Michael Meadows leads Daniel Lloyd around Cascades

Michael Meadows leads Daniel Lloyd around Cascades

Michael Meadows extended his Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship lead with a commanding in the second race at Oulton Park.

Meadows got away well from pole position and was never headed, setting the race's fastest lap and taking the flag more than 1.6s ahead of Jonas Gelzinis in second, six seconds ahead of race one winner Sam Tordoff. Gelzinis had also started strongly, passing Tordoff and Thruxton winner Daniel Lloyd to jump from 4th on the grid.

Glynn Geddie's nightmare weekend continued as he went off on Michael Leonard's water on exit of Knickerbrook chicane, his excursion gifting Meadows and Gelzinis a huge gap back to 3rd, occupied by Lloyd.

Tautvydas Barstys was next off, running wide on the water and then heading off into the tyres later round the lap at Druids, before Derek Pierce spun on the entry to the chicane.

Tordoff, who had suffered a poor start, then passed Lloyd for 3rd and Rory Butcher soon passed Lloyd as well.

Geddie's race ended prematurely as he damaged his radiator trying to regroup from his earlier incident, and dropped fluid at Druids.

Gelzinis cut the gap at the front to beneath two seconds but could not get close enough to force a move, as Butcher survived a moment at the chicane to stay in 4th ahead of Lloyd.

Soon after Meadows did the same, surviving a trip across the grass without any repercussions. Behind him Butcher was working hard to keep the rejuvenated Lloyd at bay, intent on securing the 4th place he had worked so hard to get after starting 7th on the grid.

Oly Mortimer took the Pro-Am1 class spoils, just 0.160s ahead of championship leader Ahmad Al-Harthy, while Will Goff was the only survivor from Pro-Am2.

Meadows' points lead at the top has stretched to 36 after his fifth win in eight races, with Gelzinis still second, though he now heads Sam Tordoff whose double podium finish has leapfrogged him above Scholarship winner Daniel Lloyd.

The championship returns in two weeks' time at Croft.