Michael Caine looked unbeatable as he took a dominant victory at Snetterton in Round 11.
Despite an early attack at the start, Caine was untroubled throughout the race commanding a pace that was untouchable by rival Tim Harvey leading to his second win of the season.” I got a cracking start,” said Caine.
“I’ve not always started well this season, but I did one when it counted. The car from Motorbase was superb, I owed it to everyone to start the second half of the season with a win,” added Caine.
Harvey admitted defeat after the race: “We set the car to come in a bit later in the race and I pushed to get the point for fastest lap,”
The Red Line Racing driver would manage to close the gap slightly mid-race but ultimately couldn’t match the pace of his Motorbase rival. Despite this Harvey was happy to only drop 1 point in the fight for the championship: “Michael was very quick, so second place with fastest lap is only a one-point loss in championship terms.”
Stephen Jelley had a strong showing to match the pace of Caine and Harvey midway through the race but lost some speed after a small mistake: “I flat spotted a front tyre going into the Esses and had to settle for third,” said Jelley.
Glynn Geddie drove a solid race to finish a lonely fourth with Euan Hankey holding out to take fifth ahead of Charles Bateman.
Jonas Gelzinis made an early exit after colliding with Michael Meadows in to Russells, spinning the Red Line Racing driver around and down the order. The Lithuanians race would be over after damage to the radiator caused in the collision forced him to retire.
Ollie Jackson run well throughout the race and lead the Pro-Am1 battle throughout the race until the last lap when Tony Gilham made a last-gasp move in to Russells. Thankfully for Jackson the stewards awarded Gilham with a penalty for the move that saw a heavy impact between the two cars. The result of the four second penalty dropped Gilham back behind Jackson in the final results.
The Pro-Am2 battle provided some great action as Glenn McMenamin emerged victorious over rivals Paul Mace and George Richardson.
Richardson lost out after Michael Leonard had a moment. “It was hard work leading from the front and I was just doing enough to keep ahead,” said McMenamin.
Mace would make a final bid to move up in the closing stages of the race, finally managing to edge past Richardson and take second in the Pro-Am2 class.