Tim Docker takes the Class 4 Championship in Britcar with two races to go.
Maximum Motorsport driver, Tim Docker achieves the class 4 championship in Britcar this season, with one round left to go. Tim also has a chance to take the overall championship title as he’s sitting just 27 points below current leaders, Paul Bailey and Andy Schulz.
“It was a cold, wet do for the penultimate Britcar meeting of the season at Oulton Park with testing on Friday 25th and the main event on Saturday 26th October. I hate to think of what the cumulative damage bill for the two days might be, which started with a Clio upside down in the wall at Old Hall mid-morning on Friday. Friday was a bad day for us as well. Drive shaft snapped in session one and a heavy impact with the pit lane wall on the cool down lap after session two; something broke, the car turned right and hit the wall hard front left and then rear left, spinning back across the circuit and coming to rest short of the barrier outside Old Hall. Testing over for us, leaving the guys to make a great job of repairing the car for race day.
Warm up was at 8.30 on Saturday morning; horrendously wet, standing water and very dangerous, whilst the car felt good so job done. Conditions were still fairly appalling for qualifying at 10.40 whilst we managed second in class to a very quick Max Coates, benefitting from plenty of talent as well as the ABS and traction control of the endurance spec Guy Colglough/DAT Racing Seat Cupra TCR. Conditions were improved for Race 1 whilst we performed poorly with a first lap pit stop with condensation issues, a drive through penalty for a start infringement and an unforced error resulting in a spin; we still managed 8th overall and 3rd in class with a number of casualties adding further to the weekend’s repair bills. Max and Guy were 1st in Class followed by our rivals for the Class 4 Championship, Paul Calledine and Graham Roberts, keeping their championship hopes just about alive in 2nd .
Race 2 – a finish is enough to secure the Class 4 Championship. We performed meticulously as a team and, despite being seriously held up by Guy Colclough’s persistent defending in the first half of the race, produced consistency in improving conditions which secured us 2nd in Class and the Class 4 Championship; our pre-season objective achieved.
The bonus would be the overall Championship and, with 2 races to go at Brands Indy on 9th and 10th November we’re running 2nd, 27 points off Paul Bailey and Andy Schulz in 1st and 13 points clear of Mark Cunningham and Peter Cunningham in 2nd. We’re guaranteed an overall Championship podium and will be the top scoring single driver team overall in any event. It’s all to play for, for the top 3 Championship places, at Brands.”
Team Principle, Stewart Lines added:
“When I met Tim Docker at a track day event three years ago he had never driven a race car. Today he proved a few people wrong. This championship win was achieved by a lot of hard work and team input. We look forward to the overall championship final at Brands Hatch next month.“
The final two races will be held at Brands Hatch on the 9-10th November for the ‘into the night’ races.