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Ashley Sutton runs away with race two at Snetterton

by Peter Allen
Ashley Sutton

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ashley Sutton claimed his second win of the Formula Ford GB season by a commanding 11 seconds in race two at Snetterton.

Starting third on the grid, Sutton took the lead when reverse grid pole-sitter James Abbott went wide at turn one Riches on lap two.

He then extended his lead over second-placed Ricky Collard by an average of more than a second a lap in the remaining nine laps.

Collard was able to cruise home to his best ever finish in Formula Ford, helped by an intense battle for third behind him. Abbott was passed by title rivals Harrison Scott and Jayde Kruger, and Scott then managed to hold off Kruger until the end, finishing a further nine seconds behind Falcon team-mate Collard.

Closely behind Scott and Kruger, race one winner Max Marshall finished fifth ahead of Radical duo Abbott and Juan Rosso. Chris Mealin was eighth, Louise Richardson finished ninth after a lap two spin, and Greg Holloway completed the finishers in tenth.

Newcomer Michael O’Brien spun out of ninth on lap six.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap
1 Ashley Sutton MBM Motorsport 11 laps in 20:25.694
2 Ricky Collard Falcon Motorsport +11.630
3 Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport +20.803
4 Jayde Kruger JTR +20.945
5 Max Marshall JTR +21.516
6 James Abbott Radical Motorsport +21.898
7 Juan Rosso Radical Motorsport +22.863
8 Chris Mealin Falcon Motorsport +28.064
9 Louise Richardson Richardson Racing +1:00.258
10 Greg Holloway SWB Motorsport +1:07.845
Not classified
Michael O’Brien MBM Motorsport + 6 laps