Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup News


The Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup will be boosted by a new wave of drivers to join the grid at Rockingham in Northampton on Sunday 28 September.

Making his debut after winning the X-Factor of motorsport, the Dunlop RaceAcademy, Roscoe Howells will be driving the Dunlop Seat Leon FR in Class Bof the Sport Maxx Cup.

Challenging the rookie will be Jonathan Crouch from Car & Driving News Agency in Simon Shaw's 2007 class winning Clio racing in Class B.

However, Jonathan will have a tough contest, starting last as he will have to miss qualifying on Saturday due to other commitments.

Defending his tracks is the Class B leader, Leyton Clarke, driving the Vauxhall Corsa and just three points ahead of Quentin Laithwaite in the Renault Clio; Clarke will need to win his race to secure both Class and the Championship titles.

In addition, Jamie Corstorphine from Autocar Magazine and ex GT race winner Gavan Kershaw will be driving the EEMS Honda Civic in Class C - the first hybrid race car in UK Motorsport history. And finally, taking on the hybrid power of the Honda Civic in Class C will be Keith Wood,  Editor for Track and Race Cars, driving a Fiat Punto HGT; similar to the car he drove to victory in the Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup in 2007.

So, as far the Drivers' title is concerned, only one can reign supreme and at this weekend's Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup grand final, it will be down to either championship front-runners, Leyton Clarke (Class B) and MartinWallbank (Class A), both on 121 points. 

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