The last weekend of May sees the HITEK Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo Championship return to the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire for the third time in four years.
After last year’s invitation to compete as part of the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain’s Pirelli Competizione Weekend, which this year takes place and includes our next races in Anglesey, we return to Croft as part of the 750 Motor Club’s racing programme on their second visit to the 2.127 mile circuit in 2022.
Leading the championship after an excellent drive at Silverstone is former champion Andrew Bourke in his Bianco Motorsports prepared 156 Twin Spark from four time champion Tom Hill in his 3.2 litre V6 GT, with Modified class leader Scott Austin third in his powerful 156 turbo. Only 1 point adrift of the top three is 2015 Champion Graham Seager in his 147GTA with Jon Billingsley a further point adrift in his 156 Twin Spark. With only 6 points covering the top five places there is strong competition across all three classes.
Joining Andrew and Jon in their class will be last year’s Twin Spark champion Richard Ford and former class champion James Ford in their familiar 156s, Richard hoping to put his mechanical woes from Silverstone behind him and pick up his first points of 2022. Toby Broome and Robin Hall also return after strong performances last time out in what was a return to Alfa racing for Toby in the Bianco 156 after a number of years out and a first outing for Robin in his 156, completing a competitive class line-up.
In what is showing strong signs of being a similarly competitive new for 2022 V6 class, Tom and Graham in their Revs Italia supported cars are joined by regular competitor Andy Inman in his Revs Italia supported 156 GTA, Dave Messenger in his Darnells supported 156 GTA and the ever-improving Gabrielle Iaccarino, making strong progress in his 3.2 GT in this his second season of racing in the Alfa championship.
The driver line up is completed by Andy Page, hoping to challenge for a podium spot in his well turned out modified Giulietta 116, a rare car that is great to see lining up on the grid once again this year.
Thanks go to the 750 Motor Club and to all our sponsors this year: Hitek Electronic Materials Ltd, Yokohama tyres, Black n Rounds, Axis Shift and the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. Their support of the championship is much appreciated and valued.