ROUND 3: ZANDVOORT
We have visited Zandvoort in the Netherlands for this weekend's racing. The action was non stop in the Pro-AM division from the start. A collision on turn one held up the midfield with a car facing the wrong way on the track.
Pole position held by last week's winner Junior McColl in the Porsche with Craig Eekhout in the Audi in 2nd. The positions quickly changed and saw the two drivers holding onto top spots for the first third of the race until both drivers were sent down the order involving racing incidents.
Leon le Roux in the Aston found himself in first place with B King in the Lexus and R Van Coller in the Bentley sitting up close hoping to find their opportunity for a move up the ladder.
With 15 minutes left on the clock, J McColl put himself back into the top three while Eekhout was gifted two places when an incident between Walker and Van Coller took them out of the running.
Le Roux took full advantage of his lead out in front stretching it to 8 seconds taking in clean air all the way to the finish, with King finding himself on the podium for the first time and McColl taking a respectable third place.
Pro Series PRO Division
The Pro Division delivered some fantastic racing that saw a more settled grid take to the circuit for the third race in the series. Top placed Essa and Jadwat were on pole. The start of the race was clean and saw Jadwat finding himself in front of Essa into the first corner, allowing him to take control of the first place.
The competition was fierce for the top three, with the three fastest drivers making up top 3 places, and showing exactly why they are the fastest with commanding performances through the very technical Zandvoort circuit.
Without making any mistakes the top order was destined to stay unchanged, and an even tougher mistake by Essa saw him leave the track, it, fortunately, didn’t cost him his place.
A battle for 4th place ensuing between Oliphant and Classens providing some good racing with only 15 minutes to go, and further down a battle between McColl and Wilken was also unfolding, with McColl doing his utmost to hold off Wilken, when a race incident saw Oliphant making contact with Claasens allowing McColl Cadihle and Wilken through.
The order was scrambled again with McColl dropping from the top 5 giving Cadihle 4th place followed by Wilken. This changes the order of the season standings somewhat but for now, Essa is still the leader of the series.