The MSV SuperCup kicked off its 2021 campaign at Donington Park at the weekend with a thrilling 45-minute showcase of lights-to-flag action.
A tense qualifying session saw the Nick Jackson/Ollie Pidgley and Darren Goes swap fastest laps back to back, however the Seat Supercopa wheelmen wouldn’t be denied pole position with an unbeatable lap time of 1:15.662s late on in the session. Goes lined up second on the grid making an all-Seat Class S front row.
The opening lap saw a clean getaway for Jackson/Pigdley however by the end of the next tour round a hard-charging Darren Goes had fought back and taken control of the race. Goes attempted to distance himself up the road but Jackson/Pidgley would keep their presence known, always within a few seconds from the race leader.
Goes drove a solid race and lead the pack until the end of lap 19 where he dived into the pits to complete his regulation pit stop. Callum Noble temporarily enjoyed time at the front of the field before also taking to the pits himself, handing the race lead back to Goes. Despite his blistering pace and finishing first on the road Goes would go on to place fifth due to a penalty for a short pit stop, handing the top step of the podium to Jackson/Pidgley. Scott Parkin/Ryan Parkin secured second, also taking the Class A win, followed by previous race-leader Callum Noble. Patrick Seal/Daniel Seal finished the race in fourth, narrowly edging out Goes in fifth.
Other standout performances include Sam Gay/Colin Tester who started from sixteenth on the grid, completing the race in eighth
Sam Gay/Colin Tester started the race from sixteenth on the grid however a strong showing from the pair resulted in an eighth place finish and the Class B win. Ben Williams also enjoyed success, taking home Class G honours.
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