Double Podium For Dixon At Donington

Total Control Racing's James Dixon took two podium finishes as he continued his strong start to the 2011 AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK at Donington Park. The 21 year old took second place in Round three, before taking his second win of the season in Round four, moving him up to second in the championship standings.  

Qualifying saw the driver, backed by ABP Heating, Weidmuller and The Art of Decorating, put his Clio on pole position for both the weekends' races. A slow start in the first race saw him drop into second behind former double champion Paul Rivett, where he remained for the rest of the race, winning the Graduate Cup honours in the process.

The second race saw him produce a better start, with the Kent-based driver leading into the first corner, a lead he never lost. Controlling the pace throughout, he won the race by 0.4 seconds for his second win of the season and the fourth of his career.

Dixon commented: “I'm over the moon to be honest, it's been a great weekend for us and to have taken wins at Brands Hatch and now Donington as well is a great.

“I didn't make the best of starts to the races this weekend but we've been consistent, the car has been fantastic and the team has worked really hard as usual. It's great to come out on top again, I'm really delighted.”