A race-long battle between Adrian Hall and David and Rob Fenn thrilled the Brands Hatch DTM crowd in Lotus Cup UK last Sunday. The pair were barely inches apart throughout the race and only separated during the pitstop sequence when Hall elected to come in early.
However a late race stoppage deprived spectators of a grandstand finish as Jamie Stanley chased down the leaders in the GWS Exige. Just as he was about to line up an attack on 2-Eleven class winner Marcus Jewell, Phil Capstick left the circuit in the other Exige Cup class car and was stranded in the gravel at Paddock Hill. Chris Randall was also part of the action early on, taking pole and leading the initial stages but was stymied by a problem that saw him hand over to regular driver Campbell Cassidy after losing several laps in the pits.
Rob Boston won the Production class and dominated the Elise Trophy races, which were incident packed affairs. An accident on the approach to Paddock Hill at the start brought out the safety car but only delayed Boston’s inevitable win from Craig Denman and Stephen Guglielmi, whilst he powered through the field in the second encounter to lead fellow MX5 convert Tom Roche and Ken Savage, who fought hard for their places. Fierce battles throughout the field provided plenty of excitement
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