SUPER SERIES LINKS UP WITH SUPERCUP AGAIN AT DONINGTON PARK

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Simon Fleet and Matt Pickford could take Super Series honours this weekend - Photo: Jon Elsey

There’s only two weekends left in the 2019 season for the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Super Series with the possibility of at least one new winner on the cards this weekend at Donington Park. With Jo Marshall deciding to run as a SuperCup driver this weekend given his pace the last time Super Series drivers ran in the same races, Bradley Kent also doing the same, James Kell not present and others like Brian Chandler not entering either, it gives a chance for someone else to add to the tally of winners in 2019.

The most likely candidates from this weekend’s entry list are Simon Fleet, Matt Pickford and Alex Miller. Simon has usually been a driver that has stuck around the top 5 of most races in the Super Series this season with a trio of podiums at Brands Hatch as one of his best weekends to date, but at the same time he’s also had his fair share of bad luck. Just don’t remind him of Pembrey where he failed to finish all three races due to incidents or mechanical problems. At that Pembrey weekend, both Miller and Pickford were able to find another gear and take the fight to Brian Chandler, and despite the BC Cars Motorsport boss winning all three races, it may have been a different story had either Miller or Pickford managed to overhaul him at any stage.

Pickford arguably looks the stronger of the three having recently taken his first outright pole position at Snetterton at the end of June. Matt’s progression has been impressive to watch this season and it would be a popular win if he were to find himself as top Super Series driver at least once across the three races on Sunday.

Clive Powles could certainly be added into the mix too having shown flashes of pace at times on the weekends he’s lined up on the grid, and he’s never one to count out on any given occasion either if the car comes together for him. Declan Lee is a young charge that’s had a rather rocky first season of circuit racing out of karting, and bad luck has dogged him most of the way. However, his fortunes appear to be taking a turn for the better in recent times, so maybe Donington could be a useful turning point for the youngster.

Liz Walton is the only other regular driver on the grid this weekend as she continues to gain speed at her own steady pace. The rest of the field is made up of returnees and one or two newcomers to the paddock, with veteran Jim Hart, Simon Hutchings and David O’Reilly all on the entry list. Christina Holley is back for more after her first Mk3 meeting last time at Oulton Park, while Adam Rowlandson chooses Donington to make his Mazda MX-5 racing debut.

Scott Woodwiss

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Current Standings

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