DOUBLES THE ORDER OF THE DAY
Double headers were the order of last weekend at Silverstone with everyone down for at least two races and no fewer than seven drivers recording back-to-back outright or class wins!
The BRSCC Open Sportscar Series (OSS) saw a brace of wins for Graham Cole's Jade Trakstar followed home in each race by 2010 champion Tony Sinclair (Jade 3) and Alan Hogg (Radical SR8). Class B wins for Josh Smith on Saturday and Darcey Smith on Sunday proved that sharing a car (a Nemesis RME 8) can work!
Sunday's Design911.com Porsche Championship race provided another repeat of Saturday's 1-2- 3 for the Boxsters of David Clark, Gerry Taylor and Stephen Warburton. Taylor and Warburton were much closer in the second encounter with less than 3 seconds covering first three. In the 924 class Jayson Flegg wasn’t to be outdone also winning on each occasion from Alfred Piesinger and Steven Brown respectively.
Single seaters for the weekend were represented by Formula Fords, with the Avon Tyres BRSCC FF1600 Triple Crown joining the Dunlop MSA Championship. Two races for the Avon Tyres series gave Irishman Cormac O'Neill two wins. In the first race Abdul Ahmed and Oliver White followed O’Neill across the line albeit eight seconds behind. Race two saw a coming together between Ahmed and White early on, leaving the race open to Adam Quartermaine and John Murphy to take second and third in their Van Diemen’s, Murphy's RF0 version also taking Class B honours in both races.
After romping away from the field in the first BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car outing Phil Keen's Mosler succumbed to pace lap problems in race two which saw its retirement allowing Dave Cockell to improve his Saturday second place with a win. After early retirement in race one, Andy Robinson's 7 Litre Ford Falcon stormed through the field from the back of the grid to take the runner up spot ahead of third place Barry Squibb.
In Class A, B & D of the Competition Car Insurance – Dunlop Ford Fiesta Championship, John Langridge took a two second win over David Elsom – both being nearly half a minute ahead of the Class B Zetec of Scott Baines. The result was repeated in the second race on Sunday.
Class C of the Competition Car Insurance – Dunlop Ford Fiesta Championship saw a repeat result in both races with David Grady comfortably leading home the Cockill brothers – Harry in front of Edward each time.
A big and varied field of Nippon Challenge cars rounded off the weekend proceedings with a second victory of the day for the very rapid Suzuki Swift GTi of Andy McLennan to match his earlier win. After a sluggish start he was made to work a little harder in race two needing to initially chase down Ben Anderson’s Impreza which fell by the wayside mid race, then fend off a challenge from an eventual second placed Jason Sharpe and the third placed Toyota MR2 of Nick Reed.
The three Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain races were won by Scott Malvern, Jeroen Slaghekke and Geoff Uhrhane and were covered in yesterday’s report