Championship and Tom Walker Memorial on the Line as VW’s Head to Donington
The Volkswagen Racing Cup returns for its final round of the season at Donington Park, with the title still up for grabs.
Special for this weekend will be the Tom Walker Memorial Trophy. Dedicated to the friend of the series who sadly passed away last year, the Trophy will be awarded to the driver who scores the most points from the three races, which they can keep for the season.
Leading the way in the standings is Richard Gilbert. Sitting on 124 points, the Cheshire driver has been supported by the VW Cup’s newest team JW Racing, run by the series own former stars Josh Coggan and Mark Wakefield.
Both team owners also raced at the opening weekend, with Gilbert leading Coggan home for a 1-2 finish in the opening race. The 48-year-old dominated the wet Oulton Park weekend picking up victory in the second race as well. It was a packed weekend of talent that included former-British GT drivers Liam and Kieran Griffin as well as to-be BTCC driver Ollie Brown. With Coggan returning to assist, the Golf’s will some of the top talent to watch this weekend.
Of course, Gilbert isn’t the only driver fighting for the title, as rookie Bradley Kent looks to hit back at the Donington triple header. Recording his first win of the year at Silverstone, the Essex and Kent Motorsport driver lies just 14 points off the title lead and will looking to keep up his perfect pole position record this season. Closer to contention is Andy Wilmot. The former-BTCC driver sits just 10 points off Gilbert and will be determined to end his season on a high.
Paul Ivens was another to pick up his first win in the series at Silverstone. An outside bet for the title, Ivens stormed to victory in the high-attrition second race and will be one to watch in the Scirocco. He won’t be the only Scirocco in the field either as former Hankook Trophy winner Jack Depper and his father, former-BTCC racer Martin Depper return the series, also for the Maximum Motorsport team.
The Depper’s are two of three new additions for this weekend, that also includes Team HARD driver; former-BTCC racer Howard Fuller. For Fuller it will be a return to the series he last competed in during 2015, where he was a regular podium finisher.
Completing the grid will be Russell Joyce. Sporting his now-iconic Power Maxed Racing Golf, the Essex-based driver will be striving for a maiden podium after demonstrating promising pace at Silverstone last round.
All Volkswagen Cup races will be broadcast across the internet, courtesy of the BRSCC, with each race happening simultaneously to the TCT/TCR UK Championship, ensuring prime coverage for the fans at home.