New records set on Sorel circuit
OVER 30 drivers tussled for top place on the tarmac at Sorel Circuit on Sunday as ideal weather conditions paved the way for three new lap records.
The sun beat down on the 28 home entrants and their four Sarnian counterparts, and it was the Guernsey representative who led the way in the cadet class, with Brooke Ceillam dominating from start to finish while taking the lap record by just 0.01s. Orlando Caser achieved a personal best on his way to second, with Ashton Parsons in third following a spin. Novice Macauley Guy claimed fourth in only his third race, with DJ Ponniah, Magnus Surcouf, Charlie Bonney and Marley Vardon close behind.
In the mini max class Amy Nightingale took the win, ahead of a PB-setting Dyllon Gratz, while in the junior X30 division Harry Gilson lowered his PB by 0.39s but finished behind Josh Torpy.
Alix Touzel claimed her first ever win in heat two of the junior max class, but it was Luca Benest who took the chequered flag in the final ahead of Josh Thompson. Touzel finished third, with William Henwood, Sam Heathcote and Kimberley Reddy taking fourth to sixth. Ben Seal retired from second with a mechanical failure, and Nicholas Reddy from fifth.
Harry Torpy, racing a senior X30, set a class record of 35.41s, while Rhys Hughes matched his fastest lap time in the Max category to take the win. Jeff O’Boyle and Anna Ormsby set new Max PBs to take third and fourth behind runner-up Tom Vernon.
Max Brochet beat Michael Reddy to the line in the gearbox class, while in the Bambino class Luka Bobus improved on his last race lap time, Harrison Rogers set a new PB and Codi Le Patourel improved his own lap record by 0.79s.
There is a Trophy race at Sorel this Saturday [9.30 am-3 pm approx] and Round nine of the Championship on Sunday 15 July. All spectators welcome.