Michael Caine will be looking to take full advantage of any mistakes by title rival Tim Harvey this weekend at Brands Hatch as the series draws to a close.
With Harvey’s lead cut to 19 points heading in to the finale rounds Caine will want to get the most out of his qualifying performance with extra points for pole position on the cards.
Harvey has everything to lose this weekend after dominating most of the season. “From a racing point of view I can afford to be cautious, but we will try and maximise the speed of the car in qualifying,” says Harvey.
He added: “I won't take any undue risks in the races. I expect Michael to be very quick and we’ve got to be equal to him, or as close as possible.”
There could be some upsets at the front with Stephen Jelley, Euan Hankey, Michael Meadows, Charles Meadows and Glynn Geddie all pushing hard to impress on the last weekend.
Meanwhile the Pro-Am1 title goes down to the wire as Ollie Jackson goes head-to-head with the impressive Jonas Gelzinis who before the season had started hadn’t turned a wheel in the UK. Tony Gilham is just out of the running for the Pro-Am1 title but will feature strongly in the class frontrunners at Brands Hatch. If Gelzinis finishes fifth overall Jackson only needs to secure a top 10 finish to secure the title.
The closest battle this weekend will be in the Pro-Am2 class as George Brewster and Glenn McMenamin enter the Brands Hatch weekend on 125 and 123 points respectively. This is made closer by the two having to drop a score with their current next weekend score to drop being 15 points for Brewster and 14 for McMenamin, thus bringing the gap down to a solitary point. Mark Hazell will be looking to pick up the pieces should Brewster and McMenamin fall at the last hurdle.
The team championship goes down to the wire between Motorbase Performance, who currently lead, and Red Line Racing. The two teams separated by just four points.
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