The HITEK Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo Championship is returning for the first time since 2019 to contest rounds 9 and 10 on the challenging twists, turns and gradients of the Cadwell Park circuit, known as the mini Nurburgring and tucked away in the heart of the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds.
The championship leader and four time champion Tom Hill in his Revs Italia GT takes a slender 3 point lead with him to Cadwell from Twin Spark cup leader and former champion Andrew Bourke in his Bianco Motorsports 156. With only Oulton Park still to come, it looks like being a tight and intriguing multi class battle all the way to the finishing post. Almost 50 points adrift in equal third place are Twin Spark drivers Jon Billingsley and James Ford who are only a few points clear of Modified class leader Scott Austin and V6 class runner Graham Seager, with V6 runner Gabriele Iaccarino and Twin Spark driver Toby Broome close behind and making it a six car battle for the final podium position.
In the Modified class, Scott Austin in his 156 turbo is looking to add to his tally of overall wins this season and is joined once again in the class by season regular Andy Page in the 116 Giulietta.
In the V6 class, Tom Hill will have familiar opposition in Graham Seager and Gabs Iaccarino, both keen to improve their chances in the race for the championship podium as well as giving Tom strong competition in this inaugural season of the V6 class. The V6 cars have been consistently challenging for overall honours this year and Paul Webster’s class lap record of 1:45.099 on the 2.19 mile circuit, set when the V6 cars raced in the power trophy, could well be under threat if conditions remain favourable.
As is often the case, the strongest entry is in the popular and competitive twin spark cup class, where Andrew Bourke has a healthy lead over joint second placed pairing Jon Billingsley and James Ford who will both be looking to consolidate second and close the gap to Andrew to take the class title to the final races. Toby Broome is in the ex Tom Herbert 156, Andy Winterton in the ex Dave Messenger 156, and Jon Tortolani in the ex Luther Blissett 156. Adrian Norman is back for his second outing in the 147 following a number of years racing in the Mini challenge and Robin Hall returns to the fray after missing the last outing at Brands Hatch. Last year’s twin spark champion Richard Ford has had a few problems this year, but is hopeful of completing his 156 engine rebuild in time to join the weekend’s action at his local circuit.
A two-minute silence will be observed at 1:30pm on Saturday AND Sunday. Those in the paddock are requested to switch off all engines and generators, and encouraged to line the sides of the central tarmac access road if possible.
Thanks again go to headline sponsor HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd, Yokohama, Black’n’Rounds, Axis Shift. the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the 750 Motor Club for their continuing and valued support.