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Gilkes fights back to take commanding GB4 race two win at Donington

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Hillspeed’s Megan Gilkes came out on top in an early battle with Nikolas Taylor to take her second GB4 victory in race two at Donington Park.

Having started from pole, Gilkes lost the lead into Redgate to Taylor, who climbed from third on the grid. Taylor’s chief title rival Alex Walker meanwhile stalled from the outside the front row before moving away in last place.

Gilkes resisted a challenge on the opening lap from Tom Mills, but soon pulled away from the Kevin Mills Racing driver and started to close in on Taylor.

Coming under increasing pressure from the former W Series racer, Taylor made a mistake into Fogarty, allowing Gilkes to snatch the lead into Melbourne.

From there, Gilkes edged clear to take a comfortable win by 4.936 seconds, while Taylor extended his points lead with second.

Elite Motorsport’s Jack Sherwood made a couple of early moves into Macleans on Hillspeed’s Max Marzorati and Mills to finish third.

An error at Coppice dropped Mills to sixth behind Marzorati, who is now up to second in the standings, and KMR’s Jarrod Waberski.

Valour Racing duo Danny Harrison and Daryl DeLeon Taylor both passed Graham Brunton Racing’s Logan Hannah to finish seventh and eighth in the team’s second race. Hannah lost a further place to the recovering Walker in the closing stages.

Race result (12 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Megan Gilkes Hillspeed 18m10.139s
2 Nikolas Taylor Fortec Motorsports +4.936s
3 Jack Sherwood Elite Motorsport +5.399s
4 Max Marzorati Hillspeed +7.833s
5 Jarrod Waberski Kevin Mills Racing +8.380s
6 Tom Mills Kevin Mills Racing +9.539s
7 Danny Harrison Valour Racing +12.985s
8 Daryl DeLeon Taylor Valour Racing +13.485s
9 Alex Walker Elite Motorsport +14.295s
10 Logan Hannah Graham Brunton Racing +18.802s
11 Chloe Grant Graham Brunton Racing +22.240s
12 Jessica Edgar Fortec Motorsports +22.674s
13 Christian Lester Rossoverde Racing +34.836s
Fastest lap: Gilkes, 1m29.666s

Championship standings
1 Taylor 252   2 Marzorati 238   3 Walker 231   4 Waberski 200   5 Mills 186   6 Gilkes 186   7 Sherwood 175   8 Adestam 151   9 Edgar 113   10 Hannah 101