Nathan Freke and Frank Wrathall are top dogs in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup as the championship prepares for three crucial races at Silverstone. Three races are set for the weekend including the rescheduled Oulton Park race carried over from May.

It may have taken Nathan Freke a long time to kick-start his winning streak, but since Donington in May he has been the benchmark driver in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup. He won all three races at Donington, took a further win at Oulton Park and backed that up by two at each of Croft and Knockhill. That means that he arrives at Silverstone with an advantage of 64 points over Frank Wrathall’s Dynojet car which has now taken three race wins.

Behind them is Carl Breeze, who looked the man to beat in the early part of the season. His championship campaign stumbled at Donington where Freke proved to be invincible and since then the experienced East Anglian has suffered a car-wrecking shunt at Oulton, problems at Croft and was on the receiving end of a bit of robust racing in Scotland. But he has been a winner: all three races at Snetterton fell to the local hero.

This weekend’s three races may give Breeze a lifeline as one of the three is the rescheduled Oulton Park race. As the red flags flew, Breeze was inside his wrecked car and had no chance of taking the re-start. But with the race rescheduled, he may be allowed to take to the grid – the race effectively never happened so it reverts to the original start, so he effectively gains an extra race in which he can score points.

As these three slug it out for the championship, battles behind are sure to include the entry of Fulvio Mussi, the consistent Tom Sharp in his IDL car and Chairman’s Cup leader Colin White who has made quite an impact in the Leeds-built cars this season.

The G50 makes its National circuit debut this weekend and the track should lend itself to dramatic racing. With nine races to go, anything could happen!

Qualifying begins at 10:45 on Saturday August 29 with race one (over 22 laps) starting at 17:25. Sunday’s races are at 10:10 (22 laps) and 15:55 (the 20 lap Oulton replacement).