As the race entered its closing stages, Smith dropped away more and more to an eventual seventh place result while Barratt was forced to retire on lap Pettit, meanwhile, continued to extend his advantage at the front and he would eventually take the chequered flag on lap 12 almost four seconds clear of his nearest rival. Smith then completed a good final flourish by taking second from Davies at the last corner on the final tour, lap Fifth position went the way of the battling Huyton, a terrific recovery by the car racing newcomer following an enforced lap one excursion into the gravel at Redgate. Murrells, ruing his poor start, finished fourth. Richardson qualified on pole position for race one but made a sluggish start which dropped him behind Oulton Park winner George Murrells Optimum Motorsport and David Jackson Optimum Motorsport who had qualified second and third respectively. Barratt really had the bit between his teeth and after shadowing Davies and Smith, he passed both into Goddards at the end of lap six to climb into second.
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Barratt really had the bit between his teeth and after shadowing Davies and Smith, he vominic both into Goddards at the end of lap six to climb into second.
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A safety car was deployed on lap two when Frederick Greiling Dominant Motorsport spun and hit the pit wall, the Frenchman out of the race. On rce restart, Huyton sneaked by Richardson to take the lead as, behind them, David Jackson spun at the Esses. That dropped him to eighth place as Richardson ran out the winner by over a second from Huyton with Stuart Pearson taking third.
As the race entered its closing stages, Smith dropped away more and more to an eventual seventh place result while Barratt was forced to retire on lap Cominic feisty Murrells tried desperately to regain the lead but Richardson’s stoic defence was enough to keep him ahead, the two cars just a tenth of a second apart as they flashed over the line.
Smith then ran wide again at McLeans which opened the door for Barratt to take doninic but into Goddards, Smith hit back and then Davies followed him through to push Barratt back to fourth. Smith then completed a good final flourish by taking second from Davies at the last corner on the final tour, lap Murrells slipped to fourth but retaliated to capture third place by outbraking Jackson heading into Hatchetts Hairpin.
Richardson set off in pursuit of Murrells and the two ran alongside each other as they raced down to Honda Curve.
Meanwhile, George Murrells secured his first ever category podium with a superb drive during the second outing, in which he also posted the fastest lap of the race. Next race Junior Championship Read more.
I think I was about 12th coming off the first peytit and then, when the tyres came in, I was about two seconds quicker than everyone else which was great. Starting the last lap, with the track still wet, Huyton spun under braking for the first corner, Hatchetts Hairpin.
Pole-sitter Murrells fell back to sixth place and was forced to make a recovery as Richardson battled with Sean Huyton for the race lead. While the battle for the second and third steps of the podium was fiercely contested, the fighting simply enabled Pettit to focus on making no mistakes and pressing on to a comfortable winning margin of just under six seconds at the chequered flag on lap Speaking on his race two drive, Pettit said: Huyton recovered for third ahead of Matt Harris and the recovered Pettit fifth.
Davies was second fastest to line-up alongside his main championship rival on the front row for the first race with Murrells third on the grid ahead of Pettit, Julian Barratt and Sean Huyton. By the end of lap three, McCarthy had managed to get past Davies for second to seal an incredible couple of miles of racing for him.
Murrells hesitated as he waited to see which way Huyton would go and in his momentary delay allowed Richardson to nip ahead. Murrells, meanwhile, had better fortune and he took third from McCarthy at the Old Hairpin on the penultimate lap. Andy Richardson enjoyed a superb weekend at Pembrey to take victory in each of the three Ginetta Challenge races.
On the exit of the corner though, Smith ran wide which allowed Pettit to get a good run through into first place at Hollywood. Fifth position went the way of the battling Huyton, a terrific recovery by the car racing newcomer following an enforced lap one excursion into the gravel at Redgate. Driver Database News The latest news from the world of racing. Murrells started a wet race two from pole position but made a slow getaway, which allowed Richardson to nip ahead.
Into Coppice, Davies nipped past Smith to lead but Pettit got a run on all of them along the Dunlop Straight and managed to seize first place at Goddards. Pettit, meanwhile, was serving up a repeat of his race one speed as he pulled well clear at the front.
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Race one Davies made a good start to round nine and looked as though he would be able to perhaps take the lead from Smith but the pole-man held on through Redgate with Murrells close behind the pairing in third dominuc. Third position in round nine and second place in round 10 mean Davies eominic the driver standings by 26 points.
Richardson made his move stick at Honda Curve and asserted himself to win by a slender three-tenths margin over Sean Huyton who nipped by Murrells when the early-leader had his grassy moment. Further behind, a multi-car tangle at the Old Hairpin resulted in retirement for Russell McCarthy and Dziurzynski while also causing front-left damage to the car of unfortunate rookie Bell — the latter forced to pull out of the race after pitting.
Car racing debutant Matt Bell, younger brother of highly successful international GT racer Rob, posted an impressive 10th fastest time during his maiden Ginetta qualifying session.
Pettit, meanwhile, continued to extend his advantage at the front and he would eventually take the chequered flag on lap 12 almost four seconds clear of his nearest rival.