August 1, 2016

Schumacher BTCC Rd5 – Report

Schumacher BTCC Rd5 – Report

The Schumacher BTCC series moved on to another very fast circuit this past weekend in the form of Mendip. The championship is still very much wide open in all three classes, so it was set to be a great event. Lots of drivers were in attendance on Saturday for some practice and to get their cars set up to their liking. Unlike other rounds the weather was lovely sunshine and hot temperatures, this was how it stayed for the whole weekend. On to Sunday and race day, we had the usual open practice session first thing and then it was into qualifying mode. The race format was the usual format of round by round qualifying, however this time the organisers managed to get an extra round of qualifying into the schedule so it was the best three from five rounds to count. This was good practice for the drivers attending the National in two weeks.

The Modified class was extremely close all day, between Olly Jefferies, Chris Grainger, Elliott Harper and Colin Price. This was the order they would line up on the grid for the A-final. In the 13.5 class it was Zak Finlay, James Hart and Mark Wallace battling it out for the top spots in qualifying. In the 17.5 class it was also very close between Dominic Skinner, Daniel Booker and Oli Meggitt so the finals were lining up to be very good. In the Modified A-main Olly kept the top spot, keeping Chris Grainger and Elliott Harper behind in second and third respectively.

Modified final results:
1. Olly Jefferies
2. Chris Grainger
3. Elliott Harper
4. Colin Price
5. John Pape
6. Merv Wignall
7. David Hall
8. Ben Gayson
9. Rob Chaldecott
10.Matthew White

13.5 Boosted had Zak Finlay taking the winning honours from James Hart with Lee Price rounding out the top 3 result. A special mention has to go to Florian Joos and his Father David, they made the trip from Belgium and he did great to make the 13.5 A-final. They both said they had a great time and look forward to competing in another round sometime.

Schumacher BTCC Rd5 – Report

13.5 Boosted final results:
1. Zak Finlay
2. James Hart
3. Lee Price
4. Marcus Askell
5. Chris Gunter
6. Daniel Blake
7. Florian Joos
8. Michael Bolt
9. Mark Wallace
10.Alex Brocklebank

Finally in 17.5 Blinky it was Dominic Skinner to take the day’s win in the A-final from Daniel Booker and Dace Ringsell.

Schumacher BTCC Rd5 – Report

17.5 Blinky final results:
1. Dominic Skinner
2. Daniel Booker
3. Dave Ringsell
4. Oli Meggitt
5. Adrian Sully
6. Keith Jenkins
7. Tony Cooke
8. Steve Bessent
9. Chris Graco
10.Paul Hill

Source: Schumacher []


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