Camp takes win number four at Castle Combe as Jeakins leads a 1-2 in Production

Alistair Camp extended his championship advantage with his fourth win of the season in the first race of the day, despite a red flag stopping the race on lap one. Jeakins Race Preparation dominated the Production class with a 1-2 finish.

The first lap of the race was red flagged due to contact on the start/finish straight between a slow-starting George Alp-Williams and Production class driver Dave Marshall, who made contact with the Area Motorsport driver.

Cup Class

Once the race got underway at the second time of asking, Camp took the lead ahead of Dan Thackeray, with Matt Luff, Rob Butler, Morgan Bailey, Will Redford in the Kinetic Motorsport EP3, and Harvey Caton in his JWB Motorsport EP3 in tow.

Ryan Bensley was involved in the lead fight during the opening lap, however, contact with Morgan Bailey saw the Zest Racecar Engineering driver out at the Esses. Despite a recovery drive, Bensley ended the race on the penultimate lap with contact against the barrier at Bobbies.

Returning Production Class champion Mervyn Beckett was inside the top ten early on with the likes of Matthew Cripps and Daniel MacDonald pushing hard behind.

As the top ten stayed static for the next two laps, Pro Alloys Racing driver Simon Norris was getting stuck as he briefly made it into the top ten, at the expense of Cripps as he was passed by both Norris and MacDonald.

Camp stayed out ahead as he was pursued by Thackeray, Luff, Butler and Bailey, who were all running in close quarters together, but unable to make an advantage on Camp himself.

The Area Motorsport driver took an unchallenged win ahead of Dan Thackeray, with title rival Matt Luff completing the podium ahead of Rob Butler, Morgan Bailey and Will Redford who rounded out the top six places.

Harvey Caton was classified in seventh place ahead of Daniel MacDonald with Simon Norris scoring a top ten finish on his debut with ninth place ahead of Mervyn Beckett.

Production Class

In Production, with Dave Marshall retiring in the red flagged first lap, the Jeakins Race Preparation duo of Alfie Jeakins and Loui Hounsell took a dominant 1-2 in class, as they took the fight to the more powerful Cup Class cars.

Mark Hughes was overjoyed to take a podium finish in his Kinetic Motorsport FN2 Civic ahead of the returning Simon Welch who took fourth place in class.

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