A sprint for glory at brands hatch.
The battle at Brands Hatch saw dramatic spills, incredible displays of skill and fierce fights to the flag, as the drivers took to the iconic venue’s Grand Prix circuit for the sixth round of the MINI Challenge. Ant Whorton-Eales bounced back from initial car troubles to widen his championship lead with a dominant double victory, while Nathan Harrison and championship newcomer Alex Morgan impressed with strong performances. With just two racing weekends left, Whorton-Eales is the man to beat – will any of the contenders be able to power past him on the home straight?
A strong start.
David Robinson came out flying in qualifying with a string of times that placed him comfortably in pole position. Ant Whorton-Eales set the second-fastest time before a tyre failure sent him spinning – thankfully without damage.
The grip tightens.
Whorton-Eales overcame a rocky start to the weekend to take the chequered flag in the first race and extend his lead at the top of the championship table. In a tightly fought race, Whorton-Eales soaked up pressure from Nathan Harrison to win by just 0.4 seconds, with Robinson taking third.
A dominant double.
Whorton-Eales showed his skill with two impressive braking moves to take a second win of the weekend in race two. The experienced driver came from behind to narrowly dive past newcomer Alex Morgan in the final few minutes and edge closer to championship glory.
A firm favourite.
With just two racing events left, Ant Whorton-Eales has cemented his position as favourite to take the championship crown. There’s still time for a dramatic late winner though, and the title is his to lose – will he be able to hold his nerve?