Ivor refuses to be deflated by late blow

Ivor McCullough was a lucky victor of the VdeV sportscar race at Snetterton on Saturday as he dragged his winning Ligier home with a flat tyre.

Ivor McCullough was a lucky victor of the VdeV sportscar race at Snetterton on Saturday as he dragged his winning Ligier home with a flat tyre, writes Lewis Beales.

Racing down the back straight for the final time, to a seemingly untroubled win, a rear tyre blew out, leaving him to nurse the car home on just three good tyres.

McCullough had inherited the lead from Bryce Wilson when the locally-based driver had to pull off with a similar tyre problem, which would nearly knock McCullough out.

The Classic Sports car race easily fell to the father and son pair of Michael and Mike Wilkinson in their Jaguar E Type.

Andy Earl had to pull off a remarkable overtaking manoeuvre on Tony Palmer to take second place in his E Type while Norwich's Roger Quantrill finished in 22nd place.

Results

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V de V UK: 1 Ivor McCullough (Ligier JS49); 2 Tony Freeman/Duncan Williams (Juno SSE); 3 Edward Lovett (Norma M20).

Classics Sports Car Race: 1 Mike Wilkinson/Michael Wilkinson (Jaguar E Type); 2 Andy Earl (Jaguar E Type); 3 Mark Livens/Robert Dyball (Honda Civic Type R).