Donington Park  11th May 2003

A good turn out of 500s joined the 750 Trophy Regulars for some exiting action at Donington. The similar performance of the 750 Trophy cars helped produce close racing throughout the field with various battles.

David Lecoq took pole and seemed set for a win, he was chased for many laps by Don Rawson but always looked to be in control until lap 7 when something let go, leaving Don to take the overall win. This also left John Turner in the 500 lead which he held for the duration proving just how fast a JAP can go with the right level of commitment! James Culver took second (4th Overall) and Roy Hunt enjoyed a race long battle with Roger Windley, the Genie having more grip thanks to modern tyres but Roy held third (5th Overall) to the end in spite of some determined attempts to relieve him of the burden!

The most exciting battle of the the race was between Kerry Horan, Simon Frost and Martin Gartside. Kerry made the best start from 15th on the grid to lead Simon by a few car lenghts at the end of lap one with Martin further back. Within a few laps, Simon was right on Kerry's tail and pulled off a committed move through Redgate. The following lap he nearly lost all with a grassy moment at the same corner! The scrap continued for lap after lap allowing Martin to close the gap with Kerry finally regaining his place and, on the final chicane, Martin took Simon for 6th (8th Overall) At the flag, less than a second covered all three of them.

Pos

No

Class

Name

Car

Time

Laps

Best

1

1 C Don Rawson Rawson Special 13:00.45 8 1:35.82

2

86 D John Turner Cooper JAP 13:08.96 8 1:36.74

3

5 C Roger Rowe RWR 13:13.61 8 1:37.17

4

85 D James Culver Cooper Mk 10 13:22.73 8 1:37.77

5

6 D Roy Hunt Martin Norton 12:23.30 8 1:38.72

6

2 C Roger Windley Genie 13:23.70 8 1:38.80

7

33 D Kerry Horan Trenbert Vincent 13:49.33 8 1:41.44

8

90 D Martin Gartside Cooper Norton 13:49.76 8 1:40.05

9

9 D Simon Frost Cooper JAP 13:50.24 8 1:40.73

10

8 C David Brand Austin 7 Monoposto 14:07.19 8 1:43.48

11

93 D Richard Utley JBS Norton 14:31.97 8 1:47.18

12

14 C Cliff Ringrose Phoenix 13:05.05 7 1:48.23

13

88 D Bob Culver Cooper Mk 8 13:18.14 7 1:48.18

14

99 B Jenny Bostock Austin 7 Speedex 14:28.52 7 2:00.83

15

26 B Mike Whitby Austin 7 Speedex 15:02.78 7 2:06.59

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