This Sunday 25th September sees the Milltek Sport Civic Cup head to Brands Hatch for the second time this season.
Initially visiting the circuit in June for rounds four, five and six, the championship for Honda Civic Type Rs manufactured between 2001 and 2011 now returns for rounds 13 and 14 and the penultimate meeting in this year’s 16-round calendar, which forms part of the extremely popular Go Japan! show, an event that celebrates Japanese automotive culture.
With competitors unable to drop scores from the final two rounds, this weekend’s two 15-minute races are likely to have a significant effect on the outcome, as drivers battle to put themselves in a strong position before the season finale at Snetterton on 23rd October.
Having claimed four wins so far – more than any other driver – 2021 Champion Alistair Camp currently tops the tables and, having scored two of his victories at Brands Hatch in June, will be the driver to beat on Sunday.
His Area Motorsport teammate and main rival is Matt Luff, who having won round eight at Oulton Park in July, lies second in the championship just seven points behind and eager not to finish runner up in the drivers’ standings for the second year running.
After winning the first round at Cadwell Park at the beginning of May and then taking victory again in round 11 at Donington at the end of August, an on-form Dan Thackeray is making rapid progress up the charts, the Motion Motorsport driver poised to make inroads on the leading pair.
The second most successful driver in terms of wins this season is fourth-placed Morgan Baily (MJB Motorsport), having taken victories in round three at Cadwell Park, round five – significantly at Brands Hatch – and round 12 last time out at Donington.
Another driver showing great pace in the past few races is Will Redford (Pro Alloys Racing), his three podium finishes placing him fifth and suggesting he’s close to taking a win should the opportunity present itself.
Others who have proved they can run at the front of the field and therefore, are likely to be in the mix this weekend, are sixth-placed Jack Harding in a car prepared by his own team and seventh-placed Harvey Caton (JWB Motorsport).
In the Production Class for cars with fewer modifications, Alfie Jeakins has been the driver to beat having scored eight victories from 12 races – two of them at the Brands Hatch triple-header in June.
With three wins under his belt, including the third race at Brands Hatch, Jeakins Race Preparation teammate Loui Hounsell holds second, with Mark Hughes (Kinetic Motorsport) third after recording a string of podium finishes this year.
Sunday’s action around the 1.208-mile Indy configuration of Brands Hatch circuit gets underway with a 15-minute Free Practice session at 10.00 followed by a 15-minutes of Qualifying at 12.45. The two 15-minute races get the green light at 14.40 and 17.55.
Qualifying and both races can be watched live on the following platforms:
The Milltek Sport Civic Cup is supported by Milltek Sport, Goodyear, Maximum Networks, Liqui Moly, MaxiCloud Hosted Telephony, Co-ordSport, Berkshire Turbo, Joyce Design, Steel Seal, PRS braking systems and Maximum Performance. The Championship is administered by Club Time Attack.