The Hitek Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo Championship makes its return to Oulton Park at a much earlier stage of the season than is customary to contest Rounds 3 and 4 of this year’s championship. Racing is once again on the familiar but challenging 2.69 mile International Circuit at this popular and picturesque Cheshire setting.

Leading the championship by a slender one point margin after rounds 1 and 2 at Silverstone is James Ford in his 156 Twin Spark, with Jamie Thwaites in the Modified class TCR Giulietta and former champion Tom Hill in the V6 class 3.2 GT in joint second.

Jamie will be hoping to repeat his success last time out against what is once again a very strong field of Modified class entries. 2021 champion Barry McMahon returns in his championship winning 156 Turbo after a scrutineering issue at Silverstone resulted in him completing the opening two races in his Giulietta. He is nevertheless joint second in class with Alfa championship newcomer Mark Skeggs in the GTV, with whom he had two tremendous races around the National circuit. Riccardo Losselli returns in the Alfa Workshop Mito and Scott Austin in his 156 Turbo, both capable of challenging at the front for an overall victory. Completing an excellent field of Modified cars is the 4C of Mike Hilton, out for the first time since Oulton Park at the end of last season and another strong candidate for overall honours.

Power Trophy class leader Stacey Dennis is this time in the Bianco Motorsports Giulietta instead of the 156, and is joined by the Fiat Punto Abarths of Chris and Simon McFie who are making a welcome return to the paddock after a couple of years out.

V6 class leader Tom Hill in the Revs Italia GT is joined by regular competitor Dave Messenger in the Darnells Engineering 156 3.2GTA and Gabriele Iaccarino in his 3.2 GT.

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In the Twin Spark class, James Ford’s 156 is joined by the Bianco Motorsports 156 of Toby Broome that lies in second place in class after two closely contested races last time. 2021 class champion Richard Ford is in his 156, Adrian Norman in his 147 and, making his first appearance in the Alfa championship, we give a warm welcome to Edward Robinson driving a 156.

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