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Taylor seals GB4 title as Waberski triumphs in Donington race two

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Fortec Motorsports’ Nikolas Taylor took the GB4 crown in the penultimate race of the season at Donington Park, with Jarrod Waberski claiming victory.

But it was an eventful affair en-route to the title for Taylor, who finished fourth despite an incident-filled race.

He lost the lead to Tom Mills at the start, the Kevin Mills Racing driver climbing from third to sweep around the outside at Redgate, with the pair making slight contact. Sherwood bogged down from second on the grid and slipped to fourth behind Waberski.

Mills and Taylor continued to squabble through most of the opening lap, with Waberski pouncing to move up the inside of the pair at Melbourne into the lead.

Sherwood tried to join the lead scrap into Goddards but slid wide onto the grass and dropped down the order.

Hillspeed’s Oliver Clarke took third into Redgate from Taylor, who was then involved in more drama when he ended up on the grass at the Craner Curves after contact with Elite’s Will Macintyre and slipped back to sixth.

As Waberski pulled clear to an eventful victory, Clarke and Mills collided contesting second at the hairpin, allowing Macintyre to move into second. As Mills tried to recover the lost ground, he had a further incident with Megan Gilkes at Macleans, with both retiring in the gravel trap.

The race finished behind the safety car, with Waberski winning from Macintyre and Clarke, with Taylor fourth.

Sherwood came home fifth, with Max Marzorati climbing from the back of the grid to sixth.

Graham Brunton Racing’s Logan Hannah retired with damage after an early collision, while Scorpio Motorsport’s Aqil Alibhai stalled on the grid and did not continue.

Race result (11 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Jarrod Waberski Kevin Mills Racing 19m22.215s
2 William Macintyre Elite Motorsport +0.387s
3 Oliver Clarke Hillspeed +0.981s
4 Nikolas Taylor Fortec Motorsports +1.824s
5 Jack Sherwood Elite Motorsport +2.926s
6 Max Marzorati Hillspeed +3.348s
7 Chloe Grant Graham Brunton Racing +4.114s
8 Jessica Edgar Fortec Motorsports +5.027s
9 Carl Bennett Fortec Motorsports +6.038s
10 Christian Lester Rossoverde Racing +2 laps
Ret Megan Gilkes Hillspeed
Ret Tom Mills Kevin Mills Racing
Ret Logan Hannah Graham Brunton Racing
Ret Aqil Alibhai Scorpio Motorsport
Fastest lap: Taylor, 1m30.276s

Championship standings
 Taylor 494   2 Marzorati 459   3 Waberski 446   4 Mills 382   5 Sherwood 395   6 Gilkes 349   7 Edgar 252   8 Alex Walker 244   9 Grant 229   10 Hannah 220