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Race Report

Qualifying was a hard fought affair with the top nine cars covered by less than a second. It was however the Apple Car Centre Clio of Ray and Jordan Honeybone who won through ahead of James Goodall in the JRG Racing Golf and Darkside Developments in the Ibiza diesel. Class C pole was taken by newcomer to the Championship, Pro-AM Racing’s Scott Thompson, ahead of TDC regulars G&M Motorsport pair Sam Gay and Colin Tester. Simon Harrison rounded out the Class C top three in the Foz Motorsport Clio. Class D was controlled by the Fiestas, as first came the Greenstar/Supatune team of Rob Burnham and Tom Starkey ahead of KJL Motorsports Jamie Ward. Ronan Quinn was third in the Ronan Quinn Racing car.

From the start it was the Darkside Developments car that was first away, jumping the Apple Car Centre Clio from the second row of the grid.  The battle for the lead was fierce, and over the course of the opening lap JRG Racing, Apple Car Centre and G&M Motorsport fought for the podium positions. There was a frightening moment on the start line for Big Skidz Racing Team’s Kester Cook as his Fiesta stalled on the line and failed to get going, luckily the reactions of the cars behind avoided incident.

With the Class C leader mixed up in the battle for the lead, Scott Thompson in the Pro-AM Clio was able to find a gap ahead of Class C third Simon Harrison in the Foz Clio and the White Knight Civic in fourth. Class D remained in the hands of the Fiestas, with the top three reaming unchanged from qualifying over the opening section of the race. Beaufort racings Shaun Andrews and Clive Goldthorpe had an outstanding start however up from tenth in class to fifth in the early stages.

Just as the drivers readied for the pit window, the safety car appeared to recover the Clio or Pro-Am Racing’s Scott Thompson, who had been helped into the gravel trap at Redgate. The drivers waited for the Pit Window signal, but it wasn’t to come as the Safety Car peeled into the pit lane as the signal was given. This halted the expected rush to the pit lane while the teams waited to see what happened next.

First to blink was Bigskidz Racing Team, as Kester Cook brought the Fiesta into the pits, in an attempt to jump back in front of some of the cars lost out to at the start.  Also in the pits at this time was the podium placed KJL motorsport Fiesta of Ward and the Renault Clio of Team Norfolk and Kevin Stirling.

Once the dust settled from the pit window, it was the Darkside Developments car that remained in the lead, chased down by the JRG Racing Golf of James Goodall and a flying Kester Cook in the Bigskidz Fiesta. Simon Harrison in the Foz motorsport Clio had now emerged in the lead of Class C, ahead of G&M Motorsport, who had a small buffer to Oliver Owen in the OllySport Renault Clio in third.  In Class D the Greenstar/Supatune Fiesta had jumped the pack and were running in front of Neal Foster in the Foz motorsport Clio and early pace setter Ward in the KJL car.

As the flag came down the Darkside Developments car had done just enough to take the win. A recovering Cook in the Bigskidz Fiesta threw all he had at it but had to settle for second, taking James Goodall in the Golf with three laps to go. Goodall had a comfortable third in Class B. The Class C win was claimed by Simon Harrison in the Foz Motorsport Clio, ahead of the G&M Motorsport pair of Sam Gay and Colin Tester. A big late effort by the White Knight Racing team of Aaron Harding and Dave Slater saw them to third and the final class podium position in the dying laps.

Jamie Ward in the KJL Motorsport Fiesta took the Class D win, albeit not on the track as the Greenstar/Supatune Fiesta was handed a 30 second penalty for a short pit stop and finished second in class as a result. Third in class went to 2019 Class D winner Jack Youhill, with a characteristically strong and consistent performance.

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1Team DarksideB35
2Bigskidz Racing TeamB32
3JRG RacingB30
4Foz MotorsportC28
5G&M MotorsportC24
6Apple Car CentreB24
7Norfolk CarsB21
8Saxon MotorsportB18
9Team NorfolkB15
10FTP MotorsportB12
11White Knight RacingC11
12Holmeswood MotorsportC8
13Lego Racing - 88 EnergyB5
15KJL MotorsportD7
16Greenstar Racing - SupatuneD8
17G&M MotorsportC1
1893R MotorsportD6
19Supatune MotorsportD6
20Supatune MotorsportD6
21Foz MotorsportD6
22Box Fast RacingD6
23SGR RacingD6
24Beaufort RacingD5
25Old Boy RacingD4
26Moores MotorsD3
27Finsport, Premier RacingB1
28Ginrace - SupatuneD2
29Moores MotorsD1
30Pro-Am RacingC1
31Ronan Quinn RacingDDNF
32LWD RacingCDNF
33Foz MotorsportCDNF
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.

Race Report

There was a dramatic start to race day, with the early withdrawal of Donington Park Championship front runner JRG Racings James Goodall, who ended the day before it began with technical gremlins. Goodall wasn’t the only car with problems though as the Darkside Developments Seat Ibiza struggled to find form with geometry problems. It was the Championship newcomer Ben Davis, in the Foz Motorsport who took advantage of the gap at the front with a pole time just two tenths of a second ahead of the Norfolk Cars Mini of Neal Clarke and Andy Langley, Chris Howes-Roberts in the Lego Racing 88 Energy Honda Integra rounded out the Class B and overall top three. Foz Motorsport took Class C pole as well with Pete Bennett heading the campaign in that class. The Honda Civic of G&M Motorsports Colin Tester and Sam Gay became the meat in the Class C Foz Motorsport sandwich, with a late effort to take second just ahead of Simon Harrisons Foz Motorsport Clio in third. Class D was dominated by the Fiestas with Ronan Quinn taking the top spot in the Ronan Quinn Racing car, ahead of Tom Starkey in the Greenstar – Supatune car, Phil burden in the sister Supatune car rounded out the top three in Class D.

When the lights went out, the front row of Davis in the Clio and Langley and Clarke in the Mini got away well, but a stalled car on the second row scattered the field. This allowed the Apple Car Centre Clio to climb from seventh, to fourth, and third in Class B just behind the now Class C leader G&M Motorsport who was now in third on the road after finding a way past the Lego Racing Integra round the outside of turn one. The Class C Pole sitter Bennett in the Foz Motorsport Clio managed to hold second in Class C ahead of the sister Foz Clio of Harrison. Class D leaders Quinn and Starkey, second also managed to stay clear of the stalled car, but it was the 93R Motorsport and the Beaufort Fiestas who got the best from the start as they found themselves in third and fourth when the safety car appeared at the end of the opening lap.

As the leaders rounded bombhole corner, the safety car was called to clear the stricken car on the start line.

With the lights on the safety car out, Davis in the lead Foz Motorsport Clio backed the pack up and waited for his moment. That moment came just a corner later at Coram, when a sprinting Davis caught the pack napping only taking the Norfolk Cars Mini with him, albeit a car and a half length behind. Apple Car Centre was pushing hard to catch the leaders, and made their way to third ahead of the Class C leaders G&M Motorsport. This clear air instantly brought the Apple Clio on the pace, and they started closing the gap to the second placed Norfolk Cars Mini. With Lego Racing on their own for fourth in Class B, the battle for fifth down was heating up! With the FTP Motorsport, Redseal Racing, LWD Racing, FinSport Premier Racing and Saxon Motorsport all trying to stake their claim on the “best of the rest” position. Going into the pit stops, it was the Redseal racing BMW of Daniel and Patrick Seal who held the position, ahead of FTP Motorsports Chris Payne.

The Class C lead was held by the Civic of G&M Motorsport, ahead of the chasing Foz Motorsport Clio’s. Pushing hard Bennet in the Clio was trading lap times with the G&M car for most of the first stint of the race, while sister Foz Motorsport Clio was under mounting pressure from the Pro-Am Clio of Thompson and Johansson behind in fourth in class. This was how it stayed until the pit stop window opened, but with the gaps coming down, a good stop would be crucial.

The good start from 2018 Class D Champion 93R Racing saw Jack Youhill hold third in class behind the Fiesta of Starkey until the pit stops. Just behind the Beaufort car fought valiantly, but the Supatune Fiesta of Phil Burden eventually found a way through, as did Mike Devine in the Old Boy Racing Fiesta with a move on the Beaufort Fiesta under pressure in Hamilton Corner. This is how it stayed until the pit stops, with an early stop for the Beaufort car.

When the dust had settled from the pit stops, it was the Davis Foz Motorsport Clio who emerged in the lead. Apple Car center had climbed to second in pit stops ahead of the Norfolk Cars Mini. Fourth in Class B was safe with Lego Racing. Class C had also seen a change in the pits, with the Foz motorsport Clio of Bennett jumping the G&M Civic to take a class lead for the first time in the race. Pro-Am Racing’s Thompson and Johansson had also climbed to third with the retirement of Harrison from the podium place. The top two in Class D remained the same, while third place fell to Burden who had managed to the cutback Youhill with an early stop. 

When the flag came down, it was the Clio of Foz Motorsport’s Ben Davis who took his debut TDC win ahead of the Clio of Apple Car Centre. Third in class was held by Norfolk Cars ahead of the Lego Racing – 88 Energy Integra of Howes-Roberts, who had been pushing hard to close the gap following a drive through penalty for the Mini. Class C was won again by Foz Motorsport this time at the hands of Pete Bennett, ahead of the G&M Motorsport Civic Type R and the Pro-AM Clio in third. Class D finished as it started, with Ronan Quinn in the Ronan Quinn Racing Fiesta taking the class win ahead of second places Tom Starkey and Phil Burden in third, four tenths of a second ahead of Youhill in fourth.

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1R-Tech Welding RacingB37  
2Apple Car CentreB32
3Foz MotorsportC30
4Norfolk CarsB27
5Lego Racing - 88 EnergyB25
6G&M MotorsportC24 
7Pro-Am RacingC20
8Finsport, Premier RacingB19
9Team NorfolkB16
10FTP MotorsportB13
11Saxon MotorsportB10
12White Knight RacingC9
13LWD RacingC6
14Roca RacingC4
15Team DarksideB3
16Ronan Quinn RacingD8  
17Greenstar Racing - SupatuneD6
18Team Bacon Butty RacingC1
19Supatune MotorsportD6
2093R MotorsportD6
21Toad MotorsportB1
22Old Boy RacingD6
23Supatune MotorsportD6
24Foz MotorsportD5
25Beaufort RacingD4
26Moores MotorsD3
27Ginrace - SupatuneD2
28Moores MotorsD1
29Red Seal RacingBDNF
30Foz MotorsportCDNF
31Team Banana RacingCDNF
32Bigskidz Racing TeamBDNF
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.

Race Report

Qualifying was challenging at Oulton Park with rain throughout. Despite the conditions, Class B’s Ben Davis who took the top spot with an early lap in the Foz Motorsport Clio. Second in class went to Kester Cook, from fifth overall, with Team Norfolk’s Kevin Stirling taking third in class. Pete Bennett in the second Foz Motorsport Clio tool Class C pole, a second ahead of Simon Harrison in the second Foz Motorsport Class C challenger. Third in Class C went to David Slater in the White Knight Civic. Class D qualifying saw Ronan Quinn on top, with the duo of Tom Starkey and Rob Burnham in second in the Greenstar Racing Fiesta. Neal Foster in the fourth Foz Motorsport Clio finished the session in Class D third.

When the lights went out it was Davis in the pole sitting Foz motorsport Clio who got away best, closely followed by Class C leader Bennett in the sister Foz car. A good start from Cook in the Fiesta from fifth saw the Big Skidz car split the Foz Motorsport Clio’s to take third just ahead of Harrison.

Class D leader Ronan Quinn, managed to gain two places from the start, to take his Fiesta to sixth overall, ahead of Class rivals Greenstar Supatune, who in turn were able to hold off the Class D Foz Motorsport who was best of the rest in the Class D pack including 93R’s Jack Youhill, Beaufort Racing pair of Goldthorpe and Andrews and Old Boy Racing’s Mike Devine.

As the race moved on, Davis’ lead looked comfortable, able to manage the gap to Class B rival Cook, still third overall. Team Norfolk, third in class, were coming under increased pressure from Lego Racing and Team Darkside respectively.

Second on the road and leading Class C was still Bennett, although the real movement was from the G&M Motorsport Civic driven by Sam Gay and Colin Tester, now in second in class and who in the early part of the race was consistently the fastest Class C car on track. Foz Motorsports Harrison and White Knight Racings Harding and Slater were still fighting hard for third in class.

As the pit window opened, the safety car was brought out, causing a flurry of activity in the pits.

When the dust settled from the pit window, it was the Class C G&M Civic that lead the pack ahead of the Team Darkside Ibiza from Class B. Davis the early leader fell afoul of the pit stops during the safety car period reemerging just outside of the top twenty! This elevated The Team Norfolk Car of Kevin Stirling to second in class, and the Honeybone Clio of Ray and Jordan Honeybone to third in class, just ahead of Neil House it his Holmeswood Motorsport Clio.

The car on the move now however was the Class C Clio of Foz Motorsports Harrison, who was now fastest car on the circuit and chasing the lead pair.

Quinn in the Class D Fiesta was still out front, ahead of the Greenstar Supatune Fiesta and the 93R Fiesta of Youhill, who had managed to gap the remaining Class D pack through the pit window.

In the final laps, it was Harrison of Foz Motorsport who managed to catch and pass the G&M Motorsport to take a hard fought win in the Class C Clio. G&M crossed the line in second with White Knight Racing completing a top three whitewash from Class C.

Able to hold onto the Class lead, the Team Darkside Ibiza won Class B, ahead of Team Norfolk, and Apple Car Centre in the Clio’s. A great recovery drive saw early pace setter Davis cross the line fourth in class.

Class D was a lights to flag victory for Ronan Quinn in the Fiesta, ahead of the Greenstar Supatune pair of Burnham and Starkey. Youhill held third in class in the 93R Fiesta ahead of Beaufort Racing in fourth.

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1Foz MotorsportC35
2G&M MotorsportC32
3Foz MotorsportC31  
4Team DarksideB27
5Ronan Quinn RacingD27  
6Team NorfolkB23
7White Knight RacingC20
8Apple Car CentreB19
9R-Tech Welding RacingB19  
10Norfolk CarsB14
11Greenstar Racing - SupatuneD13
12Holmeswood MotorsportC9
13Lego Racing - 88 EnergyB7
14Team Bacon Butty RacingC5
15Bigskidz Racing TeamB4
1693R MotorsportD5
17Red Seal RacingB2
18Beaufort RacingD4
19Pro-Am RacingC2
20Supatune MotorsportD3
21Finsport, Premier RacingB1
22Foz MotorsportD2
23Old Boy RacingD1
24LWD RacingC1
25Ginrace - SupatuneDDNF
26Moores MotorsDDNF
27Saxon MotorsportBDNF
28JRG RacingBDNF
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.

Race Report

Qualifying was a hard fought affair, with multiple teams taking a claim of the top spot during the session. When all was said and done though it was David Graves of Graves Motorsport on pole, ahead of Apple Car Centre pair Ray and Jordan Honeybone. Snetterton and Oulton Park pole sitter Ben Davis took third. In Class C Foz Motorsports Simon Harrison took the class pole, ahead of the sister Foz Clio at the hands of Pete Bennett. G&M Motorsport’s Sam Gay took third in class. Ronan Quinn took another class pole in Class D, replicating his brilliant lap at Oulton Park. Supatune run cars dominated the top of the class, with a second on the grid for Tom Starkey and Rob Burnham, and Matt Wright in the Puma qualifying third in class.

When the lights went out, it was the FTP Motorsport Caterham that got of the line first, able to jump the Clio’s ahead to follow the pole sitting Graves BMW into Paddock Hill. With the train following the leaders up to Druids, a moment of drama saw the Supatune Fiesta of Starkey and Burnham stop under the bridge. This brought out an early Safety Car as the fiesta was recovered.

After the restart, Davis in the Foz Motorsport Clio managed to put a string of good laps together to jump the Apple Car Centre Clio. Technical gremlins then took hold as the Apple Car Centre Car was then passed by BigSkidz Race Fiesta, and Team Darkside in the Ibiza. The Apple Car Centre Clio retired after the pit stops.

Class C was led by the Foz Motorsport Clio's. Pete Bennett in the 144 Clio taking the chase to the Class B cars ahead. G&M Motorsport’s Sam Gay was holding a strong third in class ahead of Team Banana’s Will Jackson-Moore and Roca Racings Paul Simpson fighting for fourth. Class D saw Ronan Quinn out in front from the restart, with the Puma of Supatune’s Matt Wright close in second. The pair had a small advantage over Steven Kelly in the SGR Racing Clio and Jack Youhill in the 93R Motorsport Fiesta, who were running third and forth.

As the cars readied for the pit stop window, the FTP Motorsport Caterham managed to find a way past the Graves motorsport BMW. This also allowed Davis in the Foz Motorsport Clio past, prompting David Graves to come into the pits for a stop now that the pit window was open. In Class C it was Simon Harrison in the pits first, followed by Pete Bennett after an off on the GP loop. This gave a temporary lead to the G&M Motorsport car.

As the dust settled from the pit stops, it was the Kester Cook in the Big Skidz Fiesta who had jumped the leaders from back in fourth, the early stopping Fiesta making the most of running in clear air with the leaders in the pits. The early challenge to Cook came from Davis in the Foz Clio, but with the late pace of the FTP Caterham looked strong. Chris Payne in the FTP Motorsport Caterham managed to catch the back of the lead Fiesta with just four laps to go! As the lead pair traded lap times, it was clear that all was not well with. At the start of the last lap, Cook pulled off at Paddock Hill to confirm this and retire from the race. The win was FTP Motorsports. Chris Payne crossed the line to win the Caterham’s first TDC race, ahead of Ben Davies for Foz Motorsport in second. David Graves took third.

The Class C leaders had swapped in the pits, with Simon Harrison now leading Pete Bennett. Paul Simpson was now a close third, Pro-Am Racing and White Knight racing Civic of Aaron Harding close behind. Despite trading lap times right to the wire, Simon Harrison was able to take the win, ahead of Foz sister car of Pete Bennett. Paul Simpson of Roca Racing came third in Class, ahead of Pro-Am Racing in fourth.

In Class D Ronan Quinn emerged from the pit window still in the class lead, Matt Wright still in second. It had changed for fourth though with Phil Burden in the Supatune Fiesta now ahead of SGR Racing’s Steven Kelly. Kelly was able to pass the Fiesta to regain fourth, but this was all he could muster as the battle had allowed 93R Motorsports Youhill to escape up the road and hold third in class. It was soon to be all change for the lead as well, as an issue for long time Class D leader Ronan Quinn Racing caused him to slow losing the class lead, and win to Matt Wright in the Supatune Puma on the last lap of the race.

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1FTP MotorsportB36 
2R-Tech Welding RacingB32
3Graves MotorsportB30 
4Team DarksideB27
5Foz MotorsportC26 
6Team NorfolkB22
7Foz MotorsportC21
8Red Seal RacingB17
9Roca RacingC18 
10Pro-Am RacingC15
11Norfolk CarsB10
12Finsport, Premier RacingB7
13LWD RacingC8
14G&M MotorsportC6
15Simply Car Sales - Daniels MotorsportB2
16White Knight RacingC3
17Supatune MotorsportD6
18Ronan Quinn RacingD8  
1993R MotorsportD6
20SGR RacingD5
22Team Banana RacingC1
23Supatune MotorsportD4
24Old Boy RacingD3
25Beaufort RacingD2
26Moores MotorsD1
27Bigskidz Racing TeamBDNF
28Strong Racing w/ Graves MotorsportBDNF
29Lego Racing - 88 EnergyBDNF
30Apple Car CentreBDNF
31Greenstar Racing - SupatuneDDNF
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.

Race Report

Qualifying seemed quite straight forward, as despite some early trading of times, Luke Reade Racing in the BMW 130i managed to set an good mid session lap that held the top spot to take his maiden pole in TDC. Second was claimed by Kester Cook or Bigskidz Racing, just one tenth ahead of Championship newcomer, Bradley Burns in the Foz Motorsport Clio. The times were so close behind Reade’s BMW, that second to tenth were covered by only a second. Class C pole was taken by the Bacon Butty pairing of Andy Ball and Thomas Moore, ahead of Pro-Am Racing’s Ben Johansson and Scott Thompson. Third in class was G&M Motorsport’s Sam Gay. Class D pole went to Greenstar-Supatune pair Tom Starkey and Rob Burnham, ahead of Ronan Quinn Racing’s Fiesta in second in class, and Supatunes Phil Burden in a Fiesta clean sweep.  

When the lights went out, it was the RWD BMW of Luke Reade Racing that got away best, able to beat the Fiesta of Bigskidz Racing Team into turn one. Over the opening stages of the race, the lead pack traded places, and lap times, but Reade always managed to be in front on the top straights. Cook in the Fiesta lost out in the early stage of the race, dropping to fourth over the first lap and then to fifth as Ben Davis in the Clio found his way past. Good pace from Championship newcomer Bradley Burns saw him establish himself in second place as the chasing pack, now lead by Team Darkside in third, slowed each other while battling for the last podium place. By the time the pit stop window opened, it was Reade still out front, with Burns in the Foz Motorsport Clio, just ahead of Davis in the sister Foz Clio. Cook in the Bigskidz Fiesta had recovered to fourth in class.

In Class C, Team Bacon Butty Porsche managed to maintain their qualifying class lead over the opening stages. Second in class on the grid, Pro-Am racing, had dropped down the field in the opening lap, allowing Championship contenders G&M Motorsport into second in class, ahead of Pete Bennett’s Foz Motorsport Clio, third. The White Knight Civic at the hands of Aaron Harding and David Slater was now in fourth in class, but under mounting pressure as the race went on. This pressure came from a recovering Pro-Am Racing, and also Simon Harrison in the sister Foz motorsport Clio. The race for the fourth raged on until the pit stop window, with Foz Motorsport able to jump the Pro-Am Clio just one lap before the window opened. This was to be a good lap for the Foz motorsport Clio’s, as in the pound seats Pete Bennett also managed to find a way past Sam Gay in the G&M Racing Civic for second in class.

From the start, Class D’s pole sitter managed to stay at the front of the field, but only for the first lap as technical gremlins saw the Greenstar – Supatune Fiesta fall down the field and then out of the race at the end of the second lap. This left the championship leader Ronan Quinn at the front of the class, albeit with mounting pressure from 93R’s Jack Youhill and Supatune’s sister Fiesta at the hands of Phil Burden. As the pit stop window neared, with Quinn out in front, Burden found a way past the Youhill Fiesta to claim second in class.   

With the dust settled from the pit window, the lead pack were now less than a second apart again. Still lead by Reade in the BMW, from Burns and Davis, but now with Cook right behind and the Caterham of FTP’s Chris Payne closing, it was five for the lead. The leaders traded lap times, with Reade once again able to slowly stretch the gap while the chasing pack slowed each other down. With only a handful of laps left, Cook in the fiesta managed to ale a move for third, as Davis slowed with an intermittent misfire. This was enough to stretch the pack and allow Reade a maiden win, ahead of Burns in the Foz Motorsport Clio in second and Cook in the Fiesta in third. Fourth fell to Apple Car Centre pair Ray and Jordan Honeybone, who managed to pip Payne in the Caterham with two laps left.

In Class C, the battle between G&M Motorsport and Foz Motorsport continued, but this time the Foz challenger was Simon Harrison, able to take advantage of a good stop and some clear air. This battle was now for the lead however, as a long stop from early leaders Team Bacon Butty meant they had fallen down the table to fifth in class. The battle for the lead went right to the wire as the Gay and Harrison traded lap times, but despite keeping the lead on the road Gay lost the class win after a penalty for track limits, giving Harrison a class win to Foz motorsport. White Knight Racing took third following a technical problem post-race. Team Bacon Butty Racing had to settle for fourth in class.

Quinn in Class D maintained the lead post pit stops, and with the retirement of Burden following technical gremlins looked to have a comfortable lead over his rivals. Not to be deterred, Youhill in the 93R Racing Fiesta pushed hard, but it wasn’t to be. Quinn took the class win, ahead of Youhill and Mike Devine from Old Boy Racing in third in class.

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1Luke Reade RacingB36
2FOZ Motorsport B32
3Bigskidz Racing TeamB29
4Apple Car CentreB27
5FTP MotorsportB27
6Team DarksideB22
7R-Tech Welding RacingB19
8SW MotorsportsB16
9Foz MotorsportC17
10G&M MotorsportC15
11White Knight RacingC12
12Team Bacon Butty RacingC11
13Team Banana RacingC6
14Finsport, Premier RacingB4
15Pro-Am RacingC3
16Ronan Quinn RacingD5
17LWD RacingC1
1893R MotorsportD3
19Team NorfolkB1
20Old Boy RacingD2
21Beaufort RacingD1
22Simply Car Sales - Daniels MotorsportBDNF
23Supatune MotorsportDDNF
24Greenstar Racing - SupatuneD1
25JRG RacingBDNF
26Foz MotorsportC0
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.

Race Report

Bradley Burns for Foz motorsport took his first TDC Zandvoort pole, just ahead of RedSeal Racings BMW. The R-tech Welding team od Ben Davis and Andy Jordan came third in class showing the pace of the Clio’s on the Dutch circuit. Pole in Class C was Foz Motorsport sister Clio Simon Harrison, ahead of Championship rival G&M Motorsports Sam Gay and Colin Tester. Class D was an all Fiesta affair, with Ronan Quinn talking pole in class, with Jack Youhill in third ahead of Shaun Andrews and Clive Goldthorpe in third.

When the lights went out, it was a characteristic start from the BMW’s with both the Thorney Motorsport and RedSeal Racing cars making gains from the start. The star at the start was Bradley Burns however, managing to jump the Pole Sitter Gales in the Seat EuroCup to take an early race lead.

Over the opening laps, the RedSeal Racing BMW managed to climb to fourth, finding a way past not only the Team Darkside Ibiza and then the R-Tech Welding Clio in the process. This eventually created a four-way battle for the final podium position, as Thorney Motorsport in third slowed the RedSeal car defended, which allowed the R-Tech Welding Clio and the Team Darkside Ibiza back into contention.

Just behind the pack, Simon Harrison in the Foz motorsport Class C lead managed to find a way past the Apple Car Centre Clio of Ray and Jordan Honeybone. Crucially this put another car between Foz and Championship contenders In front but unable to get away the Clio’s battled until the opening of the pit stop window.

Class D leader Ronan Quinn from Ronan Quinn Racing, managed to gap the opposition and entered the pits ahead of the 93R Motorsport and Beaufort Racing Fiestas.

With the pit stop window closed, the race to the finish line was on. Early pace setter Bradley Burns managed to pull out a lead over his Class B rival RedSeal Racing, and although Guest Steve Gales crossed the line first, the TDC win went to Bradley Burns, RedSeal Racing came second, with Darkside Developments taking third. Class C front runner Simon Harrison also managed to convert his pace into a class win, taking first in Class C ahead of the Team of Sam Gay and Colin Tester in the G&M Honda, and Nicholas Jackson, who despite technical dramas with the Mini managed to limp over the line in third.

Class D was taken by the Fiesta of Ronan Quinn Racing, ahead of Jack Youhill second, and the team of Andrews and Goldthorpe in third.  

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1FOZ Motorsport B36 
2Red Seal RacingB33 
3Team DarksideB28
4Foz MotorsportC27  
5R-Tech Welding RacingB23
6Apple Car CentreB20
7G&M MotorsportC18
8Finsport, Chequered ImagesB15
9Finsport, Premier RacingB12
10Moores MotorsC11
11LWD RacingC8
12Ronan Quinn RacingD10  
1393R MotorsportD5
14Beaufort RacingD3
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.

Race Report

It was Davis in the R-Tech Welding Racing Clio who took pole, ahead of his Championship rivals Jordan Honeybone, second in class and third on the road, and Scott Parkin who had to settle for fifth on the road, albeit third in class. Class C “pole” sites, The Honda at the hands of Sam Gay and Colin Tester, claimed some Class B scalps to take second on the road, ahead of Simon Harrison second in class and the pair of Ben Johansson and Scott Thompson who were third in class and just inside the overall top ten. Class D front runner Ronan Quinn once again took Class pole, ahead of Rob Burnham in second just a tenth behind, and Matt Wright in Class D third.

When the lights went out, it was the Clio of Davis that got away best. A great opening sting from the Darkside Developments car saw them climb to second from fifth on the road, just ahead of Jordan Honeybone in the Clio. Class C leader, Sam Gay and Colin Tester fell to fourth over the opening laps, just ahead of Class C rival Simon Harrison in the Foz Clio. A great start for Ronan Quinn in Class D brought him up to sixth, leading class ahead of Rob Burnham second in Class D and Matt Wright, who was under mounting pressure from the Fiesta of Jack Youhill fourth in class.

An early safety car neutralized the race, while the Fiesta of Class D challenger Rob Burnham was recovered from an excursion in the gravel trap.

With the Fiesta now clear the race to the pit stop window was on. Up front, it was Davis in the Clio defending from Scott Parkin, with the part trading lap times less than a second apart. This was how it continued until the window opened and the lead pack jumped for the pits ahead of a second safety car period. The Class C battle was eased when the Honda of Gay and Tester pitted for a puncture, allowing Harrison to escape down the road ahead of Gary Littlewood in and Thompson/Johansson in second and third in class respectively, this is who they stayed until the pit window opened. With Burnham now out of the race Ronan Quinn managed to gap the opposition, with Wright in the Puma and Youhill focusing on the battle for the second place on the podium.

When the dust settled from the pit stop window, it was Davis out in front still, with Parkin just behind. But now thanks to a stop under the safety car, the Caterham of Chris Payne was right there with them. Defend as he might, Davis was unable to keep Payne behind and the Caterham passed for the lead in the latter stages of the race. Davis was also stung with a drive through penalty relegating him to third in class behind Parkin’s Ibiza. This was enough to give the Caterham a convincing lead, and Payne took the final win of the season at Brands Hatch, ahead of Parkin who took second along with the TDC championship. Davis had to settle for third.

Class C leader was able to maintain the gap to second place to maintain the lead and take the win over the line and the Class title. A dramatic end to the race saw the Clio of Johansson and Thompson receive a stop go penalty for a short stop and Littlewood in the Fiesta retire with technical issues. This promoted Paul Simpson in the Porsche to second in class, while the recovering Clio of Thompson and Johansson had to settle for third.

Ronan Quinn took another win in Class D in the Fiesta, also claiming the class title. A good final stint from Steven Kelly and Shaun Haddrell saw them climb to second in class, pipping Matt Wright despite the Puma being the faster car in the latter stages of the race.

Race Results

Pos Name Class Pts
1FTP MotorsportB36 
2Team DarksideB31
3R-Tech Welding RacingB28
4Saxon MotorsportB24
5Foz MotorsportC23
6Red Seal RacingB19
7Ronan Quinn RacingD22
8Roca RacingC16
9SGR RacingD18
10Supatune MotorsportD14
11Pro-Am RacingC9
1293R MotorsportD9
13Beaufort RacingD6
14Supatune MotorsportD4
15Old Boy RacingD2
16Apple Car CentreB1
17G&M MotorsportC3
18LWD RacingCDNF
19Greenstar Racing - SupatuneDDNF
 Penalty points applied.  Fastest lap during qualifying.  Fastest lap during race.
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