Jaguar (JEC) Racing – Brands Hatch – 1st June 2014

Classic Spares/Toyo Tires Jaguar Saloon & GT Championship – Round 5
Report by Terry Dye & Roger Gage
Pictures by Chris, Nick and Roger Gage

Fluid on the track led to multiple spins and avoidance tactics!


The start was no less impressive than the day before, but this time there was contact in the pack, which sidelined Colin Philpot and Philip Comer and, later, fluid on the track led to multiple spins as drivers fought off opponents whilst coping with slippery conditions.  Merrett’s tyres were going off and a big spin at Paddock left him in the middle of the track,requiring brilliant avoidance from Squires, definitely a man to watch.

In a repeat of race one,a huge battle between Howard,Clarke, and Barclay was resolved just before the end when Howard chose the wrong side to avoid an out of shape back marker and this allowed Barclay and Clarke through,demoting Howard to third with no time to recover.

Of all the battles during the weekend, that between Pearce, Hill, Connew, Morrant, Lenthall and Jeffery, proved to be absolutely riveting.

Richard Knott, in only his second race, won Class A adding to his “Drive Of The Day” award from Saturday, and completing a successful weekend.

Howard Kirkham fought through from the back of the grid to earn “Drive Of The Day” on Sunday”.

Richard Knott, in only his 2nd race, won Class A adding to his “Drive Of The Day” award from Saturday!


Results First Second Third
Overall Tom Barclay Sam Clarke David Howard
Class A Richard Knott Laurence Squires Paul Merrett
Class B Derek Pearce Guy Connew Gail Hill
Class C Sam Clarke James Ramm
Class D Tom Barclay David Howard


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