SBD MOTORSPORT MSA British Sprint Championship - Round 12, Colerne
Matt Oliver could only finish second despite having qualified fastest for the SBD Motorsport MSA British Sprint Championship run-off and extracting the maximum performance possible from the Gould.
Oliver's two runs were spectacular as he scythed through the cones however they were overshadowed by Stewart Robb Jnr. The young Scot, who was on his first visit to Colerne, began the day steadily and built up his pace. He qualified second, then broke the record on his first attempt, but his second run was even more impressive as he became the first competitor to dip below the 60 second mark. He now takes a four point lead into the final round at Cadwell Park in September.
After a fraught season peppered with transmission failures Terry Holmes charged up to third; the Chichester chip shop owner remains sixth overall but his resurgence of form bodes well for Cadwell. The father & son team of David & Scott Pillinger used their local knowledge to score well as young Scott took a creditable seventh just ahead of his father.
1 Stewart Robb Jnr (4.0 Pilbeam-Judd MP88) 59.40secs;
2 Matt Oliver (4.0 Gould-Judd GR37) 62.07secs;
3 Terry Holmes (3.5 Lola-Judd T90/00) 63.44secs;
4 Stewart Robb Snr (4.0 Pilbeam-Judd MP88) 63.93secs;
5 Mark Smith (2.0 Reynard-Vauxhall 903) 64.88secs;
6 Steve Broughton (1.4 OMS-Suzuki CF07) 65.65secs;
7 Scott Pillinger (1.3 Royale-Suzuki RP27) 67.90secs;
8 David Pillinger (1.3 Royale-Suzuki RP27) 68.68secs;
9 Steve Miles (2.0 Van Diemen-Zetec RF96M) 69.71secs;
10 Phil Lynch (3.2 Ralt-Judd RT37) 69.87secs;
11 Jonathan Toulmin (1.1 Marengo-Suzuki 2) 70.22secs;
David Sims (2.0 Ralt-Duratec RT34/5) DNS - Driveshaft.