Nevill’s championship finale postponed
Nevill’s championship finale postponed

The second lockdown across England has created another hurdle for Alex Nevill as it’s resulted in the postponement of the Mini Challenge Cooper Trophy season finale at Donington Park this weekend.

The Kent racer sits sixth in the championship standings, 51 points off of the lead. With three races scheduled and 174 points up for grabs, the Graves Motorsport driver was looking forward to contending for the championship at the Leicestershire circuit, his favourite track.

But the announcement of a second lockdown across England last week has halted the plans for Alex and his fellow competitors.

Following the governments announcement, Motorsport UK (the governing body of the sport in the UK) have announced that only elite level race meetings can still take place.

The result is that all race meetings outside of the BTCC and British GT have had to be postponed or cancelled. The race meeting, organised by MSVR, has been postponed with the hope of re-scheduling it for an unconfirmed date in December.

It’s the latest curveball in a difficult year for all sports but the Motorsport UK Academy squad member is staying relaxed about the situation.

Speaking about the postponement Nevill said: “Of course it’s frustrating to have the final round postponed when we’re fighting for a championship, but in reality there’s nothing any of us can do about it.

“Hopefully we can still race in December and finish the season properly but if not I’m proud of our efforts this season in difficult circumstances. Until we have further news my focus will be on preparing for the final round, but also my plans for 2021.”

Image courtesy of Jakob Ebrey