BRSCC’S BELGIAN EUROFEST
Circuit Zolder is the venue for this year's BRSCC's European weekend. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com
Circuit Zolder is set for a busy weekend as the BRSCC EuroFest comes to the Belgian track with 17 races packed into the two-day meeting, at which temperatures are set to sizzle!
The schedule is dominated by Caterham with four of their championship all having double-headers on the 3.976 kilometre circuit. The Avon Tyres Caterham Roadsports will be the first race away after tomorrow’s lunch-break. Will Smith and Jack Sales were both race winners last time out at Donington, but it is Chris Hutchinson who heads the points table ahead of Smith with Dan Gore in third and Sales fourth. All four drivers have made the trip across the channel so there will be a close fight for the points.
The Caterham Tracksports are next out and the season is shaping up as a battle between the reigning Roadsport champion Stephen Nuttall and Pete Fortune, who won both Donington rounds to draw level with his adversary at the top of the points table. However, Andres Sinclair cannot be dismissed as a challenger just yet as the consistency of the young Spaniard has moved him into within striking distance of the lead pair.
The Toyo Tires Porsche Championship is the first ‘non-Caterham’ series to hit the track and Class A leader Jonathan Greensmith hasn’t made the trip so his closest rival Ed Hayes will be looking to take maximum advantage in his ‘full fat’ Boxster. Respective Class B and C leaders, Jayson Flegg and Simon Hawksley, are both in Belgium to try and increase their points lead.
Danny Winstanley current tops the BookaTrack.com Caterham Superlight R300 Championship standings but Aaron Head and 2012 Supersport champion David Robinson shared the spoils at Donington with them each taking a win and a second place. With Jason Redding showing well and the likes of Terry Langley and Lee Wiggins yet to produce their best form, the R300 battle will be fiercely competitive.
Of all the championships on duty at Zolder, the Reeltech Irish Global Lights have travelled the furthest, having crossed both the Irish Sea and the Channel. Throughout the grid the competition is intense with Peter Drennan, Ivor Miller, Alan Byrne, John Conway, John Murphy, Derek Behan and Paul Fitzpatrick always ready compete at the sharp end.
James Robinson, Jon Mortimer and Steve Day were the Caterham Supersport race winners at Donington last month with three races required to accommodate all the entrants. The trio consequently feature in the top four in the points table with Adam White completing the quartet. It’s another great Supersport entry at Zolder and the double-header will undoubtedly feature some very close racing.
For the Zolder rounds, the Mighty Minis and their slightly more powerful twin, the Super Mighty Minis, will join forces on the same grid. New boy Paul Rhodes leads the way in the junior category from the experienced Ian Slark with Charlie Budd in close attendance. The top three have created a small gap from the rest of the field and the trio will all travel to Zolder confident of returning as championship leader. Elliott Stafford is the man leading the Supers charge and he hasn’t finished off the podium in the four rounds to date. Current Supers champion Jamie White can’t afford to let Stafford take all the glory in Belgium if he is to retain his title.
For the timetable, Final Instructions and entry lists visit ZOLDER EUROFEST