Great & British Dunlop Festival


The Great & British Dunlop Motorsport Festival delivered another fare of top class racing with plenty of exciting and sometimes controversial close combat at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.

It’s all still to play for in the Radical UK Cup with the honours shared between the top two championship rivals, the pairings of Terence Woodward and Ross Kaiser in the 360 Racing SR8 and Derek Johnston and Stuart Moseley both enjoying a win apiece in the Masters class. In the Supersport category Jamie Patterson took the spoils in race one but was ousted in race two by the pairing of Roger Bromiley and Rob Wheldon.

It was a mixed Bank holiday for Mini Challenge series leader Martin Depper. Having won race one to extend his overall championship lead, any hopes of a repeat in race two were immediately scuppered when he went off at Druids. His departure left the way clear for title rival Jack Stanford to romp to victory in an incident packed race, which saw the Safety Car introduced twice throughout proceedings.

In the Club class category Graham Parsons was rarely troubled as he took the flag in race one but he had to settle for third in race two which was won by Anthony Williams

Simon Shaw made a return to winning ways and quite convincingly as well, as he won the Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup race, which was run for the first time as an endurance event. He comfortably took the flag ahead of John Allison with Group A Championship leader Simon Gusterson third. In Group B no repeat of the Donington win for Boyzone singer Shane Lynch as he finished as runner-up to Leyton Clarke while the pairing of Jason Richardson and Stuart Clarke took top spot in Group C.

The racing is part of the Great & British Dunlop Motorsport Festival, highlights of which will be shown in the very near future on Sky Sports and Motors TV channels.