Tim Harvey drove a solid race, holding off Michael Caine to take his third race win of the season as the sun shone on Rockingham.
Harvey who dominated at Thruxton continued his form taking pole position for both races in the 30 minute qualifying session during the morning, main rival Michael Caine lined up alongside him for the start.
As the lights turned green Harvey got the jump on Caine, leading in to the first corner, followed closely by Euan Hankey. This is how they would finish with Harvey pulling away initially before Caine reeled him back and at one point challenged him for the lead in to Deane Hairpin.
“I pushed quite hard early on,” said Harvey. “But then I had to have a word with myself to tidy it up. Three wins on the trot is the best start to a season I’ve ever had in Carrera Cup.”
Michael Caine admitted after the race that he felt he could of challenged if it wasn’t for the late safety car period, caused by Tom Bradshaw crashing into the wall of turn one after a puncture forced him wide.“I think our car was better today, but there wasn’t much in it,” Caine said.
Euan Hankey continued to impress as he took his third podium of the year ahead of Ollie Jackson. “Hankey got the break on me early on, so I was just sitting there looking after my tyres,” said Jackson after the race.
With Jackson taking the pro-am1 win, Tony Gilham drove a passionate race to take second in class. After the safety car period Gilham looked to challenge Jackson but Glynn Geddie had other ideas. “Geddie got a run on me and that cost me the chance to go after Jackson.” said Gilham.
Jonas Gelzinis drove well on his Rockingham circuit debut to take third in class followed by Ahmad Al Harthy in Fourth.
Pro-am2 saw Glenn McMenamin lead the race until the safety car period, it was then it all fell to pieces. As the race drew to a close Parish pressured McMenamin in to Deane passing him as the Red Line Racing driver spun. Parish would take the win but later be handed a penalty for passing Hazell under a yellow flag. The ammended results for the category would read Hazell, Parish, Brewster with Glenn McMenamin finishing a lowly seventh.
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