Field­ing tri­umphs in in­cred­i­ble race Ford MSA For­mula

Motor Sport News - - BTCC Report: Brands Hatch - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

It’s amaz­ing what a dif­fer­ence a bit of rain can make. Driz­zle be­fore the start of the sec­ond Ford MSA For­mula race, along with a par­tially re­versed grid, proved to be the per­fect recipe for a thriller.

The driv­ers scram­bled around on slicks on a greasy track to start with but as the rain in­ten­si­fied the red flag was thrown.

This al­lowed ev­ery­one to change to wets and set up an eight-minute dash. Ar­den’s Rafael Martins ini­tially led but it wasn’t long be­fore he slipped down the or­der as Jamie Caro­line (Ja­mun), James Pull (Car­lin) and Sen­nan Field­ing (JHR) came to the fore.

The trio bat­tled re­lent­lessly and went three abreast across the pit straight, with Caro­line and Pull mak­ing con­tact – dam­ag­ing Caro­line’s front wing – al­low­ing Field­ing to claim the ad­van­tage.he was able to fend off Caro­line and Pull to the flag.

“That was fun and hec­tic,” smiled Field­ing. “I’m re­ally happy to win but I don’t think any­body knew what was hap­pen­ing!”

The other two dry con­tests were dull in com­par­i­son. Car­lin’s Petru Florescu scored lights-to-flag vic­to­ries in both, from team-mate Max Fewtrell in the first and Luis Leeds in the fi­nale to take the points lead.

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