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Premier Power scores at Brands Hatch
2nd September 2011
Premier Power scores a couple of Podiums at Brands Hatch as well as the Scholarship Championship.
This weekend saw rounds 16, 17 & 18 of the UK Formula Ford Championship on the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch. The three races were a support race to the DTM who were visiting the UK.
Qualifying was a close affair with the top thirteen drivers all being within one second of each other. Jeroen Slaghekke from Holland was on pole from team mate Scott Malvern with Geoff Uhrhane in his JTR run Premier Powered Mygale lining up third. Tristan Mingay in another JTR run Premier Powered Mygale, qualified fifth, less than 0.4 second off pole. Despite switching teams this weekend, Cavan Corcoran managed to tie up the Scholarship Championship before this meeting in his Getem run Premier Powered Mygale.
Race 1 saw Uhrhane get a poor get away with both Mingay and Goddard getting past him. Going through Surtees on lap one saw the Australian drive over the back of Goddard’s car, causing suspension damage and retirement from the race. Mingay looked certain of a place on the podium but was under a lot of pressure from Antti Buri who snatched the place late on in the race. The race was narrowly won by Scott Malvern from Jeroen Slaghekke.
Race 2 saw Scott Malvern get a drive through penalty for a jump start, handing the lead to Jeroen Slaghekke. Geoff Uhrhane was running second with team mate Dan de Zille in close third. Geoff unfortunately spun at Clearway on the final lap handing second to Dan who equalled his best finish of the season. Matt Parry finished sixth in his Premier Powered, Fluid Motorsport Developments Van Diemen.
Race 3, pole position was probably the worst place to start as earlier heavy rain had left pole position damp and the remainder of the grid dry. Slaghekke struggled to get away at the lights handing the lead to Malvern with Uhrhane in hot pursuit. Malvern managed to get a break leaving Uhrhane with his mirrors full of the chasing group. A close race ended with Malvern taking the win, Uhrhane second and Slaghekke third.
This weekend also saw the return of two of our drivers, Matt Roa to Fluid Motorsport Developments in the Van Diemen and Linton Stutley who was carrying out development work for Getem Racing in their Mygale.