Cliffe is top again after fine double

Mulbarton driver Tristan Cliffe defended his Monoposto 2000 title with two more wins and fastest laps to seal the championship with two races in hand at the picturesque Anglesey circuit.

Qualifying for race one was held in driving rain and Cliffe was content to qualify in third place, behind Peter Venn and title rival Malcolm Scott.

He got an excellent start, swerving to pass Venn who had stalled at the start, and also overtook Scott for the lead he was never going to relinquish.

He cruised to a comfortable win, with a delighted Chris Anstruther taking second (and his first class win) and Adrian Holey third.

The win and Malcolm Scott's exit meant Cliffe needed a single point from the second race to clinch the championship.


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Qualifying was held in dry but very windy conditions, and he qualified his Omicron Motorsports Dallara on pole position.

Cliffe led from start to finish while Ray Rowan claimed second.

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• George Gamble took a huge step towards securing the vice champion position in the Ginetta Junior series with his third victory of the season in the latest rounds held in Scotland.

The experienced Seb Morris has recorded 10 victories from the 14 races contested so far and looks odds on to take the title, having left his less accomplished rivals fighting over second place.

Gamble, racing for the Besthorpe based TJ Motorsport squad, took a giant leap in securing the runners-up place by out-pointing the rest of the field, including Morris, at the tight Knockhill Circuit.

'It's was a fantastic weekend, it all came together for us here,' remarked Gamble.

Gamble carried his testing pace into qualifying and clinched pole position for both races from Morris.

On the opening lap of race one Gamble made a slight error, which allowed Morris to snatch the lead he was to hold to the finish. Gamble them made a second error, which dropped him back to seventh place, and heralded a storming comeback drive to snatch second place on the final lap from Struan Moore.

Race two was not quite as hectic. He conceded the lead to Toftwood's Tom Howard on lap four but the local racer was adjudged to have jumped the start and had to serve a drive through penalty. Once back ahead Gamble pulled away from the pack to secure victory and a 27 point advantage over Charlie Robertson.

• Just four races remain in the competitive Stock Hatch Championship, with a handful of points separating the top racers.

In the 14 round series competitors are allowed to drop their two worst scores and on adjusted scores just seven points separates the top five.

This leaves Martin Ward of Blofield just a single point behind arch rival Matt Digby after the latest race at Oulton Park where the local racer finished in third place, one ahead of Digby who clinched the vital extra point for fastest lap.

Battle resumes at Pembrey later this month.

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