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Stunning Silverstone Clean Sweep For Lynn

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Alex Lynn continued his utter domination of the 2011 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship, taking a double win around the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit at the World Series by Renault meeting to make it ten wins this season for him. Lynn also led home a sensational one-two-three-four result for his Fortec Motorsport team in the second race.

The opening race saw Lynn lead away from pole position, ahead of team-mate Felix Serralles and championship rival Tio Ellinas. The latter dropped back to fifth early on, allowing Mark Burdett Motorsport's Daniel Cammish up to third and Graduate Cup runner Oliver Rowland to fourth.

The first five laps saw Puerto Rican Serralles challenging Lynn at the front, but at the midpoint of the race he settled into second and the duo cruised home for a Fortec one-two. With Serralles a non-championship entrant, third place Cammish was promoted to second, his best result of his debut Formula Renault season. Behind, Atech Reid GP's Ellinas completed the championship podium after passing Fortec's Rowland, who took fifth overall and the Graduate Cup win.

Sixth on the road was Alice Powell, the Manor Competition driver enjoying a superb drive, charging through from twelfth on the grid. Oscar King was next up after a race long challenge with his namesake Jordan King, who was next up, ahead of Fortec's Mitchell Gilbert, who dropped down the field early on after starting sixth. Dan Wells completed the top ten after passing Atech team-mate Jack Hawskworth late on, who ended up twelfth behind Josh Hill.

Alex Lynn Celebrating On The Silverstone Podium

The second race saw Lynn once again lead away from pole, with Atech's Ellinas alongside him, however the Cypriot dropped to third on the opening lap behind Rowland. Lynn had a lead of three seconds by the end of the opening lap and he kept pulling away to win by ten second, capping off a great day for the teenager in which he also finished second in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup race. The win also moves him closer to the record for the most wins in one Formula Renault UK season, eleven, which was set seventeen years ago by James Matthews.

Racing Steps Foundation backed Rowland had a relatively quiet run to second, while Ellinas dropped behind Serralles and then Gilbert, who enjoyed a great run from seventh on the grid to take fourth and cap off a great result for Daventry-based Fortec.

Ellinas took fifth ahead of Cammish and Hawksworth, with Powell leading home Manor team-mate Jordan King in eighth. Oscar King was next up, while taking eleventh was Wells, the Atech driver surviving an early race incident with Hill and Pedro Pablo Calbimonte. Hill managed to continue after a pitstop to change a tyre and took twelfth, but Calbimonte's race was over on lap one.

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