Mechanical problems rob Superstock 300hp class leaders of a clear run
Round Cut Racing, driven by Ian Brusby and Andy Wilby (pictured), became the first team to topple the previously unbeaten Heights of Abraham when they won the 300hp Class in the third round of the P1 SuperStock Championship in North Wales over the weekend.
A delighted Brusby said: “It was magnificent. The team’s really starting to gel and even though this is only our second event together, we’ve got a good chemistry going and we can only get stronger. There were a few worrying moments as sea conditions were uncomfortable through the chicane. Apart from that we just moved further ahead.”
Heights of Abraham suffered bad luck towards the end of Sunday morning’s race when 300hp championship leaders Rupert Pugh and Dan Whapples encountered technical problems.
While it didn’t affect the outcome of the race they were unable to equal the pace generated by Brusby and Wilby in the second race and were forced to settle for second place ahead of Evans Heritage Developments which twice secured third in Sunday’s events.
Premier Cru triumphed in the 150 Class as John Wilson and Neil Scarborough continued their outstanding form on the water by winning their third consecutive P1 SuperStock round.
Now commanding a sizeable lead in the series after claiming their seventh win of the year, Wilson was thrilled by the team’s positive reaction following a first defeat in Galway in June.
He said: “It was a fantastic grand prix. We wanted to prove we were still the team to beat in the 150 Class, so to race home in such convincing style was exactly the type of response we were after.”
Rose Lores and Sara Cureton driving Eclipse were second across the finishing line in both races to strengthen their grip on runners-up spot in the series ahead of the Team Fox duo, Martin Colligan and Gideon du Val, who were not far back in both races and remain two points behind the ladies in the standings.
See all the results the P1 Superstock website.