Brands Hatch Grand Prix
Sat 7 Sep
Read the race report from round 4
Read the race report from round 4
Sat 20 July 2019
Qualifying was dominated largely by the one lap pace of the Class B Honda Civic’s up front, as Revo Works pair Paul Mchugh and William Heslop took pole ahead of SW Motorsports Tim Evans and Mark Kelly. Best of the rest was the Seat Ibiza of Big Bear Motorsport in third in Class B and overall. Class C front runner was the Pro-Tect Motorsport pair of James Gunn-Carter and David Mennie, just ahead of Nick White Racings Nick White in second in Class. Cameron Mclean’s CM Racing Clio, and Alex Boam’s Boamerang Fiesta took third and fourth respectively, just hundredths of a second behind White. In Class D, Gary Bradbury in the Box Fast Racing Mini took class pole, ahead of Blair Craig in the USBsport Peugeot 205. BAD Racing pair Ben and Harry Corbey rounded out the top three in class in their Honda CRX. Novice Open pole was claimed by Julian Hamer in the Hamer Time Motorsport Mini.
When the lights went out it was the Revo Works Civic on pole that got away best. Big Bear Motorsport’s Brychta managed to jump the SW Motorsports Civic, but the close battle that followed allowed the SW Civic back in front over the opening sequence of laps.
In Class C Nick White in the Clio had a great start, relegating the Pro-Tect Motorsport pair of Mennie and Gunn-Carter to second, but only just ahead of the fast starting Alex Boam in the Fiesta. The big gain in Class C from the start was the Lionheart 306 of Jonathan Candler and Jack Mitchell, who gained three spaces form the start to be in the fight for third with CM Racing. This was a fight Mclean ultimately won as he managed to gap the 306 slightly as the race went on.
Class D pole sitter Bradbury in the Box Fast Racing Mini had a great start ahead of the class, to retain the class lead into turn one. As the field rounded the first corner, it was the USBsports car of Blair Craig under pressure, as he lost the back end in coming out of turn one, missing the pack but forced to rejoin the track last position in the rundown to cascades. This allowed Class D’s BAD Racing and Boreham motorsport to climb up to second and third respectively. Not satisfied with second however, BAD Motorsport managed to not only catch, but also pass the Box Fast Racing Mini. Bradbury was unable to respond due to the need to also defend from the Boreham Racing MX5.
As the dust settled from the pit stop window, it was Big Bear Motorsport’s Brychta who emerged in the lead helped by a double stop for the Revo Works car and following a great pit stop that allowed him to jump the SW Motorsports car. The Alfa Romeo of Seda Racing was in third after recovering from a qualifying session brake failure.
Class C was led once again by the Clio of Nick White, following a good stop that saw White jump the Pro-Tech BMW in the pits, having lost out to the BMW on the road just prior to the pit stops. CM Racing’s Mclean and Boamerangs Boam were both still trading lap times for third in class.
Class D was starting to look like a two horse race, with the BAD Racing Honda out in front and the chasing Mini of Box Fast racing out in front. Boreham Racing held what looked like a comfortable third in Class, but SG Motorsport’s Kev Bird was closing the gap in fourth.
As the flag came down, it was Big Bear Motorsports Brychta who took the win ahead of the SW Motorsports Civic in second, and second in Class B. Revo Works took third in Class B following the retirement of the Seda Racing Alfa Romeo. Class C Was won by Nick White Racing, and following a penalty for the Pro-Tect BMW, Second and third was taken by CM Racing and Boamerang Racing respectively. Pro-Tect had to settle for fourth in the Class C results despite being higher in the standings on the road.
Class D was won by BAD Racing, in the Honda CRX ahead of the Box Fast Racing Mini. Third in class was the Boreham Racing MX5, and SG Motorsport came fourth despite a late charge.
The Novice Only Class was won by sole finisher Julian Hamer, in the Hamer Time Motorsport Mini.