Silverstone causes a stir with the weather - SJN Photography

Silverstone causes a stir with the weather

The 750 Motor Club raced at Silverstone National on the Saturday then onto Mallory for the Sunday. 11 formulae took part across the two days racing.


Silverstone saw mixed weather conditions, it stayed dry for the majority of the day until the Bernie V8s went out with the heavens opening for a short sharp shower before drying out again.


This didn’t last long with the F1000 cars heading out the hail storm descended providing tricky conditions with the drivers on slicks. Newcomer in the F1000 Piers Prior took victory in the changeable conditions in his first race finishing 9 seconds ahead of Rob Welham and Dan Gore having another strong outing in his first season. In the first of the F1000 races it was Matthew Booth continuing his form from Brands finishing ahead of Dan Clowes and Rob Welham completing a strong weekend for Rob.


Bikesports again saw changeable conditions and drivers on different tyres. Scott Mittell performed well in his new MC 41R finishing 3rd overall in the first race. Victory going the way of Josh Smith. Race two saw a new winner in the form of Charles Hall from Josh Smith and Joe Stables as drivers coped with the tricky conditions following a downpour.

The new Type R trophy raced for the first time with 10 drivers lining up. It was Stu Neale who won the first race by just 0.34 seconds from Simon Walker-Hansell and Dan Thackeray rounding out the podium. Race two saw the roles reversed for the top two, joining them on the podium was former Clio 182 racer Arron Sharp making a return to the 750 Motor Club in his nicely livered Honda.


RGB races went the way of Chippy Wesemael, race one saw him win by a big margin from Danny Andrew and Ryan Yarrow. In the second race Danny gave Chippy a run for his money finishing closely behind this time just 0.89 seconds behind with Ryan enjoying a double podium finish.


In the MR2 races another double winner in Shaun Traynor finishing ahead of Paul Cook who had a strong Donington weekend. Stuart Nicholls finished strongly in race one finishing 3rd overall and 1st in class C. Race two saw a stronger race for Cook finishing in 2nd only 0.22seconds behind Traynor with Nicholls again rounding out the podium.


The Bernie V8s enjoyed a 40 minute race which had a few weather changes and driver changes! It was Steve Ough who was victorious in his Crossle 9S from Cheng Lim in his RAM SC and Simon Cripps in his MGB roadster.


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