Aiden Moffat takes victory in race one of the season finale at Brands Hatch.
Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat got a blinding start off the line to be alongside pole sitter Jack Goff. The Eurotech Honda then got onto the slippery kerbing due to the damp conditions at the dip of Paddock Hill, sending him sideways. Moffat took the lead with Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Ash Sutton in second.
Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin did amazingly to avoid the spinning Jack Goff. The latter made contact with the wall but managed to carry on in the race, albeit at the back of the pack. Lap two and the order was; Moffat, Sutton, Ingram, Hill, Austin, Plato, Chilton, M Jackson and Andrew Jordan.
Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan had a moment in the damp conditions as he exited Surtess. Morgan loses the rear end and spins, hits the tyre barrier (as the marshalls duck for cover) and eventually pirouette back onto the circuit, albeit down in twenty-sixth.
On lap four the drivers on slick tyres were beginning to see their lap times improve. This lap is when Tom Ingram set the fastest time as he crawled all over the bumper of Sutton. Ingram managed to pass the championship contender at turn one on lap six. The other championship contender, Turkington was losing more ground this time to the recovering Jack Goff.
Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin and Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport’s Stephen Jelley showed just how slippery it was on track as Jelley went wide at Paddock Hill and into gravel as Austin went off at Graham Hill Bend. On lap eight Team BMW’s Colin Turkington had fought his way up into fourteenth, meaning he was now scoreing points. The Power Maxed duo of Tom Chilton and Senna Proctor were running well together in fifth and sixth respectively
As the leading three drivers lapped consistently, BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan and Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Jason Plato were struggling on their wet tyres. On the penultimate lap of the race the leaders were having to lap back markers.
As the flag fell Moffat sealed the victory for the Laser Tools Racing team and his second of the season. The championship contenders Sutton and Turkington finished P3 and P15 respectively.
Aiden MOFFAT – Laser Tools Racing
Tom INGRAM – Speedworks Motorsport
Ashley SUTTON – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing
Mat JACKSON – Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo
Tom CHILTON – Power Maxed Racing
Senna PROCTOR – Power Maxed Racing
Gordon SHEDDEN – Halfords Yuasa Racing
Dave NEWSHAM – BTC Norlin Racing
Rob AUSTIN – Handy Motorsport
Matt NEAL – Halfords Yuasa Racing
Chris SMILEY – BTC Norlin Racing
Jack GOFF – Eurotech Racing
Matt SIMPSON – Simpson Racing
Ollie JACKSON – AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts
Colin TURKINGTON – Team BMW
Ant WHORTON-EALES – AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts
Brett SMITH – Eurotech Racing
Michael EPPS – Auto Aid/RCIB Insurance Racing
James COLE – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing
Stephen JELLEY – Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport
Martin DEPPER – Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo
Josh PRICE – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing
Aron TAYLOR-SMITH – MG Racing RCIB Insurance
Rory BUTCHER – Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo
Josh COOK – MG Racing RCIB Insurance
Jake HILL – TAG Racing
Andrew JORDAN – BMW Pirtek Racing
Jason PLATO – Adrian Flux Subaru Racing
Stewart LINES – Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport
DNF – Adam MORGAN – Ciceley Motorsport