PEM­BREY: BARC BY DAMIAN MEADEN

Motor Sport News - - Racing Reports -

On pa­per, it was a com­fort­able week­end for John Mickel as he claimed five out of six vic­to­ries in the Na­tional Leg­ends Cham­pi­onship, but a soli­tary race vic­tory for Con­nor Mills was the least he de­served af­ter al­most sin­gle-hand­edly keep­ing Mickel hon­est for the week­end.

The two made con­tact on the fi­nal lap of the first race, hand­ing Mickel the win while Mills trailed home in sixth. In the sec­ond con­test, the two were sep­a­rated by a lit­tle un­der two tenths of a sec­ond be­fore that mar­gin dropped to just 0.050s in race three.

Mills spun out af­ter at­tempt­ing to put Mickel un­der pres­sure on the fi­nal lap of race four, and his poor luck con­tin­ued with prob­lems in the fifth en­counter. He re­cov­ered in the last race, how­ever, and led home Mickel to se­cure a con­trolled vic­tory and take his win tally for the sea­son to five.

There was more de­cided in the stew­ards’ room than on the cir­cuit on Satur­day in the Bri­tish Truck Racing Cham­pi­onship. David Jenk­ins was stripped of his race one vic­tory for pass­ing un­der yel­low flags and Ryan Smith fell foul of a five-sec­ond time penalty for ex­ceed­ing track lim­its in race two, which dropped him from the top to the third step of the podium. Smith’s penalty was re­scinded on ap­peal, how­ever Jenk­ins’ was not.

On Sun­day it was the on-cir­cuit action that car­ried the most weight. Af­ter Steve Thomas claimed the hon­ours in race three, Shane Br­ere­ton took a dom­i­nant vic­tory in the fourth con­test. Smith re­turned to the top step in the fi­nal race, edg­ing out reign­ing cham­pion Mat Sum­mer­field, who capped off a chal­leng­ing week­end with a podium fin­ish.

In Di­vi­sion Two, Simon Cole claimed a hat-trick of class wins, with Adam Bint also en­joy­ing a strong week­end in tak­ing the other two vic­to­ries.

Af­ter James Dor­lin and Sa­muel Ran­don claimed a dom­i­nant win apiece in the Miche­lin Clio Cup Series, the two made con­tact while dis­put­ing the lead of the fi­nal con­test, gift­ing Brett Lid­sey the win. Lid­sey was ar­guably the star of the meet­ing, visiting each step of the podium across the week­end’s three races. Both Ben Palmer and Luke Pin­der en­joyed good show­ings as they claimed a hat-trick of top six fin­ishes. Jack Fabby claimed a brace of vic­to­ries in the road class, with Nic Har­ri­son tak­ing the other.

Katie Mil­ner be­came the first fe­male ever to take a pole in the Ju­nior Sa­loon Car Cham­pi­onship, and duly took her first cham­pi­onship race vic­tory, cap­i­tal­is­ing on a safety car restart af­ter ini­tially los­ing out at the start to lead home Char­lie Kennedy and Ge­orge Sut­ton. A mis­take for Mil­ner into Brook­lands in the clos­ing stages of the sec­ond con­test gifted both the win and the cham­pi­onship lead to Sut­ton, who led home Mat­teo Zanetti.

Keith White spun his BMW Z4 into Brook­lands dur­ing the open­ing round of the WRDA Cham­pi­onship sea­son, hand­ing Ford Sierra Cos­worth driver Ja­son Davies a com­fort­able win, with Neil Watts round­ing out the podium in his West­field SE1.

Chris Everill se­cured the race two vic­tory in his Ginetta G50 ahead of Fabio Luf­farelli. The race was restarted af­ter a clash be­tween Dave Scara­manga and Watts left the for­mer air­borne, skirt­ing along the top of the pit wall and back down to earth mi­nus a front-right tyre, which hit the Lo­tus Elise of Su­sanne Jones and cracked the wind­screen. Luck­ily, all three driv­ers es­caped the in­ci­dent with­out se­ri­ous in­jury.

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