Croft enjoys two days of BARC thrills and spills

01 May 17

The British Automobile Racing Club marked its maiden visit of the year to Croft Circuit this past weekend (29/30 April) with two days of thrilling entertainment.

Leading the billing was the popular Michelin Clio Cup Series. The stars of the one-make, tin-top category produced a spellbinding two races around the 2.1 mile layout. Following on from his impressive start to the season at Silverstone, Ben Palmer proved to be the one to beat as he romped to both victories, holding off the ever-charging Anton Spires to claim the race class honours.

In the road class, Nic Harrison got back on-track to take control of the overall standings, replicating Palmer's performance by taking two wins.

The Classic 2CV Racing Championship staged a duo of sprint encounters along with a two-hour endurance race, all of them bringing different winners. Ash Carter and Peter Sparrow were the winners on day one in the 10-lap races.

Ainslie Bousfield paired with team-mate and defending champion Lien Davies to prevail in the longer race. The pair were hit with a 10-second time penalty too but were able to build up a sufficient lead to retain their lead and eventual victory.

James O'Reilly, Liam Morley, Andy Bird and Ross Allen shared the spoils in the British Superkarts whilst Andrew Morrison rounded out the action by taking a brace of wins in the Northern Saloon & Sports Cars.

For full classification from all championships, click here.

Next up at Croft are the next two rounds of the Auto 66 Northern Clubmans Championships for solos and sidecars, taking place on Saturday 13th May. For more information such as tickets, click here.