Brace for AWE as Bushell misses out Re­nault UK Clio Cup

Motor Sport News - - BTCC Report: Thruxton - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

It was a case of what might have been for Mike Bushell at Thrux­ton as the for­mer cham­pion failed to cap­i­talise on two poles.

Bushell lost out at the be­gin­ning of the opener to Lee Pat­ti­son (Cook­sport) and the fast-start­ing Ant Whor­tonEales (Jam Sport) – who surged from fifth to se­cond be­fore hit­ting the front. Bushell was shuf­fled down the order at the Com­plex on lap two but re­cov­ered to third.

The Pyro driver had no such trou­bles in race two, lead­ing through­out, but was de­nied vic­tory be­cause of a five-se­cond track lim­its penalty.

There­fore Whor­ton-eales was able to profit to take a much-needed dou­ble win. “You just can’t mess about when the lights go out,” he said of his im­pres­sive get­aways. “Given what’s hap­pened al­ready this sea­son I am on full at­tack ev­ery cor­ner of ev­ery lap.”

Be­hind Whor­ton-eales, Bushell’s Pyro team-mate Josh Price picked up an im­pres­sive pair of maiden podi­ums af­ter fran­tic bat­tling with vet­er­ans Pat­ti­son and Paul Rivett.

Rivett could have ex­tended his points lead in race two but got side­ways at Good­wood and lost a hand­ful of places – fin­ish­ing eighth. De­spite that, he still leads Bushell by six points.

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