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Malvern Adds To EuroCup Winning Streak

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Scott Malvern confirmed his status as the top Formula Ford driver in Europe at the moment with a dominant double win at Zolder in Belgium, giving the Jamun Racing driver his third consecutive Formula Ford EuroCup Champion's trophy. The weekend's two races counted for both the EuroCup and the Dutch Championship, meaning there were 25 cars on the grid.

Malvern dominated the weekend's opening race, starting from pole position and leading from start to finish, benefitting from the fact the former Grand Prix circuit is notoriously difficult to pass around. The Brit led home his team-mates Jeroen Slaghekke and Nick McBride to make it a Jamun lock-out of the podium.

Australian McBride started second on the grid and held the position early on, but a move by Dutchman Slaghekke at turn one saw him take the place and cruise home to second. Antti Buri took fourth in his GEVA Mygale, the Finnish racer being the leading Dutch championship runner, finishing ahead of rival Joey van Splunteren.

Having a disappointing race was Australian Geoff Uhrhane, the JTR driver starting fifth but retiring due to a broken gearbox. Also unhappy with the race was Fluid Motorsport's Matthew Parry, the Team Lotus backed driver starting sixth on the grid and having a strong race run before a gearbox issue on the last lap forced him to retire his LA11 Van Diemen.

Heavy rain showers overnight and dry conditions on race day left the drivers with a tricky tyre choice ahead of the weekend's second race. Malvern led from the start, ahead of McBride, while making early progress on wet tyres were Belgian race John Svensson and Danish championship leader Jesper Egebart.

As the track dried mid race, the duo proved easy meet for Slaghekke on slick tyres, allowing him to move up to second. He couldn't catch Malvern though, the Essex racer taking yet another win, while McBride held third for another Jamun one-two-three.

In fourth place was Uhrhane, making up for a tough first race, while in fifth was 17 year old Parry. Swede Milton Lundstrom took sixth, ahead of van Splunteren in his Provily Racing Mygale. Taking home the 'Spirit of Formula Ford' trophy was Danish championship driver Frank Mortensen.

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