Dominant double for Chart

Henry Chart made it two wins in two races to complete a dominant weekend at Snetterton. He led home Alice Powell for the second race in a row to end his season in perfect fashion.

Henry Chart made it two wins in two races to complete a dominant weekend at Snetterton. He led home Alice Powell for the second race in a row to end his season in perfect fashion.

Louis Hamilton-Smith held off an advancing Tristan Cliffe to complete the podium and secure third place in the overall standings. Oliver Rae finished a lonely fifth after Aaron Steele's mid-race retirement, while Nick Robinson and Geoffrey Hoodless completed the finishers.

Chart and Powell launched off the line together, and Chart entered Riches to lead every lap of the weekend. Behind, Cliffe struggled away and was swamped by the pack. He re-passed Robinson at turn one, and then set about chasing the Steele, Hamilton-Smith and Rae battle. Rae had the best of the starts to shoot from fifth to third off the line.

Hamilton-Smith made his way into the podium places by passing Rae at Murrays, and once Cliffe had passed Steele, he made short work of Rae to begin the chase of Hamilton-Smith. A brace of fastest laps halved the gap, but Cliffe couldn't force a pass on the Jigsaw Motorsport driver. Hamilton-Smith replied by setting his best times to peg the gap at half a second, and secure his fifth third-place in a row and sixth in seven races.

Steele's frustrating return ended in the pit lane as the troubles from Saturday returned. A good start and quick opening had him fighting for a podium, but his pace fell away. That left Rae racing alone, comfortably clear of Robinson and the lapped Masters 96 Class Hoodless.

At the front, Chart's quest for the lap record didn't come to fruition, but it couldn't take anything away from his perfect weekend. 

Round 16 classification

  1. Henry Chart - Enigma Motorsport - 12 laps
  2. Alice Powell - Gale Force Racing - +6.732s
  3. Louis Hamilton-Smith - Jigsaw Motorsport - +13.345s
  4. Tristan Cliffe - Omicron Motorsport - +13.928s
  5. Oliver Rae - Enigma Motorsport - +28.509s
  6. Nick Robinson - Gale Force Racing - +1:24.347
  7. Geoffrey Hoodless - Privateer - +1 lap
  8. Aaron Steele - Grays Motorsport - DNF

 

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