Holmes kicks off 2016 campaign with a victory at Castle Combe
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.