TOCA Drivers Of The Weekend: Knockhill


The full Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship ‘TOCA’ support package was back together for the trip north of the border to Knockhill this past weekend, and the unique Scottish circuit provided a weekend of intriguing, action-packed racing.

Here, The Checkered Flag have picked out our Kings of the Hill from the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, MSA Formula, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Ginetta Junior Championship and Renault UK Clio Cup:

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Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ginetta GT4 Supercup – Tom Oliphant

Is there any way to stop Oliphant at the moment? That’s what the other Supercup title protagonists must be asking themselves after seeing the Century Motorsport man storm to a double victory for a third consecutive meeting.

Oliphant converted pole position into a pair of lights to flag victories, making it six wins in eight races at that point, before pulling off some brilliant overtakes as he rose from sixth to second in race three, his eleventh consecutive podium finish helping extend his title advantage to 59 points.

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

MSA Formula – Sennan Fielding

Mechanical issues have hampered Fielding throughout the season so far, but he has shown his talent to overcome those troubles in recent meetings and a star outing at Knockhill has confirmed his presence as an outside title contender.

Fielding’s best weekend of the season so far saw him battle to a podium hat-trick despite not having the ultimate pace over the meeting, with a pair of third places sandwiching a third win of the campaign, continuing a hugely impressive run of eleven consecutive top four finishes.

Credit: Malcom Griffiths
Credit: Malcom Griffiths

Porsche Carrera Cup GB – Dan Cammish

Speaking to ITV Sport, Cammish described Knockhill as a circuit he’s “weak” at. Well the runaway championship leader certainly showed no signs of any weakness in Scotland as he continued his march to the Carrera Cup title with another double victory.

Cammish certainly didn’t have it all his own way with Josh Webster putting his wins in doubt in both races, but once again Cammish was faultless on track as he made it a sensational ten wins from twelve races so far.

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Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ginetta Junior Championship – Senna Proctor

Proctor is a fan of Knockhill having secured his maiden Junior podium there twelve months ago, and he excelled again this time with a second place finish and a long awaited return to the top step of the podium.

Qualifying in the top three for the first time this season set Proctor up for a great weekend, with the highlight being a superb defensive drive in race two to hold off Lewis Brown for victory, a result that puts him back into the championship lead.

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Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Renault UK Clio Cup – Ash Hand

Returning from the long eight week Clio Cup summer break, Hand picked up exactly where he left off as the driver to beat with another superb double victory at Knockhill to take the championship lead for the first time in his Clio career.

It was another perfect weekend for Hand as he topped Friday practice, secured a double pole position in qualifying and led both races from lights to flag, with seven wins in the last ten races highlighting his continued recent dominance.

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Who else impressed?

MSA Formula top two Ricky Collard and Lando Norris kept their title bids on track with a win apiece, Norris’ coming after a stunning recovery drive in race one, while Colton Herta carried his momentum over from Snetterton with another pair of podium finishes.

Ashley Sutton and Paul Rivett kept themselves in the Clio Cup title picture with double podium finishes, while Michael Meadows also featured on the podium twice as he moved up to second in the Carrera Cup GB standings.

Jamie Caroline made it six wins from seven races in the opening Ginetta Junior race, while Lewis Brown enjoyed a career best weekend with two podiums. In the GT4 Supercup meanwhile, Will Burns returned to form with a top three hat-trick as Tom Wrigley took a second consecutive reverse grid win.