SIBLINGS SET FOR SNETTERTON SHOWDOWN
Brothers Daniel and Jamie Petters will hope to make forward progress on home soil this weekend when the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE heads to Snetterton for the third round of the campaign.
The pair are amongst a number of rookies on the JCW grid this season with their own family-run team, with both drivers also taking on the challenging of competing in front-wheel drive for the first time.
Elder brother Daniel was a multiple podium finisher in the Pickup Truck Racing championship, finishing second in the points back in 2021.
Younger brother Jamie meanwhile is a race winner in Junior Saloons – where he lifted the Rookie crown in the same season.
Thus far, Daniel has secured the better results of the pair with a brace of 14th places, with Jamie’s best coming in round one at Donington Park where he followed his brother across the line.
With two rounds – and six races – now under their belt, both drivers will be keen to impress as the series now heads to the longest circuit on the calendar, with confidence high about their chances on track.
“It’s been a massive step up to the TOCA package, and running the cars ourselves has been a lot of work,” Daniel explained. “However, we’re really enjoying it as the MINI CHALLENGE is an awesome series to be part of, and we’re learning all the time.
“We’re struggling a bit results-wise compared to where we want to be, but we knew coming in that the quality of the grid was very high and that the cars can be quite hard to get your head around.
“They are also very different to what we have raced before, so when you consider all that, we have to be happy with how we’ve performed even though we know there is more still to come.
“Snetterton is half an hour down the road from our base and we’ve done loads of laps there, so hopefully we can have a good weekend and keep making progress.”