Holmes kicks off 2016 cam­paign with a vic­tory at Cas­tle Combe

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Terry Holmes put him­self in the hunt for ti­tle glory af­ter set­ting the fastest time dur­ing the open­ing round of the Bri­tish Sprint Cham­pi­onship at Cas­tle Combe last Satur­day.

The Lola driver, who was shar­ing with Gra­ham Por­rett (who went on to fin­ish fifth), put in a mas­ter­ful per­for­mance in the top-12 run off to lead the rest home by al­most 2.8 sec­onds.

Be­hind him, win­ter work had paid div­i­dends for Steve Broughton, who brought his Dal­lara F3 car home in se­cond. To un­der­line the progress, car sharer Matt Hil­lam was third dur­ing the run-offs.

Steve Miles set the fourth fastest time in his Van Diemen RF96, al­though the driver was per­plexed by the time awarded to him af­ter the se­cond run as he had felt the ef­fort had been sig­nif­i­cantly faster than his first at­tempt.

Be­hind Por­rett was Matt Carter, who im­proved his first run time by 1.1s to record a 122.96s, which was enough for the Rad­i­cal driver to snare sixth spot.

Dal­lara-cougar pair­ing of Tony Jarvis and Martin Webb, took sixth and sev­enth places re­spec­tively.

Lo­cal man Dave Cut­cliffe made the run-offs in his Van Diemen D93M, but he was un­able to record a time on ei­ther run.

Broughton was se­cond

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