TALENTED TOP FIVE - SUMMER BREAK REVIEW
By VW Cup, Jun 19 2017 03:07PM
As the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup takes a two month intermission over the Summer, teams and drivers are already gearing up for the remainder of the season. So far this year we’ve seen three different drivers taking a victory, as well as eight different drivers gracing the podium after six races completed out of the 14.
Tom Witts leads the way on the points for Maximum Motorsport after claiming a race win at every event so far this season, only dropping off the podium twice in his green Scirocco. Returning Triple champion Phil House currently sits second in the standings with three podiums and many consistent top five finishes, but is yet to jump a step higher to snatch a win this year.
Sitting third in the standings is Team Hard pilot Jamie Bond, just 32 points behind the championship leader. Jamie’s first full season in the championship has seen the 23 year old take a trio of third places and is rarely seen out of the top ten at any track. Jamie will be one to watch for the remainder of the season, as he has shown that he is a more than capable driver.
Fourth in the standings sits Scottish racer Kieran Gordon for JWB motorsport, Kieran making the switch to the Scirocco late last season seemingly revelling the change in car by acquiring a duo of third place finishes so far this year as well as multiple points finishes.
Bobby Thompson recovering from two tough races at different venues so far this season, sits fifth in the standings after claiming two race wins and a podium. Thompson also claimed more points than any other competitor from the previous round at Snetterton, showing his intentions for the remainder of the year.
With four different venues and eight races remaining, it’s all still very much to play for in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup. Time will tell to see which lucky three drivers will be claiming the British Touring Car Championship test courtesy of Maximum Motorsport, and who will be taking championship honours.