TCR’s Matt Chapman and Xentek’s Ollie Chawick battled throughout the whole race with Chadwick leading until Chapman pulled off a last lap daring move on the championship leader to take the win. By Chapman winning the first race it ensured Chadwick did not clinch the title. Chapman got a good start off the line and he kept the lead into the first corner, Chadwick slotted in behind. Ryan Hadfield got a good start and managed to pass his brother off the line to move into third although he was unable to challenge the leaders. Chapman was not able to show the pace he had during qualifying and found himself quickly under pressure from Chadwick. The top two managed to break away from the chasing pack.
Back in third place Ryan Hadfield was unable to break the tow from brother Jonathan. The gap to the leaders began getting bigger and bigger, Jonathan took the decision to pass Ryan and take third. Ryan fought back and finished the race in third place. With just a few laps of the race remaining Chadwick took the lead of the race and looked to be about to take the win. This was until Chapman made a risky move to take the victory on the last lap of the race.
This gave Chapman his second win of the season, Chadwick finished in second followed by Ryan Hadfield in third with brother Jonathan taking fourth. Jack Minshaw took fifth ahead of Nick Zapolski in sixth with Mohammed Elsminy in seventh and Andy Richardson in eighth.
In the GRDC+ class it was Richard Evans who took the win as pole man Adrian Campbell-Smith got a poor start off the line and dropped back into the middle of the pack. He eventually recovered to finish the race in second place in the GRDC+ class with Shawn Fleming rounding out the podium positions.
©Fay Tilley 9th July 2016.