DAVIDSON DOMINATES SILVERSTONE, BEARMAN SHINES

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Bearman's incredible Race 2 drive to 2nd was the talk of the paddock - Photo: Jon Elsey

Jack Davidson was once again unstoppable in his pursuit of the 2017 Fiesta Junior Championship crown as he went on to score two brilliantly executed victories at Silverstone, however the name on everyone’s lips after the weekend was over wasn’t his as one of his Jam-Sport teammates stole the show in Race 2.

Davidson would top both practice sessions before taking pole by less than a tenth from Lochlan Bearman with the HillWood Motorsport pair of Scott Cansdale, who surprised everyone with 3rd fastest, and James Hillery on the second row ahead of Cadwell Park winner Nicholas Reeve and James Waite.

Getting the start he needed, Davidson then duly drove away from the pack as he reeled of the laps before taking the chequered flag some 5 seconds ahead of those pursuing him. Messrs Cansdale and Reeve ended up becoming embroiled in a battle of their own which eventually was settled in favour of Cansdale, scoring his best ever result in FJC and his first podium. Teammate Hillery came home 4th while James Waite secured another solid top 5 ahead of reigning champion Harry Gooding who was still re-adjusting to his Fiesta again with 6th.

The second race produced more of the same as Davidson further increased his margin of victory on that occasion to over 8 seconds, but that wasn’t the talking point that the paddock took away from that race. Lochlan Bearman had retired with mechanical problems from Race 1, leaving him to start towards the rear of the field in a lowly 14th place. What followed was a superb charge through the field to eventually pick up a sensational 2nd place behind teammate Davidson. This left Nicholas Reeve to salvage another 3rd place finish with Gustav Burton taking a personal best 4th from James Waite. Bradley Kent, the younger brother of current Fiesta Championship and FJC graduate Lewis, also scored his best result to date with 6th place, while champion Gooding was left to retire with transmission troubles. This leaves him with an awful lot of work to do to regain his race winning form at the next rounds.

Those next two rounds of the championship at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire will mark the halfway point in the season. From now on, Davidson will be hoping for a perfect season, his rivals will be out to prevent him getting it and Gooding desperately needs one from here on in to stand a chance of becoming the first junior champion to defend their title. Still, it just shows that with dropped scores now coming into the frame there’s still a lot to play for!

You can find the full breakdown of results from Silverstone here via TSL Timing – SILVERSTONE RESULTS

Scott Woodwiss

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Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Jack Davidson 392 391
2 Nicholas Reeve 378 378
3 James Hillery 364 364