Mark Anderson was the best of the class A cars last weekend at Silverstone achieving a staggering 1:20.95 lap time in Qualifying, with an average of 82.27mph, lining up 10th overall in his EK9 Honda Civic, while David Buky was second fastest in 17th place and team mate Andrew Hough in 19th.
Anderson also achieved fastest lap in Class A in the rain with a 1:24.80 lap.
Mark Anderson’s 9th place finish was enough for him to take the win in the class A standings, saying at the end of the race:
“It was a tricky race – it wasn’t overly damp at the start of the race, I got a fairly decent start on the first lights-out and then second time around I don’t think I got quite as good a start but managed to make a couple of places up, then lost a couple of places and had some tight racing with James Griffith in the FN2 which was quite good but then it just started getting slippery over at Stowe and then it wasn’t too bad at the end of the start/finish straight, there was still grip there and then all of a sudden the rain just turned on and it was hard. It’s a shame it got red-flagged early, I hope the guy’s alright but still I got the class win so I’ll take that. I don’t know where I finished overall in that one so I don’t know what the grid layout is for the second race. If it stays consistently wet then we’ll change the setup and try and really soften it off to see if we can find a bit of grip and just hope for a good result and a clean race”.
In the class A standings, it was Danny Winstanley who crossed the line in first, but after deciding not to take the win and the points, the race win instead went to Mark Anderson, while Tim Evans returned to the podium ahead of championship leader David Buky.
This certainly looks to be a very close battle for the Class A championship title with just 2 Rounds to go, at Snetterton then Donnington Park respectively.
Report Chris Withington/Alan Faulkner
Image Chris Withington photographer