Ken Savage turned the celebrations for the new Snetterton 300 layout and MSVR’s fifth birthday into his own private party as he completed the perfect scorecard on raceday. Two wins in the Elise Trophy, the latter from a reversed top-ten grid, in which he was joined by Luigi Valentino Mazza and Stuart Rowland on the podium. The opener was delayed by a first corner incident, which took out several runners and on the restart Savage was followed by Mazza, the pair swapping positions and never far apart right to the flag. Mazza looked set to make amends second time around but unable to demote early leader Steve Quick he gave Savage the opportunity to take a comfortable lead, then came under attack from Rowland before Quick’s car expired at the Montreal hairpin.
Savage’s class win in the inaugural Lotus Cup UK race took advantage of a safety car intervention towards the end of the pitstop window.
This was also of great benefit to winner Simon Deacon and second-placed man Pete Storey. However third-placed finisher Denis van den Savel pitted a little too late and was demoted behind long-time leader Mark Speller, who was set to win until his gearbox started to malfunction.
The driver pairings of Jamie Stanley/Glenn Sherwood and David/Rob Fenn found themselves frustrated, despite strong performances they stopped before the safety car and lost too much time.