BLAKE-BALDWIN TAKES SUPERCUP TITLE AS ROCHE IS EXCLUDED
The title duel between James Blake-baldwin and Tom Roche was the highlight of the Mazda MX-5 Supercup.
In the first race, six cars battled for the lead, before Roche made a break as Blake-baldwin dropped to fourth.
Blake-baldwin recovered up to second, Jonathan Greensmith following him through onto the podium. But there was drama ahead. Roche was the winner on the road, but a track limits penalty dropped him down to fourth, behind Blake-baldwin, Greensmith and Jack Harding.
More drama followed when Roche was excluded from third in the second race for an avoidable collision, gifting Paul O’neill the final spot on the rostrum and handing Blake-baldwin the championship title. Harding took the victory ahead of the new champion.
The race two result was repeated in race three as Harding topped BlakeBaldwin and O’neill.
Mike Jenvey in the Jenvey-gunn had managed to hold off Duncan Williams’s Juno for eight laps in the first OSS race. But as they lapped Richard Fearns’ Radical SR8, Jenvey was boxed in and there was contact, which left Williams to take the spoils from the recovering Jenvey, with Matt Manderson’s Bowlby in a clear third place.
Williams took a dominant race two win, having passed Jenvey into Abbey early on. Jenvey finally got a win in race three, holding off a determined Williams for the duration of the race.
Michael Fisk’s big lead early in the first Mazda MX-5 race was soon eroded when Tom Roche chased him down, having escaped an incident when Stuart Symonds spun at Stowe and Ali Bray just missed him.
Roche took a lead he wouldn’t lose into Abbey in the closing stages from Fisk. For Roche, the win was enough to take this year’s championship. A track limits penalty cost Bray third place, to the benefit of Oliver Allwood.
Bray overshot at Vale in race two handing Roche the win, again ahead of Fisk.
Roche ousted Fisk from the race three lead on the inside of Club early on, but had no answer when Allwood got alongside through Vale on the last tour to lead out of Club and snatch victory, with Baldwin close in third place.
Patrick Lay won the first B race after Courtney Milnes went straight on at the Vale on lap 12, while in the second B race Richard Collins had the edge over Joshua Jackson. Ali Bray comfortably won the final B race.
Richard Avery was a dominant winner in the first Porsche race, with Richard Styrin a comfortable second, and Garry Goodwin completed the podium. The places were reversed in race two and it was Styrin who won, from Avery and Nick Hull third after Garry Lawrence went off at Stowe.
Newly crowned champion Styrin led race three from the second lap, with Lawrence a clear second after Avery pitted.
James Gornall was left with a decisive lead in the first BMW Compact race after Steven Dailly hit Joe Wiggin at Stowe. This promoted Ian Jones to second and Jon Watt third. Wiggin won race two after taking Gornall around the outside of Stowe on the last lap.
Robert Sayell clinched the Formula Jedi Championship title, winning race one but was pipped by Lee Morgan in race two. Bradley Hobday and Dan Clowes capped the two podiums.
JBB beat Roche (25) to title