Total Control Racing’s Mike Robinson has won the Clio Cup Race Series crown after a lucky victory at Croft Circuit in which the cars ahead of him took each other out.
At the start of the race there was action up and down the field, Peter Bennett hit the tyre barrier following a spin coming out of the Chicane, he managed to continue to the pits but the car was in a bad shape.
Two corners further up the track and Brett Lidsey tangled with Andy Jordan to see those two also wave away their chance of at least a podium at the North Yorkshire circuit.
It tended to settle down after that, Ben Smith taking a shortcut down the rallycross circuit the most exciting incident in the middle of the race.
However, at the front of the field Luke Herbert, David Dickenson and Robinson were running nose to tail and even the slightest error could have seen them punished.
Unfortunately that is exactly what happened, Dickenson tried to go up the inside of Herbert going into the Hairpin – the move started as a daring dive but seemed to work however, they quickly caught up with back marker Jake Honour and the resulting three into one saw Herbert hit by Dickenson and then hit Honour on the other side to see only Dickenson survive the move.
Dickenson couldn’t capitalise on the incident and slowed down and slowed down until he finally crawled across the line in fifth place.
That all elevated Robinson up to first place with Sam Randon and Ben Smith completing the race series podium.
In the road series, Luke Pinder took an easy victory with only one other competitor in the class reaching the finish – the rather slow Clio of Jonathan Creasey who provided no real competition to Pinder.