A packed grid of Mk3s raced at Rockingham. Photo: Jon Elsey

After the short triangle of Silverstone National for round one of the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup, the welcome sight of more than three corners greeted the drivers arriving at Rockingham for the second race weekend of the championship, races three & four of the season.

This was a big weekend for the SuperCup in many ways; first being one of the support races to the prestigious British GT championship, second the live TV coverage as part of their package and third a full entry of thirty-four drivers! So full in fact that MX-5 veteran Tom Roche was unable to squeeze onto the grid and instead was left as reserve.

The welcome return of former SuperCup race winner Paul O’Neill to the championship in a freshly built Paul Sheard Autos car was sure to spice up the racing at the head of the field. This season Paul is competing in as many rounds as possible which do not clash with his ITV BTCC commitments. It was also great to have Mission Motorsport driver George Grant joining the BRSCC championship for the first time.

With no practice session this round, those who had the opportunity to test would have a head start as the drivers headed straight for qualifying in ideal cool but dry conditions late on Saturday afternoon.

You can read a full report on the qualifying session and two races at Rockingham Report


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