rally driver Stephen Wright only five points behind, the championship title is still open.
Get all the latest updates on the Northern Ireland Rally Championship here.
GB3 Championship – Rounds 22, 23 and 24 at Donington Park
The GB3 Championship concludes its 2021 season at Donington Park this weekend, with current championship leader Zak O’Sullivan hopeful of securing the win. Ayrton Simmons battles it out with Christian Mansell for second place, with only three points between the two drivers.
Sunday’s race will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and online.
Intelligent Money British GT Championship – Round 9 at Donington Park
Alongside the GB3 Championship, the British GT Championship will race for the final time this season. All eyes at Donington Park will be on the GT3 drivers as Will Burns, and Gus Burton managed to secure the GT4 Drivers’ Championship victory at Oulton Park.
With an 18.5-point lead in the standings, will Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind clinch the 2021 driver championship? Stay tuned to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship action here.
FIA World Rally Championship – RallyRACC Rally de España
After historically being the World Rally Championship’s only mixed surface encounter, the Rally de España switches to sealed-surface roads. Set in the Costa Daurada hills, the fast and circuit-like asphalt will encourage attacking driving and challenge the drivers on the tight corners.
British rally driver Elfyn Evans and co-driver Scott Martin head into the penultimate rally stage in second place in the standings, with Gus Greensmith and Chris Patterson managing to hold their position within the top ten. In the WRC3, Chris Ingram and Ross Whittock continue to climb their way up the standings and currently reside in seventh place. Jon Armstrong and Phil Hall sit in second place in the Junior WRC championship, with only four points and pole position between them.
Watch all the action on WRC+ or get all the latest updates online.