Teenager Clarke shines at Oul­ton

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Ris­ing teenage star James Clarke had his third week­end in a Lo­tus Cortina at Oul­ton Park af­ter an im­pres­sive per­for­mance at Croft de­liv­ered his first podium at this level.

Suf­folk-based Clarke, who only turned 16 in April, raced in Ju­nior Sa­loons last year and has stepped up with Dave Beecroft’s team this year into Club­mans.

How­ever, Beecroft also tends the Car­dowan Cream­eries Lo­tus Cortina and ar­ranged for Clarke to race it in His­toric Tour­ing Cars. He was sev­enth in the first race. “The year has been a sur­prise,” said Clarke, who has am­bi­tions to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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