Camp doubles up in Cup as Jeakins fights back in Production in Brands Hatch thriller

Alistair Camp took his second win of the weekend in round six of the 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup whilst Alfie Jeakins survived early race contact to take his fifth win in the Production class so far.

Cup Class

Matt Luff made a good getaway from pole position for the final race of the weekend on the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch to take the lead, however it was Dan Thackeray who made an even better start to try and pass Alistair Camp going into Paddock Hill Bend. Whilst he would stay behind the Area Motorsport driver, this didn’t deter the Motion Motorsport EP3 driver.

The early order saw Luff leading from Camp and Thackeray ahead of Morgan Bailey, Will Redford, Jack Harding, Paul Taylor, Max Lewis and Harvey Caton before the Safety Car was deployed after Pro Alloys Racing’s Owen Hillman and Area Motorsports Natalie Brooks made contact at the bottom of Paddock Hill.

Racing resumed with nine minutes left of the fifteen-minute race, giving Camp the chance to begin pressuring his team-mate for the race lead, as behind Redford passes Bailey.

Ryan Bensley started making progress up the order as he passed Caton for tenth place and then a lap later, Camp pounced and overtook Luff for the lead as the two drivers began to gap against the chasing pack.

Caton wasn’t satisfied with twelfth position and two laps later pulled off the move of the race as he overtook both Paul Taylor and Ben Sharpe in one move as all three cars approached Graham Hill Bend.

Alistair Camp took his second win of the weekend ahead of team-mate Mat Luff, giving Area Motorsport another formation finish ahead of Will Redford, in what was a repeat of the first race result with the Kinetic Motorsports driver taking his second podium finish of the weekend.

Jack Harding came home in fourth place, completing his first weekend in the Championship, ahead of Max Lewis as Ryan Bensley claimed sixth place at the end of the race in his Zest Racecar Engineering EP3. Harvey Caton for seventh place with both Paul Taylor and Ben Sharpe completing the top ten places for Mintro Motorsport with PT Autos and Pro Alloys Racing respectively.

George Alp-Williams had a much quieter race after his race two charge, taking eleventh place with Dan MacDonald in twelfth position after a mid race of track excursion. Alfie Threlfall, Neal Gardiner and Matthew Cripps completed the top fifteen places.

Production Class

Alfie Jeakins had to earn his fifth Production class victory out of six races the hard way, after finding himself caught up in the early race collision between Cup Class drivers Pro Alloys Racing’s Owen Hillman and Area Motorsports Natalie Brooks made at the bottom of Paddock Hill.

Leading an all Jeakins Race Preparation front row, Loui Hounsell took the lead ahead of Dave Marshall in his Kinetic Motorsport FN2 as Jeakins and Mark Hughes were caught up in the Hillman/Brookes incident.

This allowed Marshall to take the lead from Hounsell with the race two winner dropping to third place, as Aaron Reeve made his way forward to try and challenge for class winning honours ahead of Rhys Lewis, who was up to fourth place.

With Jeakins and Hughes on comeback drives, Marshall started to set the pace before Reeve tracked him down and passed the FN2 Civic driver for the race lead. Jeakins wasn’t hanging around either, passing teammate Hounsell for third place ahead of Hughes and Lewis.

In the closing minutes, Reeve became the third class leader of the race as he made his way past Marshall, however Jeakins was on a mission, passing The Kinetic Motorsports driver for second place and then what became the race lead and eventual victory as Reeves dropped to third.