A CHALLENGING WEEKEND AT SILVERSTONE
Monday 18th September 2017
Friday’s practice went well again for Jac and the Am class Qualifying on Saturday saw an all-Xentek Motorsport top three as Constable took pole from Taylor and Minshaw.
In the Am class, Jac kept a strong lead over Minshaw, who had passed Taylor for second place in the opening stages. Colin White, Jac’s main title rival, was soon up into the thick of the action and onto the tail of the Xentek boys. White passed Minshaw for second but couldn’t mount a challenge on Jac as he ensured the pair were split by Pro driver Perez by the time the flag fell.
The second race on Saturday was cancelled due to torrential rain and instead opened proceedings on Sunday. A cold, damp track made for some exciting racing as the championship protagonists got stuck in.
In the Am class, Colin White enjoyed an almost hassle-free race at the head of the field after an electrical fault forced his title rival Jac Constable to retire his car. Jac’s Xentek Motorsport teammates kept the pressure on White though, with Taylor taking another second place - just ahead of Minshaw who passed Robinson for the final podium position.
Jac– on his recovery drive from the back of the field – made up five places on the opening two laps whilst White sat in the lead of the pack. It wasn’t long before Jac was onto the tail of his title rival, making a move stick before the end of the race giving Jac his thirteenth win of the season with White second and Minshaw third.The Silverstone results have made sure that we will get an exciting finale to the SuperCup Am Class Championship which will now be decided at Brands Hatch in a fortnight’s time between Jac and Colin.