SuperCup goes to Norfolk!

Read the race report from Round 2 at Snetterton

  • SuperCup goes to Norfolk!


Read the race report from Round 2 at Snetterton

Qualifying painted a familiar picture at Snetterton, with the JK Motorsport BMW in the hands of Colin Tester setting an early pace. Steve Gales in the Seat EuroCup joined the pack and snatched top spot, but it was to be short lived, as a charge from Tester allowed him to regain his pole as the session progressed. Class S qualifying saw JK Motorsport once again up front with the two EuroCups of Mangoes Racing’s Darren Goes and Seriously Motorsport’s Steve Gales in second and third respectively.  Class A pole was claimed by Martyn Culley of Goblin Racing, ahead of fellow Seat, Brad Kaylor of SeatSport UK, who had to settle for second in class. Third in Class A was BStard Motorsport’s Chris Hoey in the VW Scirocco. In Class B it was 2018 Trackday Championship “Champion” Apple Car Centre on class pole, with Andy Ball and Stephen Moore of Team Bacon Butty, two places behind but second in class, followed by the Finsport Clio in Class B third.

As the lights went out, a solid start from the JK BMW, put Tester out in front on the run into the first corner. With the two SEAT EuroCup’s of Gales and Goes just behind. It was down to AutoRevive London pair of David Gardner and Chris Mills to begin a fight towards a Class S podium, having held fourth.

A characteristically good start from the GNB Racing BMW of Gary Burstow allowed him to push past his fellow Class A competitors to gain the class lead. Martyn Culley of Goblin Racing held off Brad Kaylor of SeatSport UK, as the BStard Motorsport Scirocco of Chris Hoey and Paul Ivens was hot on his heels in fourth.

With the Class B lead in the hands of Apple Car Centre, it was down to the Team Bacon Butty pair of Ball and Moore, to push forwards after the Clio. Chasing hard behind was team Finsport - Chequered Images, who were battling Sam Strong of Strong Racing. The pair traded third place, with Tait and Finlay finally regaining the position, leaving the Sam Strong to once again start the fight back.

Up front, the JK Motorsport BMW now held a seven second lead ahead of Mangoes Racing and the rest of the pack. Chris Mills for AutoRevive London was now in sight of third position as twenty minutes into the race, Seriously Motorsport’s Steve Gales looked to be slowing with a delaminated tyre coming out of Williams.

Class A’s, GNB Racing still held a solid first position in class ahead of the battle for second between Goblin Racing and BStard Motorsport. The battle came to ahead when BStard Motorsport ran wide into Agostini allowing Culley to slip up the inside line, and take Class A second.

In Class B the Bacon Butty Porsche and Finsport Clio were now head to head for the top spot. Stuck behind the two was Apple Car Centre’s Honeybone, who was waiting for a pit stop from either car to allow back to the class lead.

As the pit window opened, it was the Graves Motorsport BMW who blinked first, with Steve Gales of Seriously Motorsport being forced to pit next. Out front, Tester of JK Motorsport entered the pits to let partner Gurney start his stint. This gave the temporary lead to Goes in the Mangoes Racing SEAT before entering the pits himself. Next into the pits was the AutoRevive London BMW, followed by the GNB Racing BMW of Gary Burstow.

When the results came in it was the M3 of JK Motorsport who took the win, ahead of the Mangoes Racing Seat EuroCup. A mistake from the Seriously Motorsports Gales allowed the AutoRevive London M3 to slip through the gap up into third. Steve Gales in the second EuroCup having to settle for fourth over the line. Class A saw a well-deserved Gary Burstow of GNB Racing take first place. A close fought race saw Goblin Racing taking finish only a second ahead of BStard Motorsport’s Hoey and Ivens for second and third in class respectively. In Class B it was the Father and Son duo of Ray and Jordan Honeybone who took first place. Thorney Motorsport’s Callum Noble took second, just ahead of Tait and Finlay in the Finsport Clio who crossed the line for third in class.

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