Perfect weekend for driving ace
A perfect weekend - that's how Attleborough driver Jez Clark (pictured) summed up his two victories in North Wales.The Class 2 racer got two wins, two fastest laps and two pole positions in the latest rounds of the Porsche Club Championship - as well as shaking up the Class 1 drivers.
A perfect weekend - that's how Attleborough driver Jez Clark (pictured) summed up his two victories in North Wales.
The Class 2 racer got two wins, two fastest laps and two pole positions in the latest rounds of the Porsche Club Championship - as well as shaking up the Class 1 drivers.
Rounds five and six take place at Brands Hatch on May 30, but they will possibly be the final races for Clark this year as his funds are now 'running on empty'.
The Championship visited the beautiful Anglesey circuit in North Wales at the weekend, and thrilled the crowds with extremely close and competitive racing.
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In qualifying Clark (Class 2 Porsche 944S2) baffled the more powerful Class 1 cars by setting the second fastest lap and landing himself a place on the front row of the grid, outpacing the majority of Class 1 cars.
In race one, Clark held second place after the first bend but inevitably lost out as several Class 1 cars powered past on the long straights.
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But as the race progressed Clark became embroiled in the fight for third place with four cars dicing closely for the position.
At the chequered flag Clark finished a very close sixth overall, but winning the Class 2 race by over 10 seconds and setting fastest lap as he did so.
The grid for race two was set on the second fastest lap of qualifying and he proved his earlier result was no fluke, once again setting second fastest time overall and fastest in Class 2.
This time Clark held on gamely to the leaders, fighting very hard for third position against his County Classics Racing team-mate Kevin Harrison.
The race-long dice, with the cars often merely inches apart, ended at the chequered flag with Harrison retaining third position overall and Clark only 1/10th of a second behind in fourth place overall, having made the decision on the last lap not to risk losing the Class 2 victory by trying any desperate moves against his team-mate.