Thackeray takes win number three in disrupted second race at Brands Hatch

The second race of the day from Brands Hatch was looking good for Will Redford, however, an early Safety Car period and a frantic four minutes of racing saw Dan Thackeray claim his third victory of the year.

Will Redford made a great start from fourth place on the top ten reversed grid and took the lead going into Paddock Hill Bend with Jordan Brennan briefly holding second place before the TSR Powered by Liqui Moly UK driver was overtaken by both Dan Thackeray and Max Edmundson.

Contact between Matt Cripps and Jeff Alden going into Clark Curve would leave the Matrix Motorsport driver out on the spot and the Safety Car being deployed. Ahead of the incident, Jack Harding also went wide, ending up in the gravel and re-joining at the back of the field.

Racing resumed with four minutes on the clock, with Redford almost losing the back of his Pro Alloys Racing Civic EP3 on the run to the green flag and allowing Thackeray to close in. Behind, Bailey made his way past Edmundson for third place, who would then be passed on the same lap by Area Motorsport teammates Alistair Camp and Matt Luff.

As the clocked ticked down into the final two minutes, Thackeray seized his chance and moved to the inside of Redford, going side by side before getting ahead going into Paddock Hill Bend. As Redford went wide going up Hailwood Hill, Bailey made his way passed before contact between both drivers left Redford to retire in the pits.

Despite being closed down by Bailey on the last lap, Dan Thackeray held on to take his third win of the year ahead of Bailey, with Alistair Camp securing third place, ahead of Matt Luff and Max Edmundson.

Jordan Brennan was classified in sixth place whilst Dan MacDonald took a seventh place finish in the Kinetic Motorsport Civic EP3. Jack Harding recovered to take eight place whilst both Josh Harvey and Production class winner Alfie Jeakins completed the top ten finishers.

Jeakins teammate Loui Hounsell was eleventh overall and second in Production as Owen Hillman finished one lap down in twelfth place, ahead of Redford and Harvey Caton, who beached his JWB Motorsport Civic in the gravel on the penultimate lap.

The final two rounds of the 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup take place at Snetterton, using the 200 configuration, on 23rd October, where both the 2022 Cup class and Production class champions will be crowned.