Sadly the bank holiday weekend is over but what a WP Racing fuelled one it was. We worked with three different championships to deliver adrenaline pumping action.
British Super Bikes
A packed Brands Hatch was the venue for the first round of BSB which saw Shane Byrne win both races placing him firmly at the top of the Championship standings with 50 points, 18 points clear of James Ellison who took two 3rd places.
Byrne said: "In terms of the races everything has been perfect this weekend. The second race was pretty tough and the lap times weren't as fast, but I had a strategy ... I figured I needed to get out the front and see what we could do, but the lap timer on my bike packed up, not making excuses, but it showed me the same lap time for six or seven laps and I thought there is no way I am that consistent! I hadn't realised they were reeling me back in and I was thinking 'this isn't in the script, this isn't my plan' but Josh held second and I tried to not make any mistakes. Fortunately it panned out and fingers crossed we can take it to them again at Oulton Park."
WP Racing are already preparing to supply Panta race fuel for the next round as the countdown has already begun, Oulton Park is just 10 days away!
The 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship got off to a superb start with a thrilling Bank Holiday Easter weekend of action at Oulton Park with overall race wins on Monday from the #4 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin of Ahmad Al Harthy and Michael Caine and the #79 Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 of Marco Attard and Alexander Sims.
Six-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy enjoyed a successful debut event in the #80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R he shared with Alex Buncombe with a top ten finish with P9 in race one and P13 in race two.
The Mobil 1 Service Centre Master of the Weekend accolade went to Beechdean AMR driver Jonny Adam. The award is made to the driver who best reflects the Mobil 1 Service Centre brand by displaying a combination of outstanding effort and exceptional sportsmanship over the course of the race weekend. The ‘Driver of the Weekend’ Blancpain Gentleman Trophy was presented to #33 Trackspeed driver Jon Minshaw.
Leaving Oulton Park the GT3 Drivers’ Championship is led by Amhad Al Harthy and Michael Caine on 31 points apiece from the 30-point paired Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam. In GT4, Andrew Jarman and Devon Modell lead the way with 40 points from Jake Giddings and Ross Wylie on 37.
Sunday, capped off a superb double-winning weekend for SV Racing with KX driver Josh Cook (Bath) elevating him to within just four points of the championship lead. Cook took the chequered flag over two seconds clear of Ash Hand (Nuneaton) with points leader Alex Morgan (Reading) third. The WP Racing supplied Clio Cup will head to Thruxton for rounds 5 & 6 where the battle for the championship lead will continue to hot up.