Sy­camore sur­vives the scrapes to snatch MX-5 vic­to­ries

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Jack Sy­camore proved to be the Mazda MX-5 mas­ter in both wet and dry con­di­tions as he bat­tled to a hat-trick of vic­to­ries and the over­all cham­pi­onship lead.

He led the wet race one from pole as Ben Short and Adam Bes­sell du­elled for sec­ond. But Sam Smith then came through to de­mote Bes­sell and quickly homed in on Short, be­fore tak­ing sec­ond into Sunny on lap four.

Into Sunny for the last time, Sy­camore and Smith were along­side but Sy­camore just held on, with Will Blackwell-cham­bers third, hav­ing ousted Short into Tower on the fifth lap.

In the early laps of the sec­ond race Sy­camore had to fend off Blackwell-cham­bers and Smith, while Short fought off a six-car challenge for fourth. A cou­ple of laps later, Short had not only breached the gap but taken third from Smith, who then came un­der at­tack from Ja­son Greatrex.

While Sy­camore held onto his lead from Blackwell-cham­bers for win num­ber two, Smith re­took Short into Cler­vaux on the last lap and Greatrex fol­lowed at the Hair­pin, as the reign­ing cham­pion fell to fifth at the flag.

Al­though Sy­camore led again from the start of race three, Smith squeezed ahead ex­it­ing the Com­plex on the open­ing lap, while Blackwell-cham­bers lost ground af­ter miss­ing a gear at the chi­cane.

It was wheel-to-wheel for the lead, but once Blackwell-cham­bers had re­gained third from Greatrex he closed in too. Sy­camore made the de­ci­sive move at the Com­plex on lap seven, and on the last lap Blackwell-cham­bers tried for sec­ond at the same spot, forced Smith wide and claimed the place.

Sy­camore es­caped to three wins as his ri­vals bat­tled

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