Butler wins as Camp and Beckett are crowned 2021 Cup and Production Champions

With times based on the second-fastest laps in qualifying, Alp-Williams resumed his position at the front of the grid as the cars lined up for the final time this season in the autumnal Norfolk evening sunshine.

This time it was five abreast into the first corner, with Tonks squeezing through to take the lead ahead of Alp-Williams, with Butler and Bailey in hot pursuit.

Tonks was in charge for the first half of the race, until Alp-Williams left his braking to the last at the end of the Bentley straight and managed to elbow his way past on the grass on the entry to Brundle Corner.

Then, with three laps to go, Butler also passed Tonks – and when Alp-Williams pulled up a lap later, he found himself out front ahead of Tonks and Bailey – the double-winner earlier in the day also having issues and in closing stages was passed by Lane and Luff.

Consequently, Butler went unchallenged to the line, going into score his third victory of the season.

Having a relatively quiet race in comparison with others this season, Camp kept himself out of trouble and following a calculated drive, he crossed the line in eighth place and secure the 2021 Milltek Civic Cup drivers title for him and his team, Area Motorsport.

In the Production Class, it was another textbook race for Marshall. Beckett initially led the charge, but not wanting to risk his opportunity to secure the title, the five-times class winner this season was more than happy to allow Marshall through to take his third victory of the season and in doing so confirm himself and his team MJ Motorsport as Production Champions.

Third place on this occasion went to Donington winner Travis Coyne, with Harry Threlfall fourth and therefore relegating his luckless on this occasion brother Alfie to third in the end-of-season standings.

2021 Milltek Sport Civic Cup: Cup Class Champion – Alistair Camp

“It feels great to be champion. I had a few issues today, but I can forget them now the job’s done. We’ve worked hard all season to get here, testing whenever we can and it’s paid off. The Civic Cup is a great place to be, with such a friendly atmosphere in the paddock. You can’t get a better championship to race in.

“I really have to thank everyone who’s been involved in my campaign, especially Area Motorsport. Becoming a father a few months ago and now becoming champion, I couldn’t have asked for more.”

2021 Milltek Sport Civic Cup: Production Class Champion – Mervyn Beckett

“I’ve been a bit lucky today, with Alfie (Threlfall) having issues this weekend. I feel sorry for him not being able to put up a fight following the incident last night and then issues with his car today, but to do what he’s done this season and challenge me all the way is a credit to him.

“I’ve been racing for years and although I’ve been close, I’ve never won a championship before. Reliability and consistent scoring is the key to success in championships and that’s been my strategy today. It’s been such a close season and great fun. I’d love to come back and do it all again next year!”

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