No less than four rounds of the Milltek Sport Civic Cup will take place this weekend, when the championship heads to Snetterton for round 11 on Saturday and rounds 14, 15 and 16 on Sunday.
Initially, three rounds were planned over the two days in Norfolk, but when time ran out to hold round 11 at Donington Park at the end of August, the missed race was rescheduled for the final meeting of the season comprising the same drivers in the same qualifying positions established following round 10.
Whilst it’s too early to work on the permutations, with four rounds and a total of 104 points up for grabs at Snetterton (25 for a win and one for setting the fastest lap), the chase for the title is wide open, with five drivers in with a chance in the Cup Class and six in the Production Class.
But there’s a twist… Regulations state that competitors have to drop their three lowest scoring rounds but cannot drop any scores from the final three races. Therefore, any mistakes or DNFs on Sunday will have a drastic effect on the outcome.
Following an impressive five victories this season, Alistair Camp leads the Cup Class charge ahead of Matt Luff who’s one win and consistent podium finishes sees him in second place, whilst Jamie Tonk’s similar performance puts him in third. Dave Buky and Philip Wright are also in the frame and whilst wins have eluded them so far, their pace has shown that it wouldn’t take much for the tables to turn in their favour.
In the Production Cup for cars with fewer modifications, the battle for supremacy has been equally as fierce. Current leader Alfie Threlfall scored a hattrick of victories at Brands Hatch in June, results that put him well and truly in contention for the class title.
But a robust response from Mervyn Beckett, who has also scored five wins this season – two of them last time out at Brands Hatch four weeks ago – the fight is destined to go to the wire. Alfie’s brother Harry lies third with Matthew Stenning following closely in fourth. Other championship aspirants Mark Hughes and Simon Welch are fifth and sixth respectively.
A total of 25 cars will take part this weekend, with round 11 and the first of the four races scheduled for 17.30 on Saturday. Sunday’s programme sees round 14 get the green light at 10.00, followed by round 15 at 14.35 and the 16th and final round at 17.05.
Live streaming coverage of Sunday’s races can be found on Facebook @CivicCupOfficial and the Championship’s YouTube channel.