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Webster wins from pole in opening GB4 contest at Snetterton

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Cooper Webster and Evans GP scored their maiden GB4 victory by controlling Saturday’s opening race at Snetterton from pole.

The Australian led away at the start and pulled an early 1.2-second buffer to Kevin Mills Racing’s Tom Mills. Despite initially being roughly matched by Mills, Webster edged further clear in the second half of the 10-lap encounter to triumph by 3.040s.

Fortec Motorsports’ Colin Queen remained close behind Mills throughout, coming home 0.309s adrift of the GB4 points leader in third.

Esports star Lucas Blakeley made a slow getaway from fourth and slipped back to eighth, and was further hampered by a spin at Riches on lap two – and the slicks-and-wings debutant eventually finished 11th.

Harry Burgoyne Jr scored his best result so far in fourth for Graham Brunton Racing, edging Fox Motorsport’s Liam McNeilly by 0.2s.

Fortec’s Ruhaan Alva was a further six seconds adrift in sixth, while Jeremy Fairbairn was seventh on his debut for the GBR squad after a mid-season team switch. Jack Clifford was eighth for KMR ahead of Sid Smith and Aditya Kulkarni.

Race result (10 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Cooper Webster Evans GP 18m02.829s
2 Tom Mills Kevin Mills Racing +3.040s
3 Colin Queen Fortec Motorsports +3.349s
4 Harry Burgoyne Jr Graham Brunton Racing +11.777s
5 Liam McNeilly Fox Motorsport +11.987s
6 Ruhaan Alva Fortec Motorsports +18.140s
7 Jeremy Fairbairn Graham Brunton Racing +20.979s
8 Jack Clifford Kevin Mills Racing +22.972s
9 Sid Smith Fox Motorsport +24.719s
10 Aditya Kulkarni Fortec Motorsports +24.980s
11 Lucas Blakeley Kevin Mills Racing +44.397s
12 Dylan Hotchin +52.477s
13 Thomas Lee Evans GP +1m03.946s
Fastest lap: Webster, 1m47.081s

Championship standings
Mills 295   2 Webster 215   3 McNeilly 199   4 Queen 190   5 Fairbairn 168   6 Burgoyne 130   7 Harri Reynolds 125   8 Alva 110   9 Kulkarni 108   10 Clifford 105