Double Delight for Cooper

Silverstone was the venue for Rounds 4,5,6 of the Nissan Super Touring Cup.

Lewis McGlade took a double win at the season opener at Donington and was looking for damage limitation here at Silverstone carrying maximum ballast. Practice saw Brandow setting the early pace but when it come to qualifying an outstanding lap with 42kg of success ballast Mike Cooper snatched top spot for his first pole position of the season.

Race 1 saw a handful of drivers bog their cars while Cooper, McGlade and Lewis all made great starts and led the field. Benton dropped from third to seventh at the start but produced a great drive to follow home Cooper who took a commanding win for MK Racing first 1-2 of the season with Ben Lewis third on the podium. McGlade had a race long battle with Lewis and Benton but just missed out in fourth place scoring valuable points for the championship(edited).

Race 2 was almost a carbon copy of race 1 with drivers struggling to get of the line. Cooper pulled away into a lead and controlled the race with the pack hunting him down. Benton once again found himself dropping to the tail end and producing another comeback drive to second place but had a fantastic duel with Nick Deeley who carried his fine form from Donington to grab third on the podium. Some good drives from series returnee Dan Hurlock who was running at the front but missed his pit box and in result finishing in 5th. Hammond who came into this event second in the standings carrying a lot of weight drove a measured race to finish sixth.

Race 3 saw the grids reversed with Justin Brown leading the pack. A mistake from Brown saw him loose the lead to McGlade but with a charging Hurlock took the lead and lead the way up front. Chasing Hurlock was McGlade Lewis Deeley Benton and Cooper who had a great battle together. An early pitstop saw Ben Lewis perform a great undercut on Benton who slotted in third after his stop. Benton got through and went after Hurlock. Ben Lewis then had Deeley who emerged a few laps later with fresh rubber and took full advantage to get third. Lewis and double winner Cooper battled hard but Cooper coming out the better to secure fourth and rounding off a solid night of racing.