Birmingham, United Kingdom, 10/18/2022 / SubmitMyPR /
After 13 rounds, that has produced ten different winners and an ultra-tight season touring car racingit comes down to the final two races at Snetterton on Sunday 23 October to decide who will be crowned the 2022 TCR UK Champion.
With a maximum of 88 points up for grabs: six from qualifying, 40 wins and one for fastest lap in each race, seven drivers head into the weekend who are mathematically capable of claiming the title.
The live links to Sunday’s touring car action will be available on TCR UK website.
By August’s two rounds at Donington Park – which has hosted the final of TCR UK for the past four seasons – riders were able to drop their two lowest scores. However, the regulations dictate that the option to drop laps does not apply at the final meeting, meaning there will be a direct shoot-out for the title on Sunday.
And it couldn’t be closer, as Chris Smiley (Restart Racing Honda Civic Type R FK7) and Isaac Smith (Race Car Consultants Volkswagen Golf GTi) jointly lead the championship standings with 315 points. Among them, only Smiley – who has just been nominated to represent Britain in the touring car category at this month’s FIA Motorsport Games – has claimed a race win, an accolade he received in the opening round at Oulton Park in April, while Smith was the points tally was achieved through a consistent string of podium finishes.
Third in the title hunt, twenty-six points down on the top duo, is Adam Shepherd (Area Motorsport Hyundai i30). After enduring a challenging first half of the season, Shepherd then found his form and clinched a long overdue win at Donington Park on August Bank Holiday Monday.
Fourth, just four points behind, is last year’s TCR UK runner-up Bruce Winfield (Area Motorsport CUPRA). Winfield was another one who took the time to get up to speed in a car new to him and scored his first and only win…