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Sutton takes third consecutive Formula Ford win in Knockhill race one

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

20-year-old Brit Ashley Sutton took his third consecutive victory in Formula Ford GB in race one of round seven at the Knockhill Racing Circuit.

Sutton, racing for MBM Motorsport, kept the lead after starting from pole and calmly controlled the 20-minute race, unchallenged for victory.

The racer from Bishop’s Stortford finished six seconds clear of his nearest opponent Harrison Scott, who crucially overtook his championship rival Jayde Kruger for P2 on lap seven.

Scott’s Falcon teammate Ricky Collard also got ahead of Kruger, taking P3 from the JTR driver on lap 15, and wound up completing the podium. The South African had to settle for fourth, with his squadmate Max Marshall completing the top five and taking reverse-grid pole.

Juan Rosso found his way past fellow Radical Motorsport driver James Abbott to claim sixth place. Abbott held seventh, narrowly ahead of Louise Richardson and Chris Mealin. SWB Motorsport’s Greg Holloway rounded out the running order two laps down.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time
1 Ashley Sutton MBM Motorsport 23 laps in 20:18.091
2 Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport +6.387
3 Ricky Collard Falcon Motorsport +11.153
4 Jayde Kruger JTR +13.242
5 Max Marshall JTR +23.311
6 Juan Angel Rosso Radical Motorsport +29.366
7 James Abbott Radical Motorsport +35.785
8 Louise Richardson Richardson Racing +36.354
9 Chris Mealin Falcon Motorsport +37.361
10 Greg Holloway SWB Motorsport +2 laps