Alex leads the British challenge in Formula Two

Alex Brundle ended the FIA Formula Two season as best British driver after two solid performances in the final races recently held at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona in Spain.

'P8 and P5 was not spectacular but I got my act together enough to secure top Brit in the championship,' was the King's Lynn racer's response.

Brundle looked at ease around the 4.655km Spanish circuit, putting in quick lap times throughout testing and the practice sessions before qualifying for the opening race in eighth place.

By the end of the opening lap of the first race the Norfolk racer had maintained his starting position and completed the 21 lap event without gaining or losing a position.

Brundle started race two from sixth place and quickly edged ahead of Kelvin Snoeks to be fifth, the position he finished the final race in to give him sufficient points to finish in seventh place overall.


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• Fresh from competing in the final two events in the British Touring Car Championship, Oille Jackson narrowly missed out on winning the prestigious Birkett Six Hour Relay Race by 27 seconds.

The Attleborough racer joined his former Caterham racing rivals to take part in the 61st running of the team event at Silverstone and took the first stint on the former Grand Prix lay-out.

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A seven car start line crash brought the race to a halt which the local driver avoided before a restart got under way 30 minutes later.

After his opening stint the local racer's team was showing 13th in the Handicap section which improved to ninth place at the end of the second hour.

By half distance the six man team was up to third place, improving to second by the end of the fourth hour, but slipped back to third with just 60 minutes remaining.

In an effort to make up their deficit Jackson was sent out as the team's fastest driver, but a late safety car period hindered his ability to close the gap to the winning RAFMSA Team Flywheel.

It was the RAFMSA's third win in the event in the last four years but it was anything but easy as Bill Brown was caught up in the start line incident, wrecking his Peugeot 205 GTi in the process.

Ian Fletcher, who spent many years based at RAF Coltishall, and team mates overcame the loss to narrowly hold on for a famous victory.

Also taking part in the event was Mulbarton's Derek Jones, as a member of the RGB East team, who finished 35th in the Handicap section and 10th overall.

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