TOCA Drivers Of The Weekend: Oulton Park


The picturesque Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire was the latest venue for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and its band of support series, with the Porsche Carrera Cup GB returning to the package to join the Ginetta Junior Championship, Renault UK Clio Cup, Ginetta GT4 Supercup and MSA Formula.

From championship leaders maintaining their advantage to drivers getting their seasons back on track, here at TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk we’ve picked our drivers of the weekend from each of the support championships:

Find out who we’ve picked for previous meetings here.

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ginetta Junior Championship – Jamie Caroline

Heading into the season as the reigning Winter Series champion with prominent backing from Pirtek, there were high expectations this year for Caroline, and the 16 year old showcased exactly what he can do with a double victory at Oulton.

Sweeping into the lead from his front-row grid slot into the first corner, Caroline would produce the most dominant win of the season so far in race one with an 8.6 second success. He went on to add another victory in race two to cap off a superb weekend which moved him up to second in the standings.

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ginetta GT4 Supercup – Jamie Orton

After losing the championship lead last time out at Thruxton following a race three retirement, Orton bounced back in style this past weekend as he turned pole position into a fourth win of the season.

That came in the opening race, with the experienced Ginetta racer leading from lights-to-flag. In race two, he bounced back from a poor start to the lead the race by three seconds at one stage, and whilea post-race penalty for gaining the lead with an unfair advantage dropped him to second, it was still a mightily impressive weekend.

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Renault UK Clio Cup – Ash Hand

Hand headed into the Oulton weekend as the form driver in the Clio Cup with three wins in the previous four races, and the Team Pyro man’s momentum continued in Cheshire as he notched another win within a podium double.

After a hard-fought battle to third place in the opening race, Hand turned pole position into a race long duel for the race two win. While he finished second on the road after battling back from contact, a post-race penalty for said incident elevated him to a deserved victory and second in the standings.

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

MSA Formula – Sennan Fielding

Following a nightmare start to the season which saw a host of mechanical issues blighting his progress, Fielding finally fought his way onto the podium not once but twice at Oulton to kick his season into life.

After a low key race one, Fielding showed his speed in race two as he led every lap en-route to victory after jumping from third to first off the line, while in race three he showed his racecraft as he carved his way through from tenth to third to remind the paddock of his talents.

Credit: Malcolm Griffiths
Credit: Malcolm Griffiths

Porsche Carrera Cup GB – Dan Cammish

In the most competitive field in the championship’s history, Cammish continues to make things look easy in his ‘rookie’ season, with another race victory and a second place finish last weekend increasing his lead at the top of the standings.

Cammish converted pole position into a lights-to-flag victory in race one to make it four victories in the first five races, before adding a second place in race two to continue a remarkable 100% run of top two finishes so far this year.

Who else impressed?

Three-time Porsche champion Michael Meadows got his title challenge back on track with a first win of the season in Cheshire, while fellow TOCA package stalwart Carl Breeze notched a win and a second to maintain his Ginetta Supercup championship lead.

Clio points leader Ant Whorton-Eales took a win and a second of his own in the Clios, whilst Paul Rivett notched his first win of 2015. In the Ginetta Juniors, Dan Zelos and Senna Proctor took double podiums, while MSA Formula top two Lando Norris and Ricky Collard took a win and a second apiece to maintain their title charges.

  • Lewis_Larkam

    spaicemedia it’s got to be Tom_Oliphant soon right? #consistent

  • spaicemedia

    Lewis_Larkam Tom_Oliphant definitely! A big, big weekend is coming for sure.

  • spaicemedia

    Lewis_Larkam Tom_Oliphant remember what we said about having a big weekend …. Think we’ve just witnessed it! #driveroftheweekend

  • Lewis_Larkam

    spaicemedia Tom_Oliphant no doubts. The championship fight is on!

  • Tom_Oliphant

    spaicemedia Lewis_Larkam I’ve finally made it onto your drivers of the weekend then?

  • spaicemedia

    Tom_Oliphant Lewis_Larkam I can’t promise anything #mightpickosamu