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Ginetta G50 Cup 2010 Round 1 – Thruxton: Race 2 – Huff and Wrathall again

The second race of the Ginetta G50 Cup season saw the same outcome as per the first race, with Rob Huff and Frank Wrathall pulling out a clear advantage over the chasing pack, and showing that Wrathall could be the driver to beat in 2010.

The race, however, saw a horrific accident for series debutant Dan Denis, who left the circuit with a broken collarbone and damaged vertebrae after going off at the fastest corner in UK Motorsport, Church. Denis put a wheel out on the grass on the fourth lap and slid head on into a earth bank on the outside of the circuit, writing off his teams brand new G50 after going from 135mph to stationary in 2 seconds.

The safety car neutralised the race for a number of laps while the marshals and safety team crew recovered Denis from the wreckage.

Once Denis had been recovered, the safety car pulled in and Huff set about pulling away from Wrathall, the pair of them pulled away from the rest of the field with Huff taking the chequered flag  9 tenths of a second ahead of Wrathall, with Breeze taking his first podium finish since the second race at Silverstone last season.

Tom Sharp lost out on a top 6 finish after a last lap spin saw him cross the line in last place. Colin White took his second Chairman's Cup victory of the weekend in 10th overall.

Position Number Driver Team Gap
1 50 Rob Huff Dynojet 24:54.884
2 66 Frank Wrathall Dynojet + 0.826
3 3 Carl Breeze TCR + 4.999
4 74 Chris Dittman CDR + 5.773
5 16 Benji Hetherington Century Motorsport +5.920
6 23 Matt Bell United Autosports + 7.267
7 75 Joachim Ritter TCR + 7.756
8 8 Julien Draper Barwell Motorsport + 9.480
9 20 Stephen Tyldsley Optimum + 10.908
10 78 Colin White CWS + 13.686
11 32 Freddie Hetherington Century Motorsport + 14.269
12 67 Adam Morgan Dynojet + 14.416
13 5 Alice Powell Tockwith + 15.172
14 27 Aaron Williamson Century Motorsport + 15.448
15 9 Rachel Green Team GCR + 15.805
16 7 Mark Davies Optimum + 15.998
17 84 Phil Broad Century Motorsport + 24.370
18 10 Tom Sharp IDL + 39.346
DNF 73 Dan Denis Matt Blyth Motorsport 10 laps

Frank Wrathall took the fastest lap for race 2, on the final lap in a time of 1m17.165s.

Photo credit: Jakob Ebrey Photogrpahy