Donington Park hosts the climax of the Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli season this Saturday, September 28th, as the final two races see the class – and overall – champions crowned. Simon Clark currently heads the points table, 22 points clear of his closest rival, but with drivers allowed to drop their two lowest scores, it is still all to play for.
Clark has taken four wins from the twelve races to date in his County Classics Cayman S scoring 363 points and was a podium finisher at Donington Park back in April at the season-opener. His closest challenger is fellow class one racer Peter Morris who won the opening race of 2019, and the former double-champion benefits from a reduction in the minimum weight of his 997 C2S this weekend.
Third in class one is Chris Dyer, another Cayman racer, three times a winner in 2019 and certain to be in the lead battle in both the 25-minute races. Jake McAleer is fourth and started his first season in class one in style with two podiums at Donington, and the former class two champion would like nothing better than ending his season with a win.
Ross Morris has been the long-time leader in class two in his Boxster, and has been a constant scorer despite some quick rivals coming into the class this season. Morris, son of class one’s Peter, sits on 331 points with two non-finishes already so has few points to drop, with Kevin Molyneaux sixty points back in his first season with the series.
Toby Barlow and James Coleman are two Boxster racers well up in the points despite missing the start of the season, Barlow having won twice in the previous three races and Coleman having recorded four wins. Splitting them in the points is Steve Freeman, sitting fourth overall in just his second season of racing.
The Classic Restoracing Championship part of the series concluded at the previous round, but we are joined by some of those cars on Saturday, including Julian Morris and Carl Hazelton who are running their Boxsters in class two for the first time.
Qualifying is at 09.05 on Saturday morning, with the first of the two 25-minute races at 11.20, and the final race of the season at 15.35.
Pictures: Gary Hawkins