MG Tro­phy or­gan­is­ers con­fi­dent of a resur­gence in top cat­e­gory

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MG Tro­phy or­gan­is­ers are con­fi­dent ZR 190 class en­tries will in­crease later this sea­son, af­ter only three cars took part in the sea­son opener at Don­ing­ton Park 10 days ago.

Cham­pi­onship co­or­di­na­tor Pete Macwa­ters ex­pects six or seven cars in the top class later this year.

“A num­ber of driv­ers were miss­ing for sev­eral rea­sons,” he said. “Colin Robert­son and Gra­ham Ross come from Scot­land and pick which events they do.

“The class is slowly dy­ing, which is a shame but the [en­gine] parts are get­ting harder to find.”

Mul­ti­ple cham­pion Chris Bray be­lieves his ti­tle hopes have taken a hit from the low class en­try, de­spite com­ing sec­ond in both races on his come­back week­end at Don­ing­ton.

Bray’s podi­ums earned him 26 points, six fewer than nor­mal, and he fears it could have a big im­pact on what is of­ten a very tight cham­pi­onship.

“This week­end was all about dam­age lim­i­ta­tion,” he said. “We are miss­ing four driv­ers so I’m miss­ing out on a lot of points, which could have a big say at the end of the sea­son.”

Macwa­ters said the classes for ZR 170s and 160s are flour­ish­ing and ex­pects to have a ca­pac­ity 34-car en­try for the next round at Brands Hatch at the end of the month.

“The cham­pi­onship as a whole is look­ing good,” he added.

ZR 190s were thin on the grid

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