SAM WELLER SET FOR SAME APPROACH AT BRANDS

Sam Weller insists that his approach will remain the same as it has all season as he heads into the final meeting of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE campaign this weekend at Brands Hatch.

Weller will take a lead of 66 points into the weekend and also has a drop score of 71 already in the bag, making him the hot favourite to lift the title for Hybrid Tune.

However Weller – who has already wrapped up the Graduate Cup crown – insists that he will adopt the same approach that has served him well so far in 2022 as he bids the try and wrap up the crown from the front.

“I’m going to keep doing the same things I’ve done all season,” he said. “I know we have a good lead and we just need to not make any mistakes and make sure we pick up three strong finishes this weekend.

“I’m not going there to just pick up the points however, as I think the best way to defend in this championship is to go on the attack as you want to be at the front of the field and out of trouble. There are some seriously quick guys out there but I’m aiming to qualify well, keep my nose clean and go from there.”

Weller will once again be backed up by Matthew George, Sam Smith and Joe Tanner this weekend, with Ross Marshall also moving over to the Hybrid Tune awning for the season finale.

Tanner wrapped up the Directors Cup crown at Silverstone, and will look to support Weller in his title bid.

“It was never really my plan to try and win the Directors Cup but it’s nice to defend it for Hybrid Tune after Stephen James won it in 2021,” he said. “Although I want to try and get that elusive overall win in the final round, the main aim is to make sure that we help Sam get over the line.

“He didn’t manage to actually make it onto the top step last year and then came back and won about 50 times this season. I’d love to be back here next season, so maybe I need to follow his lead!”