Bailey takes win number three in disrupted second Donington Park race

Morgan Bailey secured his third victory of the 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup during a disrupted second race of the day at Donington Park, which was dominated by a Safety Car after a hectic opening lap saw several cars off track.

Jeff Alden started from the reversed grid pole position in his Matrix Motorsport FN2 Civic, however, the former Volkswagen Cup driver would end his race at the Old Hairpin after contact.

Will Di Claudio held the lead as the Safety Car was deployed before the end of lap one with Will Redford having lost places in the opening corners in the Pro Alloys Racing EP3. Morgan Bailey, Matt Luff, Alistair Camp, Harvey Caton, Jack Harding, race one winner Dan Thackeray, Matthew Cripps, Ross Darlington and Owen Hillman were the top ten in the queue.

Owen Hillman was another casualty during the Safety Car period as he pulled off the second Pro Alloys Racing EP3 before the Old Hairpin as Redford caught the civic train.

Racing resumed with seven minutes left of the fifteen-minute race with Bailey pouncing on Di Claudio on the run to Redgate where the MJB Motorsport ace took the lead. as di Claudio went wide, Luff, Camp, Caton and Harding all went past the guest driver as Bailey began to build a gap.

Harding dived for the inside of Caton through Hollywood and in the process took fourth place as Thackeray also moved past Di Claudio for sixth place as Luff was being pursued by both Camp and Harding. Luff seemed to have an issue at the old Hairpin as both Camp and Harding went past with Harding set his sights on second place.

Morgan Bailey secured his third win of the year as Jack Harding took second place on the final lap, passing Alistair Camp at the chicane, whilst Harvey Caton in the JWB Motorsport EP3 finished ahead of Dan Thackeray in the Motion Motorsport EP3 with Matt Luff holding on for sixth position.

Will Di Claudio crossed the line seventh place ahead of Matthew Cripps and the recovering Will Redford completing the top ten. Paul McHugh and Jordan Brennan were eleventh and twelfth respectively.

In the Production class, Loui Hounsell took the early lead as all four Production class driver were four wide going into Redgate, however it would be Jeakins Race Preparation teammate Alfie Jeakins who claimed class win number eight ahead of Hounsell.

Mark Hughes took his fourth third place finish in a row in the Kinetic Motorsport run FN2 with Simon Welch completing the class finishers.