With half of the season complete, a mere eighteen points separate the top five in the Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship standings as the crews look to the next round of the series at Mallory Park during the first weekend of August.
Andy Grant leads the way on 98-points, despite not having a win to his name so far this season in his new-for-2010 Ford Focus. The key to his success has been consistently high finishes, including three second places out of the first four rounds.
A solitary point separates second and third place, with David Binks just edging reigning series champion Pat Doran. The pair sit on 91 and 90-points respectively.
In an equally close battle Mike Howlin sits in fourth, with 85-points, with a single point advantage over Julian Godfrey.
The close nature of the championship standings at the half-way stage of the 10201 championship bears only good news for spectators, as the battles will be close and hard fought right through to the season finale at Pembrey in October.
Further adding to the spectacle of the British Rallycross Championship, are the support categories, which will feature the RX150 off-road buggies, as well as the Suzuki Swift Sport Championship, both of which have already provided great excitement thus far in 2010.