Syaell pole apart as he takes F1000 final-race honours at Snetterton
PUBLISHED: 10:58 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 18 April 2018
Kings Lynn’s Robert Sayell made good use of pole position in the third and final race of the F1000 Championship at Snetterton to take a commanding victory to back up his brace of second places in the earlier contests.
In the opening encounter, Michael Watton continued his winning streak to four with a dominant victory over Sayell, who had dislodged Dan Clowes to grab the position.
In race two, Elliott Mitchell led home the field but was penalised for a start-line infringement, handing victory to Clowes with Sayell second again as Watton faded back to ninth with mechanical issues.
Reigning BMW Compact Cup champion Steven Dailly led the opening laps of race one, but a half-distance error promoted Matthew Parkes into an unassailable lead. Besthorpe’s Tom Griffiths fought hard to progress from seventh to fifth by the finish.
Parkes led race two, dogged by the persistent Dailly, who slipped past two laps from home to take victory, with Ian Jones also displacing the former winner while Griffiths never let fifth slip from his grasp.
The opening Caterham 420R race saw Danny Winstanley overcome a poor qualifying performance to race through from ninth on the grid to secure victory, displacing Jack Brown on the final lap.
In race two, Winstanley looked on course for a repeat, but a demon last lap from Sean Byrne saw him take a dramatic win.
Jay McCormack won a close three-way fight over the winner’s garland in the opening Caterham 270R event by ousting both Pete Walters and Jamie Falvey on the final lap. Falvey managed to narrowly beat Walters to the finishing line in race two with Gary Smith shadowing both as James Murphy won both of the Roadsport races.
Another three-way fight ensured in the opening Caterham 310R contest in which Christian Szaruta was able to outsmart Gordon Sawyer on the final lap to snatch victory, although Sawyer wasn’t to be caught in the second encounter. Oliver Allwood managed to secure a hat trick of Mazda MX5 Mk1 wins in the highly competitive Group 1 battles while Joshua Jackson also managed a hat-trick of victories in the Mazda MX5 Mk3.