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Murrells back in contention as Ginetta Challenge heads to Snetterton

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Two wins last time out at Silverstone has launched George Murrells right back into the mix for the Ginetta Challenge title as the series heads to Snetterton. With only four races left after Snetterton's triple header, the meeting looks to be vital in deciding the destination of the 2010 crown.

At the top of the standings remains Andy Richardson, after securing three wins at Pembrey in May, but Murrells is now hot on his heels. Murrell's double at Silverstone, added to his win at Oulton Park earlier in the season, sees him just eight points adrift at the top of the standings.

The Snetterton meeting will see three races over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend, the third a re-run of the second Oulton Park round that was postponed earlier in the season. The race had to be re-flagged early on, after oil on track saw multiple cars crashing, including race leader at the time Murrells. Therefore the re-run gives Murrells the perfect second chance to take the win he lost.

Its not only Murrells who is a threat at the top of the standings, with Sean Huyton only 13 points further back. The Rockingham race winner has been a regular on the podium all season and a good weekend at Snetterton could see him leap right into contention.

The inclusion of the new G40 model, alongside the existing G20 model, has added a new dimension to the series this year. Despite it being heavier than its predecessor, the G40 has proven successful, with Dominic Pettit taking the models first win at Rockingham in July on his way to fourth in the standings. After being forced to switch to a G20 for Silverstone, Pettit will be hoping for a competitive weekend back in his G40 at Snetterton.

As well as the top four, others to look out for at Snetterton include Stuart Pearson, a double podium finisher and Matt Harris, an ever improving driver looking to improve on his highest finish of fourth this season. The trio of Matt Flowers, Tom Mallett and Mark Wania has also impressed this year and will be looking to compete at the sharp end at Snetterton.

With Snetterton's long straights promoting slipstreaming and overtaking, the circuit always produces great races, with fans hoping this weekend will be no exception. Qualifying and the re-run of the Oulton Park race will take place on Sunday 29th August, with two more races on Monday 30th.

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