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#1 David Lawson

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 18:40

Tucked away on the Superleague Formula race meeting at Brands this weekend were races for Group C sportscars and Formula Junior.

Despite the big entry for the Silverstone Classic just last week there was still a healthy sized grid.

I do enjoy the Juniors and try not to miss them if possible even though this cost me £30 for the privilege... Here are a few of my photographs, I was at Clearways for the race as the high speed entry and the drop over the brow of this bend is always impressive as the drivers wrestle at the wheel.

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John Milicevic, Cooper T59 - In a class of his own and walked away with the race

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Alex Morton's Ausper T3 and the Gemini Mk2 of Keith Roach

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David Drew, RAM 04

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Crispian Besley, Elva 100 leads the Mallock U2 of Brian Mitcham

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The sleek lines of this Lotus 20/22 are emphasised with the wheels removed.

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Stuart Roach, Alexis Mk2

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Urs Eberhardt, Lotus 27

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Michael Ashley-Brown, Volpini

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Andrew Tart, Bond and David Hall, BMC Huffaker Mk1

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Keith Roach, Gemini Mk2

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Andrew Taylor, Envoy Mk1

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Maria de Villota, daughter of Emilio raced in the feature Superleague event.

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Edited by David Lawson, 02 August 2010 - 19:34.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 18:54

Thanks for the photos.

I too found the meeting and watched a bit from Clearways.

The Group C was a touch disappointing in terms of number and type of cars present.

A big crash in the main race was worrying and proved the saying 'motor racing is dangerous' was apt again.

Geoff

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 19:05

Thanks for these David they are excellent photos.I was actually in my Elva 100 FJ not the Cooper T56 stated in the programme as we have recurring engine problems with that and are hoping to rectify them before the all important Goodwood revival meeting in September..!

Crispian Besley

#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 19:08

I don't think I've ever seen a Ram before. Thanks for those pics, David.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 19:23

Lovely quality photographs.

#6 David Lawson

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 19:41

Thanks for the photos.

I too found the meeting and watched a bit from Clearways.

The Group C was a touch disappointing in terms of number and type of cars present.

A big crash in the main race was worrying and proved the saying 'motor racing is dangerous' was apt again.

Geoff


I had actually said to a friend in the morning that the Superleague were too fast for Brands Hatch and sadly this proved to be the case later on although it was a dangerous, sudden jink that current drivers think is acceptable that launched the innocent van der Drift into the bridge on the main straight. If you see the crash on youtube you will see what a lucky man he is to have survived.


Thanks for these David they are excellent photos.I was actually in my Elva 100 FJ not the Cooper T56 stated in the programme as we have recurring engine problems with that and are hoping to rectify them before the all important Goodwood revival meeting in September..!

Crispian Besley


My apologies for the mistake which I have edited. I had checked the TSL information against the programme but somehow missed this.

David

#7 john medley

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:45

"Ram" = Taraschi RAM perhaps?

#8 David Lawson

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:33

A couple more of the RAM for you Barry, I can't add any details about the car as there was no one with the car when I was in the paddock.

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While I'm on here are a few of the Group C cars from an admittedly disappointing field.

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Third placed Stefano Rosina - Nissan

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Race winner David Mercer - Spice SE90

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Miles/Upton - Jaguar XJR 5

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Richard Bateman - Spice SE90

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David Mercer at Druids

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Jonathan Fay - Tiga

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Larry and Elliott Kinch - Spice SE88C

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