Can Britton Win the TDC from Class A?

We look at the overall title ahead of the season finale.

  • Can Britton Win the TDC from Class A?


We look at the overall title ahead of the season finale.

We’ve looked at the individual class battles ahead of the season final; but as the last round of the 2016 season draws ever closer, the question we have is: “can James Britton win the TDC from Class A?”

As we head into the final round of the TDC, the Overall Championship has come down to just three teams! Big Skidz Racing Team and Mangoes Racing both have a mathematical chance of the title in the final against the current TDC leader White Rose Racing – a team who have already wrapped up the Class A win ahead of the final round.

Having secured the 2016 Class A win, Britton and White Rose Racing can focus on the Overall Championship, needing only to finish inside the top six (dependant on class entrants) to secure the title. This is a luxury that is not extended to the chasing Class S cars as they enter the final equal on points!

While still hotly contesting the Class S battle (along with the M3 of Richard Bromley), both Cook and Goes need a certain amount of outside intervention in order to take their place at the top of the overall TDC Championship!

Chasing a 35 point deficit to current leader Britton, should White Rose Racing fail to obtain the required 23 points to secure the title, Goes will need the full 37 possible points from the final round – something he came extremely close to last time out; taking 36 points to keep his Championship aspirations alive! Cook, having taken his drop score already in 2016 with a DNF at Silverstone earlier in the year would “only” need 36 points from the final.

With 30 points for a win, 1 point for pole in class and 1 point for fastest lap in the race, the two Class S contenders will require the additional points for “cars beaten in class” (1 point per car - which can be up to a maximum of 5 points) in order to take the fight to Britton.

It’s a double edged sword however, as although Cook and Goes need their Class S rivals to enter the final round; the pair have previously been beaten to pole by both Mark Flower in the M3, and Richard Bromley (also in an M3). This is something they need to avoid if they are to take the title!

Britton will be hoping that the Class S entrants stay away, as not only will a lack of top class cars remove points from his rivals; it will also reduce the chances of him finishing outside the top six!

Brands Hatch will be an event where Britton will already have his hands full, with the consistently fast Porsche of Clark Racing and a potential return to TDC for Prestige Motorsports Alistair Stenhouse; both of which have managed to best the White Rose Racing car this year. Clark and Stenhouse could prove very “dangerous” for Brittons Championship if they were able to get in front of him on the road and stay there till the flag.  

One thing is for sure - you will not want to miss this final round at Brands Hatch on the 12th November!

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