Dorlin Caps Off Clio Series Title Campaign With Final Win


James Dorlin has brought his 2016 Michelin Clio Cup Series title campaign to a close in perfect style with an eighth win of the season in the season finale at Silverstone.

Having wrapped up the championship in the opening race of the day, Dorlin was determined to end the campaign by converting pole position into victory in Round Fifteen.

The Westbourne Motorsport ace would have to work for his win though, with a slow launch off the line dropping him to third behind vice-champion Brett Lidsey and Sam Randon.

Holding position for the opening few laps, Dorlin made his first move forwards on lap four as he slotted past his team-mate Randon for second, before dispatching Lidsey on the next lap.

From then on Dorlin was at his dominating best, building up a 5.8 second lead over the chasing duo on his way to the chequered flag and his twelve podium of the season.

Lidsey would better that tally though with second place handing him a thirteenth rostrum result, while for Randon, third place was enough to confirm his top three championship finish.

The top three were a class above the chasing pack, with Tom Barley being over eleven seconds adrift in fourth, having fought past Dan Kirby on lap four to take the position.

Kirby would eventually slip to sixth at the finish behind Tyler Lidsey, though post-race the latter was handed a time penalty for gaining an unfair advantage that switched the positions back.

In the Road category, Jack Fabby completed a double class victory to secure the championship title, with Nick White and Nic Harrison rounding out the rostrum.

Full race results can be found here.