DON­ING­TON PARK: BARC

Motor Sport News - - Racing Reports - BY PETER SCHERER

De­fend­ing Euro­pean Su­perkart cham­pion Adam Kout con­sol­i­dated his cham­pi­onship lead with a dou­ble win.

Peter Elk­mann and Kout ( be­low) had be­gun to edge away from their ri­vals in the early laps of race one, un­til they were caught and split by Daniel Clark.

Kout fought back to re­take sec­ond into Redgate on the next tour, be­fore lead­ing into the Esses on lap six.

Liam Mor­ley made it four for the lead, be­fore Clark fell back in fourth with brake woes. A charg­ing Mor­ley was clos­ing on Kout as the flag came out.

It was a lights-to-flag win for Kout in race two, but with a three-way fight for sec­ond it was easy for the Czech to go clear. Yan­nick de Bra­ban­der lost his early sec­ond to Mor­ley at the Esses on lap four. Mor­ley then had Elk­mann snap­ping at his heels but took sec­ond.

Af­ter tak­ing two Euro­pean podi­ums, Mor­ley won both the Div 1 and F125 Open Grands Prix. Elk­mann led the com­bined Div 1/450 race from the start, but Mor­ley joined him in an im­me­di­ate break. Hav­ing shad­owed his ri­val for six laps, he made the de­ci­sive move at Redgate, with Ste­fan Malm fol­low­ing Elk­mann to com­plete the podium.

Lee Harpham led for most of the 125 Open/kzs GP, but was usurped by Kirk Cat­ter­mole ex­it­ing God­dards on lap four, by which time Mor­ley was third.

Harpham was back in front with a lap to go, but Mor­ley dived into sec­ond at God­dards, be­fore a re­peat move on Harpham gave him ti­tle two of the day.

Jor­dan Ford took the fi­nal GP win in the F250s de­spite fall­ing from pole to third. Gavin Ben­nett re­mained close un­til the last lap, with Jack Lay­ton a soli­tary third and col­lect­ing more B points at the head of the MSA Bri­tish Su­perkart Cham­pi­onship.

Katie Mil­ner took her third win of the sea­son in the Ju­nior Saloons. She led the red-flag in­ter­rupted race from the restart, with Ge­orge Sut­ton tak­ing Mat­teo Zanetti for sec­ond on the open­ing lap. Oliver Wil­mot had led a four-car train for fourth but lost out to Ed­ward Moore and Ro­nan Pear­son into the Esses on the last lap.

The sec­ond race was also red flagged just as Mil­ner was poised to chal­lenge Zanetti for his race-long lead.

Luke Brown­ing was third as Sut­ton and Char­lie Kennedy ran close be­hind.

Phil Han­son and Nigel Moore’s Audi R8 dom­i­nated a dull Brit­car En­durance race, lead­ing the way for al­most all of the three hours. The Fer­rari 458s of Ley­ton Clarke/si­mon Atkin­son and Mike/an­thony Wilds headed the pur­suit through­out, with only the Re­nault RS-01 of Nick Holden/ An­drew Mckenna briefly split­ting them, af­ter Calum Lockie/david Ma­son’s 458 re­tired early.

Jonny Mac­gre­gor’s Tara­nis proved un­beat­able in all three Brit­car GT & Pro­duc­tion races. Paul Rose briefly lost sec­ond in race one af­ter a spin, but soon re­gained the place from team­mate Steve Har­ris. It was the same 1-2-3 in race two, but with Rose re­tir­ing with a punc­ture and Har­ris with in­ter­cooler prob­lems, Mar­cus Fothergill/dave Benett’s Porsche 997 and Andy Robin­son’s Ford Fal­con com­pleted the race three podium. Phil Row­lands won both rounds of the F450 Chal­lenge while Lee Harpham kept his ti­tle de­fence go­ing in the F125 Open by win­ning both races.

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