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Porsche Points to Prove Crucial Mid-Season !

The two Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli races at Snetterton this coming Saturday, June 30th, are the mid-point of the competitive series and could prove crucial in the championship battle. A non-finish in the second race at Silverstone last time out saw class one’s Mark Sumpter lose the championship lead to Boxster racer Jonathan Evans in class two, and with Evans yet to be beaten in class this season, it will not be an easy job wresting back the points lead.
 
Sumpter had been a constant front-runner heading into Silverstone in his 996 C2, having taken three wins out of the first four races, his most consistent class rival series newcomer Simon Clark in his Cayman S. Sumpter had to settle for third in the opening race at Silverstone which was won by the similar 996 of reigning champion Mark McAleer, and one of the points of interest today will be whether the Snetterton 300 circuit will suit the Caymans and see the first outright win for the model.
 
The 997 C2S version of the 911 is new to the championship for 2018, and former champion Pete Morris took the first win for the type at Silverstone. Class one has competitive quality in depth, but watch for Craig Wilkins, already a race winner this season, Mike Price in his 997, and the rapid Caymans of Chris Dyer and James Birch.
 
Evans has proved quick and reliable in class two with six wins but the racing behind has been fierce. Trevor Lewis is currently second in the points, a clutch of Boxsters usually fighting over the podium places in each race.
 
Paul Seagrave has been consistent, and Andrew Muggeridge has proved quick after early reliability issues and took two second places at Silverstone. Ed Grimshaw and Steve Freeman both made their race debuts with the series this year and are currently locked together on the championship points, their ‘battle of the rookies’ for class honours could be entertaining.
 
Qualifying on Saturday morning is at 9.00, with the two 25-minute races at 12.25 and 16.30.