Snetterton geared-up for Formula Renault championship

The Formula Renault BARC Championship is the premier single-seater club championship and is the headline series for the Easter offering at Snetterton this weekend.

This year Chris Middlehurst, son of Andy who was a rapid racer in his day, hopes to be able to follow in his father footsteps while Sean Walkinshaw is in a similar position.

Meanwhile Jake Dalton, Seb Morris and James Fletcher will also be hoping to make their mark in the trio of races on the 200 circuit which opens their series.

Stuart Kestenbaum has ruled the URS Formula Ford 1600 series but may find Steve Pearce will push him hard this weekend. Attleborough racer Alan Fincham has been making steady progress with a podium result on his home track a realistic target.

Kings Lynn's Chris Levy will have the support of the local enthusiasts in the URS Formula Ford 2000 races but current champion Ian Pearson will be the man to beat. The Kumho BMW Championship always produces exciting racing with champion Garrie Whittaker determined to defend his title from the likes of Stephen Pearson and James Card.

If Joss Ronshetti's mighty Vauxhall Monaro V8 proves reliable then he should win the Classic Thunder encounters while Attleborough's Nigel England returns to the series looking for success in Class 3.

A trio of Rover SD1's contest the Classic Group 1 race while in the Pre 93 Touring Car field David Howard's Jaguar XJ12 will be chased by BMW M3's, Ford Sierra Cosworth's and a lone Mitsubishi Starion.

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An intriguing battle will take place in the Historic Touring Car races between the Lotus Cortina's and the Mini Cooper's with the former quicker on the straights while the Mini's will have the advantage in the corners.

A mixture of MG's plus races for Alfa Romeo's and Porsche GT3's will complete the programme of 18 races which starts at Noon on Saturday and resume at 11.35am on Sunday.

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