BRDC JUNIOR MEMBERS JUNE 13-14: DOUBLE RISING STARS VICTORY IN PORSCHE CARRERA CUP
Two BRDC Rising Stars took the spoils in the Porsche Carrera Cup race yesterday at Croft with Tim Bridgman taking race one and James Sutton victorious in race two.
Tim Bridgman tore off in to the distance in race one while James moved in to second on lap two, taking the place from BRDC Full Member Michael Caine, who finished third, while Rising Star Tom Bradshaw finished fifth.
In race two Tim Bridgman, who had lead in to the first corner, was caught out in the rain and went briefly off track, handing the lead to James Sutton. Tim finished fifth.
Tom Bradshaw spun off track on lap two seeing his race finish prematurely.
In the British Touring Car Championship at Croft BRDC Superstar Jonny Adam had a mixed race day finishing seventh in race one but suffered engine problems in race two, which saw him fail to finish.
The engine change between the second and third races saw him put on the back of the grid, but the young Scot stormed through the field to 10th by the second corner. He eventually finished ninth after an action packed race, which saw the Safety Car deployed three times and cars aquaplane off the track.
Fellow BRDC Superstar Andrew Jordan was in the mix of things mid pack and finished race one in eighth. He was one place better in seventh for race two, before having a great third race, despite all the incidents and nightmare weather to finish fourth.
On the support races for the BTCC, BRDC Superstar James Calado took victory in the first Formula Renault UK Championship race of the weekend while BRDC Rising Star Dean Smith was on the top step of the podium in the second race.
Dean Smith’s win was his second podium of the day, having finished the first race in second. Another Dean, this time BRDC Superstar Dean Stoneman, was fourth just ahead of Rising Star Lewis Williamson. Rising Star Ollie Hancock did not manage to finish the race.
With Dean Smith winning race two, Superstar Dean Stoneman was on the podium with him in second. Ollie Hancock finished in 12th while Lewis Williamson was 17th. James Calado was a non-finisher this time after his engine let go.
Superstar Oliver Turvey was eighth just ahead of Rising Star Jon Lancaster in the Formula Renault 3.5 at the Hungaroring on Saturday. BRDC Rising Stars Greg Mansell and Brendon Hartley were 15th and 17th respectively.
In race two, held yesterday, Jon Lancaster was 10th just a couple of places ahead of Brendon Hartley. James Walker, Oliver Turvey and Greg Mansell all failed to finish.
BRDC Rising Star Adrian Quaife-Hobbs claimed another podium in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series at the Hungaroring yesterday.
The 18-year-old had been fast in practice although his qualifying session was brief thanks to a bent wishbone. He had just two laps to post a time in order to qualify, gaining fifth and third for the races starts. Race one saw Adrian finish fifth, while he claimed a brilliant second in race two.
BRDC Superstar Adam Christodoulou claimed another podium in the Star Mazda Series in America over the weekend.
The 20-year-old, who celebrated his birthday last week, started race one from second on the grid and held on to the place to finish on the podium in the runner-up spot.
For race two, Adam began the race in third place but did not manage to finish.
BRDC Superstars Alexander Sims and Riki Christodoulou travelled out to Zandvoort for the Formula 3 Masters.
Alexander finished as the top British driver in eighth while Riki finished 16th.
BRDC Rising Star Kieran Vernon travelled up to Scotland to Knockhill for rounds seven, eight and nine of the Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain. The 19-year-old finished 14th and seventh in the first two races but failed to finish the third race.