ALBONE ERROR DENIES HIM WIN
Following much intermarque hype, with new Spire and Mittell chassis promising to reset the parameters of pace, three-time runner-up John Cutmore won the most eagerly awaited season-opener in 750 Motor Club RGB Championship history on Oulton Park’s Island
Frustratingly winless since he took both of last April’s Brands Hatch openers in dramatic circumstances, the Suffolk builder stayed cool while new factory Spire team-mate Billy Albone – quickest by a whopping 2.66s in wet qualifying – snatched defeat from the jaws of victory through an impetuous schoolboy error.
Class debutant Albone, 2014’s 750 Formula champion, was six seconds ahead and going away on lap three when he outbraked himself at Hislop’s. Rather than zig-zag through the plastic block ‘chicane’ on the old circuit and re-enter at Knickerbrook, Billy opted to traverse the soggy grass to rejoin, succeeding only in running over his nosecone.