Brands Hatch 26-27 July Class A
Wins for Wells & Wrigley
Brands Hatch provided the latest 2 rounds of the 2014 Kumho tyres BMW championship and it was back to the normal set up with the class A cars competing on there own.
A dry qualifying session saw 9 cars take to the track for the 20 minute session. Fastest man on track at the end of the session was Colin Wells (M3 CSL ) ahead of Peter Seldon ( E36 M3).The next 2 places on the grid were filled by Tom Wrigley ( E36 M3) and Stefan Lanfermeijer ( E36 M3)The time for Wells was 51.757 for the 1.20 mile circuit giving him an average speed of 84.01 MPH and was 0.248 ahead of Seldon.Also on track for the 1st time this season were 2 new 1 series cars driven by Karl Skitt & Jim Cannon with Skitt putting his 5th on the grid and Cannon 7th.Petr Miller ( E36 M3 ) was slowest on track and only done a few laps in qualifying.
Race 1 was held later in the day and the cars were all sent out on the green flag lap and then gridded up and then for some strange reason a couple of the cars thought the race started and pulled off of the grid leaving the rest of the cars at the start so the race was then restarted. Unfortunately Lanfermeijer suffered a broken driveshaft and never took the race start.
The red lights signalled the start of the 20 minute race and it was Wells making a good start with Wrigley in hot pursuit.Seldon & Skitt were next in line as the cars all safely made it around the 1st lap of the circuit. Wells & Wrigley were now driving very quickly and very soon not only pulled away from the chasing pack of cars but also got amongst the back markers in the race. The 2 drivers in the 1 series were having a good duel with not a lot to choose between them. The race lasted for 23 laps and when the chequered flag came out it was Wells taking another race win ahead of Wrigley with Seldon in 3rd position.
Fastest race lap also went to Wells with a time of 52.409.
Race 2 was held on Sunday morning and Lanfermeijer was also present on the grid and would start at the back.
Another good start by Wells & Wrigley with Seldon & Skitt also making good starts. After on a few laps it was Wrigley who was looking the fastest car on track and with Wells outbraking himself going up towards Druids Wrigley seized the lead and started to pull away from Wells.Wrigley went on to take not only the chequered flag but also his 1st race win of the season with Wells coming home in 2nd place.
In the chase for the class A title it is now Wells leading Wrigley.
The weekend provided 2 very good races held in bright sunshine and with some good driving by all concerned.
Winner race 1 Colin Wells
Tom Wrigley wins race 2