Get up to speed this weekend: 8-10 October 2021

Friday 08 October 2021

This upcoming weekend promises motorsport enthusiasts more thrilling racing action. From rallying to karting, here is a look ahead at all the motorsport action.

Motorsport UK British Rally Championship – Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally

The Motorsport UK British Rally Championship heads to the Isle of Mull for the gruelling Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally, which is considered one of the toughest stages in the 2021 season calendar.

Welsh rally driver Osian Pryce and co-driver Noel O’Sullivan currently lead in the driver standings, ahead of fellow teammates Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod by a four-point advantage.

To get all the action throughout the weekend, click here.

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – Round 9 at Donington Park

The penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship is fast approaching, with British driver Ash Sutton heading into the race weekend as the current championship leader and a close battle for second place between Tom Ingram and Jake Hill with only two points between the pair. Sutton currently holds the race lap record at Donington Park, recording a time of 1:09.483s. Will the driver’s last performance at this track fair him well this upcoming weekend?

To watch all the race action, tune into ITV4 and get all the updates here.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – Rounds 25, 26 & 27 at Donington Park

The F4 British Championship heads into the second to last round of the 2021 season at Donington Park. After intense racing at the iconic Silverstone track, British driver Matthew Rees is placed second, just behind Argenti driver Matias Zagazeta. It was a Race 3 victory for Joseph Loake, who secured pole position after successfully moving past Marcos Flack at Luffield corner and managed to hold his position until the chequered flag.

How will the standings look after the round at Donington Park? Stay tuned for the latest updates here.

Motorsport UK British Kart Championships – IAME, TKM (Event 5) and Bambino (Event 4) at PFi

The IAME, TKM and Bambino series will compete in the final round of their championships this weekend at one of the UK’s premier karting tracks, PFi. In the IAME series’, IAME Cadet driver Zac Drummond, Mini X30 driver Leo Robinson, Daniel Guinchard in the Junior X30 class and Senior X30 driver Clayton Ravenscroft occupy the top position in their championships.

In the TKM championships, privateer Alistair Cresswell leading in the Junior TKM class, and James Pashley is in pole position in the TKM Extreme class. As for the Bambino class, Austin Newstead currently heads up the class with a 27-point lead ahead of Colbe Pattison.

Who will reign as champion after this weekend’s race event? Watch the live stream on the Alpha Live YouTube channel throughout the race event and the British Kart Championships website here.

British Cross Country Championship – Round 6 at Walters Arena

The Britpart British Cross Country Championship (BXCC) heads to Walters Arena in South Wales next weekend for the final round. And it’s all to play for in the championship decider.

After claiming the victory at Sweet Lamb and Kielder, Adrian Marfell and Paul Bartleman top the leaderboard with 171 points. Closely behind by only five points are Richard and Mason Kershaw followed by Paul Rowlands and Neil Lloyd in third on 151.

In the BXC Trophy Championship, which takes place at three of the four BXCC rounds, Tom and Alice Jones lead the way on 172 points, ahead of runner up drivers Harry Nicoll and Emily Sibley by 15 points.

Get all the updates from the British Cross Country Championship round here.

British Sporting Trials Championship at Walsingham

The Walsingham round of the British Sporting Trials Championship takes place in Hampshire this weekend, organised by the 750 Motor Club. With nine more rounds to go, it is all to play for in the championship.

Keep up with all the latest updates here.

October Bicester Scramble

The Bicester Scramble returns to Bicester Heritage on Sunday 10th October, inviting families and friends to relish in historic motoring to explore the 45 industry-leading businesses based at the former RAF Bicester site.

Here is an insight into what you can expect at this month’s Bicester Scramble.

FIA Formula 1 Rolex Turkish Grand Prix 2021

The Formula One teams and drivers head to Istanbul for the Turkish Grand Prix to race around the 5.338-kilometre Intercity Istanbul Park circuit. At the previous round in Sochi, British driver Sir Lewis Hamilton secured the race lead, which places him at the top of the driver standings ahead of racing rival Max Verstappen. It was an unfortunate finish for young Brit Lando Norris, who claimed his first pole position, hoping that the McLaren driver could achieve a maiden victory. However, after an issue regarding his tyres, Norris finished the race in seventh place, still securing points for his team.

Watch all the action across the race weekend on Channel 4, Sky Sports F1 and the F1 app, and receive updates here.

[Image: Bicester Heritage]