Lotus Cup UK competes at Brands Hatch

The Lotus Cup UK took on Brands Hatch for the only time in 2014 and drivers were treated to the full Grand Prix Circuit at one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues.

Practice and Qualifying

Randaccio dominated the early stages of qualifying, and was almost 2 seconds clear of Perrys chairman Ken Savage; who was leading the 2-Eleven.

However Hall had a good third lap managing to take second place and was just over a second shy of Randaccio. Hall managed to close the gap by another tenth but remained in second place.

Qualifying saw Randaccio take the lead with Hall taking second place on the grid and Ken finishing third.

Race

 Rodaccio made a great start on the first lap, whist at the back of the field Gore was starting a recovery drive after starting from the pit lan

Randaccio and Hall battled hard on the second lap, but with Ken’s son Ryan off at Clearways, the safety car appeared to aid the recovery operation.

When the race resumed Jewell managed to gain speed putting him in fifth position behind Balon and Ken.

During the pit window Train took the opportunity to pit alongside the production leaders. Hall and Jewell pitted next, shortly followed by Randaccio, Balon and Deacon. Ken was the last of the frontrunners to take a pit stop at the halfway point, a move that clearly paid off as he left the pitlane at the front of the field.

Train was soon on Ken’s tail, whilst the pair were being caught by Randaccio. Jewell and Balon followed a little further behind, whilst Hall drifted to sixth place.

Train soon managed to pass ken, and Randaccio was closing in. With a quarter of the race to go Ken unfortunately faced a two-lap penalty for a short pit stop resulting in him finishing 16th place.

Randaccio took first place while Train took second and Knight completed third.

Difficult clearways spoilt Ryan’s race, however in the Elise Trophy race Ryan managed to qualify third ahead of former F1 driver Martin Donnelly, and finished 6th in classification.

The championship moves onto Donington Park next month for the penultimate round.

You can read about Ken’s previous races here.

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