Michelin Clio Cup Series

Dorlin Completes Rockingham Clio Series Double

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James Dorlin completed a double victory in the Michelin Clio Cup Series at Rockingham with hard-fought win in overcast conditions on Sunday.

Dorlin led from lights-to-flag on his way to victory in race one, but this time around he had to fight for his win after being pushed back to third into Deene Hairpin for the first time.

It was the fast-starting Luke Pinder who took the early race lead from Sam Randon, with those two running in close proximity throughout the first portion of the race.

It was on lap seven that positions changed as Dorlin worked his way into second, with Brett Lidsey joining him on the tail of Pinder two laps later.

Dorlin’s decisive victory moment came on the penultimate lap as the lead trio lapped Jack Fabby around the turn one banking, with Dorlin scything down the inside to take the lead.

Lidsey followed to push Pinder down a further spot, with the top three holding positions over the final laps to complete a repeat podium lockout from race one.

Randon took fourth after holding off a persistent Tom Barley, with Ben Palmer rounding out the race class drivers in sixth.

The reduced field came as Tyler Lidsey crashed into the barriers on the approach to Tarzan early on, while Ben Colburn retired with a broken driveshaft.

In the Road class, it was another dominant victory for Nic Harrison to complete his Rockingham double, with Fabby a clear second after Sarah Franklin retired with a mechanical issues.

Full race results can be found here.

 

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