SUPER SERIES SPEEDS TO SNETTERTON FOR THE SUMMER

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Time for another epic weekend of Super Series racing in Norfolk! - Photo: Jon Elsey

The second half of the 2019 BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Super Series gets underway this weekend in what is sure to be a scorching hot race meeting at Snetterton in Norfolk, where the series will race on their own once again after sharing tarmac with the MX-5 SuperCup at the previous rounds.

In North Wales, there was in effect a race within a race as the Super Series drivers competed against themselves and their points scoring brethren at the same time. Indeed, some of the fastest Series drivers were able to push themselves into the mix amongst the SuperCup mid-pack in an impressive turn of pace. On that weekend James Kell, Joe Marshall and Darren Kell were the top Series racer home in each respective race, although from those three only Darren has made the trip to Norfolk. That said, he won’t necessarily have it easy in his quest for win number two.

Regular front runners Simon Fleet and Alex Miller will be hoping to pick up their first wins of the season after scoring several podiums already this year and with just about every major name that’s featured so far this season out of the picture, they may feel that this is their best chance yet. But also on this weekend’s entry list is SuperCup regular Bradley Kent, the younger brother of TCR UK racer Lewis, who can boast a podium finish at the opening weekend at Brands Hatch to his name already. He too must feel that the opportunity of a race win or two must be strong heading to Norfolk.

Matt Pickford has continued to get stronger and stronger as each passing race meeting comes and goes and came close to a potential race win at Pembrey after chasing down Miller and team boss Brian Chandler at one stage in the second race in South Wales. Simon Orange is back for his second race weekend in a row after returning to the paddock last time out at Anglesey, while Snetterton also sees a welcome return to Patrick Collins after a long absence. George Grant is fresh from taking his first overall MX-5 victory elsewhere and will be fired up to continue that form, while Clive Powles will be hoping for a strong weekend as he continues to adapt to the Mk3 MX-5.

Also returning is Natalie Brookes after making her Mazda debut at Anglesey and she’ll be keen to make further progress after what she will describe as being thrown in at the deep end in such a competitive paddock! Along with regulars Russ Lindsay, David O’Reilly, Declan Lee and Liz Walton, it should be another intense weekend of Super Series racing, especially with no clear favourite for victory!

Scott Woodwiss

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Silverstone (International) - 5th - 6th Oct 2019

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Donington Park (GP) 17th - 18th Aug 2019

Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Brian Chandler 0
2 Joseph Marshall-Birks 0
3 James Kell 0