Smith is top Grad­u­ate

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - MO­TOR SPORT

GRAEME Smith won the 2017 Cater­ham Grad­u­ates mo­tor rac­ing cham­pi­onship at Sil­ver­stone at the week­end, in his Cater­ham 7 sports car.

A win and a sec­ond place were enough to seal the cham­pi­onship for the Mac­cles­field man for the fifth time.

The ti­tle was de­cided across 15 races at rac­ing cir­cuits all around the coun­try, and an over­seas round at the Dutch cir­cuit of Zand­voort. Graeme won six of the races, and was sec­ond an­other six times.

“Its great to be back at the top again, after not win­ning the cham­pi­onship since 2010” said Smith. “A re­tire­ment with an engine is­sue at Croft Au­to­drome in York­shire in the sum­mer made it tough, but I’ve had a strong fin­ish to the sea­son.”

He re­ceives his cham­pi­onship tro­phy at the Bri­tish Au­to­mo­bile Rac­ing Club awards din­ner in Fe­bru­ary.

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