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Taylor wins again to extend GB4 lead at Silverstone

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Fortec Motorsport’s Nikolas Taylor passed title rival Max Marzorati to score his seventh victory of the GB4 season in race two at Silverstone.

Starting from third, Taylor moved ahead of Hillspeed’s Megan Gilkes off the line before getting a run on Marzorati on Hangar Straight.

After setting up a move through Stowe, Taylor completed the overtake on the inside at Vale before pulling away to win by 1.387 seconds from the Hillspeed driver, while there was a frenetic early battle behind.

Gilkes lost out in an opening lap tussle and dropped to sixth behind Elite Motorsport’s Jack Sherwood and Kevin Mills Racing duo Tom Mills Jarrod Waberski.

Mills passed Sherwood for third, and then remained ahead after the pair when side by side through Maggots and Becketts, with Waberski taking advantage to move up to fourth on the Hangar Straight behind his team-mate.

Gilkes then snatched fifth from Sherwood into Abbey, with Graham Brunton Racing’s Logan Hannah joining the battle and soon demoting Sherwood to seventh on the Hangar Straight.

Mills remained in third until the final lap, when Waberski drew alongside into Brooklands and squeezed through on the inside at Luffield to steal the final podium spot by 0.1s, with Gilkes coming home close behind in fifth

Sherwood retook Hannah to finish sixth, while Fortec’s Jessica Edgar and Hillspeed’s Marcus Short both overtook Rosso Verde Racing’s Christian Lester to finish eighth and ninth.

Race result (9 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Nikolas Taylor Fortec Motorsports 18m28.048s
2 Max Marzorati Hillspeed +1.387s
3 Jarrod Waberski Kevin Mills Racing +6.390s
4 Tom Mills Kevin Mills Racing +6.498s
5 Megan Gilkes Hillspeed +6.781s
6 Jack Sherwood Elite Motorsport +10.554s
7 Logan Hannah Graham Brunton Racing +17.224s
8 Jessica Edgar Fortec Motorsports +22.010s
9 Marcus Short Hillspeed +22.461s
10 Christian Lester Rossoverde Racing +27.767s
11 Chloe Grant Graham Brunton Racing +28.284s
Fastest lap: Marzorati, 2m02.358s

Championship standings
 Taylor 389   2 Marzorati 369   3 Waberski 322   4 Mills 306   5 Gilkes 290   6 Sherwood 285   7 Alex Walker 244   8 Hannah 190   9 Edgar 185   10 Grant 161