Local racers aiming to put on show at Snetterton

Carl Breeze and Matt Allison have desires on racing in the British Touring Car Championship in the near future and both head to Snetterton determined to continue their good form in an effort to make their dreams come true.

Breeze took the lead in the Ginetta Supercup at the last round and having won five of the last six races for the Leeds built sports car at his home circuit starts at a firm favourite to return to King's Lynn with an enlarged advantage.

After a slow start to the season Breeze has steadily been picking up points but with dropped scores counting this year his challengers, Tom Sharpe and Adam Morgan, are snapping at the Bluechip supported driver's heels.

With Nathan Freeke also in the mix for race wins a lot rests on the local driver's shoulders as he aims to win the prize for the champion of a BTCC ride for next year.

Allison has raced successfully in the BTCC in the past but an enforced lay-off due to losing his support has seen the Norwich racer return to the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup to rebuild his sponsorship portfolio.


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The cut and thrust of Clio racing is legendary and Allison has at times been in the thick of it, to his cost.

However everything clicked at the last round held at Croft where the local racer proved unbeatable and he returned home a double winner.

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On his local track Allison's confidence will be high and he could be difficult to beat.

Porlingland's Josh Files has made the transition to the big league this year and has not disgraced himself, with his best results being eighth at both Donington Park and Thruxton.

Racing at his local track will either inspire him or the additional pressure of racing in front of his home supporters could see him falter. Either way he will be one to watch.

Likewise Nicolas Hamilton, brother of former Formula One World Champion Lewis, will be attracting a lot of interest and is improving with each meeting and could make the top ten for the second time this season.

Seb Morris is dominating the Ginetta Junior Championship this year but the fight for the vice champions' position is feisty, with George Gamble narrowly holding the position.

Gamble leads the Besthorpe-based TJ Motorsport team and would enjoy winning his third race of the season on his team's local circuit.

Team-mate Sennan Fielding has yet to make the podium but has the speed and skill to put that right this weekend.

Toftwood teenager Tom Howard has yet to stand atop of the podium this year but on his local circuit he could put that right and also improve upon his fifth place in the series.

James Sutton currently holds a slender seven point advantage over Stephen Jelley with the consistent Michael Meadows a further four points adrift in the Porsche Carrera Cup series, which will provide spectacularly racing.

In the Formula Renault contest Alex Lynn holds the reigns and with eight wins from the previous ten races should be well on his way to securing the title. Josh Hill, son of Damon Hill the former Formula One World Champion, shone during last year's winter series at Snetterton and could be a podium threat.

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