The HITEK Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo Championship returns to Oulton Park to contest the final rounds of an exciting season that has seen strong competition across the classes. Racing returns to the familiar 2.69 mile International Circuit again this year in this popular and picturesque Cheshire setting.
Leading the championship by 16 points is Twin Spark Cup driver Andrew Bourke in his Bianco Motorsports 156 from V6 class leader Tom Hill in his 3.2 GT. Tom needs just a couple of points to secure the inaugural V6 class championship but his mechanical woes at Cadwell last time out mean that he has to hope that Andrew slips up and that he scores well to have any chance of taking the title. There are still a number of drivers separated by 20 points who could take the overall third place with TS driver Jon Billingsley and V6 driver Graham Seager looking favourites, nearly 40 points adrift of second placed Tom Hill but just five points separating the pair going into the penultimate race. Toby Broome (Twin Spark) and Gabs Iaccarino (V6) will be looking for strong individual performances and waiting in the wings to benefit from any slip ups. Sadly Modified class leader and class winner-designate Scott Austin will not be able to add to his points tally due to clutch and gearbox problems that he has not been able to rectify in time.
Andy Page in the Modified class Giulietta 116 will secure second unless George Osborne puts in a late entry, but both face strong competition in the class this weekend. 2021 champion Barry McMahon makes his first appearance of the year in his championship winning 156 turbo, after previously appearing at Brands Hatch in his Giulietta. Mervyn Miller makes his first outing of the year in his 156 as does Paul Plant in the Giulietta whilst we welcome Mike Hilton who has acquired the ex Riccardo Losselli Alfa 4C, completing an exciting and varied line-up!
The usual protagonists are all present to contest the V6 class at the climax of its inaugural season. Whilst the first three places are already decided, the order is still dependent on the outcome of the final two races. Leader Tom Hill in his Revs Italia GT can mathematically be overhauled by Graham Seager’s Revs Italia 147 GTA, whilst Gabs Iaccarino has to overturn a fifteen points deficit if he is to emerge as class runner-up. Joining the party and looking to contest the podium slots are Dave Messenger in his familiar Darnells Engineering 156GTA and seasoned campaigner Andy Inman in the third Revs Italia car, this time a 156 GTA.
Overall leader Andrew Bourke has already secured the Twin Spark Cup title but three drivers are in positions of challenging for the remaining podium slots, with Jon Billingsley in his Bianco Motorsports supported 147, Toby Broome in his ex Tom Herbert 156 and James Ford in his 156 separated by 19 points going into rounds 11 and 12, Completing a strong class entry are the ever improving Robin Hall in his 156, Giles Billingsley in his 156, Adrian Norman in his 147 and 2021 class champion Richard Ford in his 156. Thanks once again go to the sponsors, HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd, Black’n’Rounds, Yokohama, Axis Shift and the Alfa Romeo Owners Club for their valued support and to the 750 Motor Club for their valued support and assistance.