The HITEK Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo Championship is returning to the picturesque Lincolnshire circuit on 8 and 9 July, for drivers to take on the challenging twists, turns and gradients of Cadwell Park, known as the mini Nurburgring, as they contest rounds 5 and 6 of the 2023 championship.

Joint leaders after the first four rounds are James Ford in his 156 Twin Spark and 4 times champion Tom Hill in his Revs Italia 3.2 GT. Both drivers will be hoping for a strong showing in their respective classes as they aim to consolidate their early championship performances. They are closely followed by Jamie Thwaites in third place who will once again be challenging for overall honours in the TCR Giulietta, fourth placed driver and 2021 champion Barry McMahon is unable to make the meeting whilst fifth placed driver Toby Broome will once again be in his Bianco Motorsports 156 TS.

A strong field of Modified class entries will be lining up alongside Jamie’s Giulietta on the front section of the grid. Third placed drivers Mark Skeggs and Scott Austin have quite a few points to make up on the class leader but, in the absence of Barry, will be hoping to reinforce their claims for a class podium come the end of the season. Mark will once again be in the GTV whilst Scott is in his powerful 156 turbo. Riccardo Losselli will be in the Alfa Workshop Mito with Mike Hilton in his striking Alfa 4C. Andy Page in the classic 116 Giulietta is hoping to have got on top of the overheating problems that have caused problems at the last 2 meetings. Completing a strong class entry and sure to be in the running for overall honours is Ian Stapleton in the very distinctive and rapid GTV6.

The sole Power Trophy representative will be Stacey Dennis, enjoying her third outing of the season and leading the class after the first four rounds, but this time driving the new Bianco Motorsports supported Giulietta 1.4.

Joining inaugural V6 class champion Tom Hill and making a welcome return to the championship will be experienced racer Paul Webster in his recently acquired 156 GTA previously raced by Andy Inman over the past few seasons.

In the Twin Spark Cup, former class champions James and Richard Ford will be in their usual 156s and will be joined by second in class Toby Broome in his Bianco Motorsports supported 156 and Adrian Norman in his 147 TS.

Thanks again go to headline sponsor HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd, Yokohama, Axis Shift. the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and the 750 Motor Club for their continuing and valued support.

Keith Ford