Matt Greenwood needs to secure a double podium in the final two races at the season finale at Brands Hatch to guarantee the Britcar title and become the youngest-ever champion, after navigating appalling conditions to secure a win and runners-up spot at Silverstone.
There are lots of permutations that could prevent Matt from winning the championship, if he fails to achieve the results needed over the weekend of Saturday 17thand Sunday 18thNovember, but, encouragingly, the Yorkshire driver has achieved podiums in every race so far this season.
At Silverstone, he and Tockwith Motorsports team-mate, Sarah Moore, mastered the wet track, keeping the car on the circuit when rivals that needed to push in an attempt to pass the Whitworth-sponsored Ginetta G50 in the standings failed to do so.
In race one, the pair refused to take risks and tried to stay out of trouble, and it was a strategy that paid off with a second-place finish in class. Such was the faith Matt and Sarah had in the car, they also earned points for the fastest lap.
Moving into race two, a shortened endurance race due to the inclement conditions, Matt and Sarah displayed some magnificent race-craft, pumping in some excellent laps, while the Ginetta G50 showed its capabilities in the rain also.
The pair took the chequered flag as class winners and recorded another fastest lap to extend their lead at the top of the championship – with only two races to go in the final round, night races at Brands Hatch.
Understandably, Matt was jubilant on the podium: “What a brilliant weekend! It was tough but it was also very enjoyable – I love racing in the wet! As always, the Tockwith team did a fantastic job in setting up the car – it was faultless and a pleasure to drive all weekend.
“Knowing that I leave Silverstone, a legendary circuit, with the championship lead extended is a great feeling; however, my focus has already turned straight to Brands Hatch so I am as well-prepared as I can be to try and claim the championship title. Nothing is guaranteed, but the championship is very much in our hands.”
So, two class podium stands in the way of Matt becoming the youngest Britcar champion in history, and after securing podiums in each race so far this season, who would bet against him?back to news