Guards Tro­phy gets two cham­pi­ons

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The Guards Tro­phy ti­tle race ended in a tie after the fi­nal race at Sil­ver­stone on Satur­day when John Dav­i­son (Lo­tus Elan) and Martin Richard­son (MGB) could not be split even by a tie-breaker.

In a topsy-turvy race, Dav­i­son only needed to fin­ish to be crowned cham­pion, but suf­fered an elec­tri­cal fire on the grid and, after hasty re­pairs, fi­nally re­tired after nine laps.

In­stead, de­fend­ing cham­pion Mike Gar­diner and co-driver Dan Cox (TVR Grif­fith) looked set for the ti­tle but a lack of class starters meant re­duced points and left them short.

Mean­while 2007 cham­pion Richard­son won his class and, un­know­ingly, equalled Dav­i­son’s score. Both driv­ers had four class wins and one sec­ond place. It is the first time in the se­ries’ 43-year history it has had joint cham­pi­ons.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.