The Milltek Sport Civic Cup moved to Croft in North Yorkshire for rounds three and four of the 2023 season, where Jack Harding leads the points standings after the opening two rounds at Snetterton, which took place over the Easter Weekend.
Here’s the roundup of all the action that took place in race two, over the Coronation Bank Holiday weekend.
RACE TWO – ROUND 4 – 15-MINUTE RACE
With Danny Hobson in the pitlane with a misfire, Pro Alloys Racing’s Alex Kite held pole position with team-mate Alistair Camp in third place and a free grid slot ahead, however, Motion Motorsports Dan Thackeray took the lead into Clervaux whilst further back Anthony Gannon had some contact along with both Leonardo Panayotio and Louie Capozzoli who collided at Tower.
Lap one saw Thackeray leading from Harvey Caton second, Morgan Bailey third, Alistair Camp, Alex Kite, Sam Kirkpatrick, championship leader Jack Harding, Ryan Bensley, Dave Marshall in the DMR FN2 and Dave Buky in his Kinetic Motorsport EP3. As Thackeray and Caton began to pull away the battle for third place heated up as Bailey led the train of cars that included Camp, Kite, Kirkpatrick and Harding.
Up front, Caton began to pressure Thackeray for the lead with nine minutes left of the race, the former JSCC driver showing that he wasn’t afraid to take fight to one of the more experienced drivers in the championship. As the clouds closed in, raising the expectation of rain, Bailey tarted to gap the following group of Camp, Harding, Kirkpatrick and Bensley.
The Safety Car was deployed with just over six minutes due to Jackson White pulling off, allowing the field to close up and a chance for Max Edmundson, who stated at the back of the 28 car grid and was up to tenth place before the Safety Car came out.
Racing resumed with four minutes to go, Caton briefly got alongside Thackeray after Tower and into the Jim Clark Esses, however the Motion Motorsport driver held on, allowing Bailey, Camp and Harding to close in for the fight for second place.
Dan Thackeray did enough to to hold on for his second win of the year ahead of Harvey Caton, who claimed the Paul Winfield Trophy win, and 2021 champion Alistair Camp completing the podium places after a late race move on Morgan Bailey, who finished in fourth place ahead of Championship leader Jack Harding who completed the top five.
Ryan Bensley came home in sixth place, ahead of Sam Kirkpatrick, whilst Max Edmundson, who started last, crossed the line in eighth place ahead of Dave Marshall in the DMR powered by KA Car Sales FN2, with Will Redford completing the top ten, having also started on the last row of the 27 car grid.
Mark Hughes claimed a full sweep of the Goodyear Diamond Trophy wins at the circuit as he maintains his lead in the Goodyear Diamond Trophy points standings.
OULTON PARK ISLAND – JUNE 10
The 2023 Milltek Sport Civic Cup will return for rounds five and six, next month, where they will be racing on the Island layout of Oulton Park in Cheshire in a one day event.
All the race action will be streamed live and can be accessed via the Civic Cup’s official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@civiccup7654
To find out more about the Milltek Sport Civic Cup, visit https://civic-cup.co.uk/ for more info and how to get involved.