SNETTERTON DOMINATOR MALVERN
Scott Malvern was a man at the very top of his form at Snetterton last weekend winning all three rounds of the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain to boost his tally for the year to seven from nine races.
While Australia’s Geoff Uhrhane held the upper hand after qualifying for JTR, it was the Duratec-powered Jamun Racing Mygale of Malvern which thoroughly dominated in race conditions to lift him to within just four points of Jeroen Slaghekke’s championship lead.
In Saturday’s race Malvern enjoyed a terrific battle with the Australian until the penultimate lap when Uhrhane’s engine suddenly died leaving Dutchman, and championship leader, Jeroen Slaghekke to come through and take second.
In the first of Sunday’s races, round eight, the 22-year-old won by almost three seconds from Uhrhane while in round nine Malvern’s lead was even more substantial before closing up over the final 2.97 miles due to a Safety Car finish. The reason for the cautionary conclusion was an engine fire in Philippe Layac’s Enigma which occurred on the penultimate lap.
“It’s absolutely mega,” said Malvern. “When we first came here testing I knew I liked the new circuit and everything has just gone right for us again. The car is under me all of the time, I know what it’ll do and that gives you a lot of confidence. Looking ahead to Brands, I have experience there from last year so we should definitely be on the front-foot.”
Uhrhane was pleased to chalk up some good points in Sunday’s opening encounter after the disappointment of a wiring problem in round seven, which resulted in a non-finish, but yet more bad luck fell his way in round nine with a spin at Riches while defending second place.
In the Scholarship Class, Cavan Corcoran maintained his unbeaten streak of nine wins with no other contenders present at Snetterton 300 this weekend. That said, he impressed in round nine with a tremendous drive to a career-best sixth overall.
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