Up to Speed: 11 – 12 June
A hat-trick of British championships and the premier tier of Welsh stage rallying headline the bill on another scorching summer weekend of motorsport action in the UK.
Here’s everything you need to get up to speed:
British Touring Car Championship – Oulton Park
BTC Racing’s Josh Cook will be looking to extend his 23-point advantage in the British Touring Car Championship standings this weekend at Oulton Park.
The Bath-based racer was on top form once again in Britain’s premier tin-top racing series at Thruxton last time out, steering his Honda Civic Type R to a brace of victories for the second meeting in succession.
Reigning champion Ash Sutton’s NAPA Racing Ford is his closest challenger, with Team BMW’s Colin Turkington and EXCELR8’s Tom Ingram split by a single point for third and fourth respectively.
UK-based viewers can watch the action live on the ITV network this Sunday (12 June), with coverage split between the main channel and ITV4.
ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA – Oulton Park
Hitech GP’s Alex Dunne remains the man to beat in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA as the motorsport stars of tomorrow head to Oulton Park for a lakeside triple-header.
A double victory last time out at Thruxton has cemented the 16-year-old Irishman’s status at the championship summit, although the headlines don’t quite tell the full story. In the opening contest around the high-speed Hampshire venue, Dunne was beaten off the line by a fast-starting Ugo Ugochukwu of Carlin, his nearest rival in the championship.
Ugochukwu led in controlled fashion until just before half-distance, when a bump at Seagrave sent him wide and allowed Dunne back through, and from there the Irishman stayed in control.
Phinsys by Argenti’s Aiden Neate capitalised on a late mistake at the Club chicane by team-mate Daniel Guinchard to take a maiden win in the reverse grid contest, the pair working their way through the pack using Thruxton’s notorious slipstreaming capabilities to move from the fourth row of the grid to the top two steps on the podium
Back with the championship leaders, and Ugochukwu again looked to have the better run down to Allard in the ITV4-televised finale and the pair made light contact when Dunne ducked back to the inside line to defend the lead, but both continued unabated. Dunne duly registered a fifth win of the campaign ahead of the McLaren protégé, giving him the 39-point advantage, he holds heading to Cheshire.
The second race will be available to watch live on ITV this Sunday at 13:00, with race three screened on ITV4 later that afternoon at 17:45.
Around the Clubs
With over 100 motorsport events happening across the UK this weekend, there is plenty for all motorsport enthusiasts to get stuck into.
The Wolverhampton & South Staffs Car Club is holding the Slippery As? Production Car Autotest at Stourbridge and the Vintage Sports Car Club is running a Touring Assembly known as the Herefordshire Tour which will begin in Weston.
Glenrothes Motor Sport Club will host the Summer Stages 2022 rally, with 70 miles of Tarmac Stages at Crail Airfield, Fife.
The Liverpool Motor Club has organized the Barbon Hillclimb in Cumbria for this weekend, and the Buchan Off Road Drivers Club has organized an orienteering event called the Punch Hunt which will begin in Kincardine O’Neil.
Be sure to check out the Events section on our website for more information on these events and many others that are happening over the weekend.