Mason Takes Storming Victory in VW Cup Race Two at Silverstone


Mason powered through the back from row six (Credit: Imagevaults)

Aaron Mason overcame a disappointing race one to take a sensational victory in race two of the weekend in the Volkswagen Racing Cup at Silverstone.

The AWM Warranty Direct driver stormed the through the field from 11th on the grid following a puncture in race one, eventually taking a close-yet- fully deserved win ahead of Stefan Di Resta in the JWB Motorsport Scirocco.

Mason spent no-time messing about in his ascendancy through the order, with the reigning champion making up 5 places on the first lap alone, before displacing Jack Walker-Tully and Josh Caygill in just a matter of corners to progress up to 3rd.

It took until lap 3 for Mason to dive up the inside of Chris Panayiotou on the entry to Abbey, before snatching the lead from Di Resta.

Not so lucky was the Slidesports’ Golf GTI of James Pile, who joined David Sutton in the pits with technical issues early on in the race.

Following in the footsteps of Mason’s charge to the front was Walker-Tully, who overtook Panayiotou’s Scirocco for 3rd, whilst the front two remained in a close tussle for the lead ahead.

Walker-Tully pulled alongside of Mason on numerous occasions during the  closing stages of the race, with an evident tyre advantage aiding his efforts; efforts which proved fruitless come the checkered flag as Mason took the victory, ahead of an impressive performance by Walker-Tully, Di Resta in 3rd,

Pantayiotou took 4th, ahead of pole-man Fulbrook, Caygill, and series-returnee & Team Hard boss, Tony Gilham.