After four races of the 2022 Kumho BMWRDC Championship, variety seems to be the order of the day in the results to date, with Class A wins shared between James Card (20), Brad Sheehan and Russell Dack. A sparse Class B has seen Chris Walton take a win with Ronan Bradley taking a brace at Silverstone. Honours are even in Class C, with Jas Sapra and reigning champion Kevin Denwood taking two wins apiece. James Ford leads Class D with three wins, and Mike Pensavalle preventing the clean sweep to date. A dominant Zac Blackwell has meanwhile taken four wins out of 4 in the Mini Class.
The full Snetterton 300 circuit should present a challenge to the competitors at the weekend with a mix of different corners and some long straights to enable the faster cars to stretch their legs (is it possible to stretch the legs of a BMW?). Hopefully, the issue surrounding some drivers being unable to get their cars booked onto the rolling road will have been resolved, and a clearer championship table will be available after races 5 and 6 of the championship.
With a number of mechanical issues at Brands Hatch, many competitors will be hoping for a weekend of reliability and good points haul. Drivers to look out for in Class A include Brad Sheehan in the lurid “Days of Thunder” No 28 car, local driver Bryan Bransom in the orange No 26 car and James Card in Car 32. Class B is likely to be a tussle between Ronan Bradley in Car 78 and Chris Walton in Car 74. Class C on current form looks to be Jas Sapra in Car 40 against Kevin Denwood in Car 7 with Trevor Ford, Nigel Williams and Peter Miller trying to cause an upset. Look out for James Ford in Car 69 in Class D and Michael Pensavalle in his immaculate cream 318 BMW while a whole gaggle of Mini’s are vying for points in their own battle for points.