MARK Wakefield admits he is ahead of where he expected to be at this stage of the season but warned he won't be easing up.

The Northwich driver celebrated a first victory of the campaign in the Volkswagen Racing Cup at Silverstone last time out, collecting points that propelled him to third in the standings.

"It wasn't a place we expected to win," said the 21-year-old.

"We always felt that the second-half of the season included visits to circuits more suited to my car's strengths.

"Our view hasn't changed on that, and it's great to be looking ahead and feeling optimistic."

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A trio to Donington Park for the series' fourth round follows this weekend.

It is a circuit where Wakefield has enjoyed success previously too.

However he insisted to the Guardian that a pursuit of points, rather than wins, will remain his objective going into two more races on Sunday.

Wakefield said: "I've learned from experience that consistency is the key to winning a championship.

"Of course wins or podium finishes can help with that, but I want to reach the finish every time and put points on the board.

"That's what we'll be aiming to do again at Donington."

Want to catch Mark in action this weekend? Here's what you need to know:


Volkswagen Racing Cup

Saturday, June 22

Qualifying 1400-1420

Race one (20 minutes) 1745-1805

Sunday, June 23

Race two (20 minutes) 1705-1725

Admission (on the gate)


Adults £16, Under 13s Free


Adults £25, Under 13s Free

Or you can watch the action live on the Volkswagen Racing Cup’s YouTube channel here