Title battles to be settled at MSVR Donington Decider
Title battles will be resolved and champions will be crowned as a selection of MSVR's championships and series head to the Midlands for the Donington Decider (6/7 October).
Drama-filled racing is expected with the GT Cup Championship, MINI Challenge and the Marangoni Tyres Production BMW Championship all reaching their climax at the famous Donington Park GP circuit in Leicestershire. The Lotus Cup UK, Lotus on Track Elise Trophy, Radical European Masters and the Project Eight Racing Saloons will also be in action.
The ever popular MINI Challenge will close another spectacular season with three drivers set to do battle for the overall crown in four sprint races. Lee Allen, who has been a force to be reckoned with in the top JCW Class, will be aiming to reel in two Club Class drivers Henry Gilbert and Jono Brown at the top of the standings. With 80 points up for grabs for race victories, the title battle could be set for many twists and turns throughout the weekend. Allen and British Touring Car star Paul O'Neill shared the spoils at Brands Hatch last time out.
Derek Johnston and Chris Bentley will go head-to-head to decide who will be crowned 2012 GT Cup Champion. Johnston, in his stunning Ferrari 458, has been one of the most consistent performers this season, but he only holds a slender nine point advantage from Bentley's Porsche 996. The grid of exotic supercars will take part in three races.
Former Renault Clio Cup champion Ben Winrow and reigning Production BMW Champion Mike Tovey will continue their fascinating season long battle for the 2012 PBMW championship. The championship for late 1980s BMWs is renowned for its large grids and bumper-to-bumper racing. Tovey and Winrow shared the wins last time out at Cadwell Park, leaving the title race delicately poised ahead of the final two races of the season.
Lotuses of all shapes and sizes will descend on Donington to take part in the Lotus Cup UK and the Lotus on Track Elise Trophy. The Lotus Cup UK is split into two championships called Supersport and Production with the former catering for high powered Evoras, Exiges and 211s and the latter for Elises. With the meeting being the penultimate round, there is a chance titles could be decided. The Production championship is the most likely to come to a conclusion with leader Rob Boston only needing to claim nine more points than his rival Stuart Plotnek. Boston has also been the leading driver in the Elise Trophy and will be the overwhelming favourite.
The Le Mans style sportscars of the Radical European Masters are set for an enthralling battle in their penultimate round of 2012. Just 11 points covers the top two crews as the quest to find Europe's best Radical racer builds towards its conclusion.
Tin top action will be provided by the Project Eight Racing Saloons, a series catering for production based cars constructed before 1994.This year has seen an eclectic array of vehicles do battle often providing plenty of enthralling dices.