A thrilling battle for the lead of the second round of the 2013 Lotus Cup UK Championship was fought between the Evora of Andrew Bentley and Marcus Jewell’s 2-Eleven, with the former taking the honours on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. The pair fought from the very first lap, along with Adrian Hall, until he made the first of a series of unscheduled pitstops. The lead changed several times in the closing laps, and the margin of victory was little more than a second after an hour of racing.
Simon Deacon completed the podium, finishing ahead of Rob Fenn and the Benji and Freddie Hetherington Exige, which grabbed fifth from Steve Train on the final corner of the race. Meanwhile Phil Capstick and Ben Brooks took the Exige Cup victory.
A packed production field contained many Elise Trophy entries, however Adam Gore confirmed his status as the man to beat with a dominant performance that almost placed him in the overall top ten. Matthias Radestock and the combination of Andrew Wright and Nigel Greensall completed the class podium.
The next Lotus Cup UK round takes place at Brands Hatch, supporting DTM on the Indy circuit on 17-19 May.
(images courtesy of Derek Partridge)