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Mario Sarchet wins twice at Anglesey in first BRSCC Northern visit of season

Mario Sarchet won both BRSCC Northern Championship races at Anglesey, where many of the stars of the first round of the season were not present.

None of the race-winners from Oulton Park from either class made the trip to North Wales, but with both classes sharing the track at Anglesey, it meant there was only one new winner.

Sarchet, third in the Pre90 standings after Oulton Park, was beaten to Anglesey pole by Post89 frontrunners Hamish McAllister and Andrew Thomas, and did not look like winning the first race until the final lap.

McAllister dominated the first half in his Mygale 2011, but his five second lead quickly evaporated when a rising water temperature led to his engine overheating, losing power and eventually cutting out entirely.

This left Brian Young, up from fourth on the grid in his Reynard FF89, to hold off Sarchet up front.

The lead stood at three-quarters of a second until the final few laps, where Sarchet got right on Young’s gearbox before stealing the lead on the final lap.

“Brian [Young] drove tremendously, fortunately for me he gave way under immense pressure on the last lap,” said Sarchet.

“I managed to slip through again at Rocket and and took the chequered flag.”

Edwin Hannah and Juceie Bruceie made it a Reynard 1-2-3-4, with Scott Rawlinson just beating Thomas and Fergus Paton to fifth.

Thomas fell down the order on the opening lap, but fought back up to sixth to take Post89 victory.

The race one result set the grid for the shorter second race, which was ran behind the safety car for a third of its duration.

An incident involving Paul Walsh and Paton was the cause of that interruption, which had little impact on the race result.

Sarchet beat Young to victory again, with Alaric Gordon taking third and victory in the Post89 class.

Thomas and Rawlinson finished fourth and fifth, with Bruceie and Hannah completing the finishers in a distant sixth and seventh.

Mygale GV15K driver Thomas has risen from seventh in to the lead of the Post89 standings, with Gordon jumping from 10th to second. Absentee Rory Smith has dropped from first to third.

Sarchet and Bruceie have also benefited from absentees to move into first and second in the Pre90 classification, with double Oulton Park winner Jack Wolfenden falling two positions to third.

Results round-up

Race one
Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 Pre90 Mario Sarchet Reynard 16 laps
2 Pre90 Brian Young Reynard +0.325
3 Pre90 Edwin Hannah Reynard +3.802
4 Pre90 Juiceie Bruceie Reynard +22.139
5 Pre90 Scott Rawlinson Van Diemen +27.626
6 Post89 Andrew Thomas Mygale +27.794
7 Post89 Fergus Paton Van Diemen +27.974
8 Post89 Alaric Gordon Swift +34.680
9 Post89 Paul Walsh Ray +36.964
RET Post89 Hamish McAllister Mygale
Pole: McAllister, 1:13.681      Fastest lap: Hannah, 1:13.574

Race two
Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 Pre90 Sarchet Reynard 12 laps
2 Pre90 Young Reynard +1.626
3 Post89 Gordon Swift +2.549
4 Post89 Thomas Mygale +4.755
5 Pre90 Rawlinson Van Diemen +7.243
6 Pre90 Bruceie Reynard +32.373
7 Pre90 Hannah Reynard +1 lap
RET Post89 Walsh Ray
RET Post89 Paton Van Diemen
Fastest Lap: Sarchet, 1:14.448

Championship standings

Post89
Thomas 92   Gordon 60   Rory Smith 54   Nigel Dolan 54   John Ferguson 48   Tom Canning 42   Matthew Chisholm 38   8 David McArthur 38   Seamus Wild 27   10 Walsh 24
Pre90
Sarchet 116   Bruceie 79   3 Jack Wolfenden 70   Hannah 68   5 Young 54   6 Wayne Poole 54   Rawlinson 46   8 Ian Ellis 32   9 Trevor Morgan 30   10 Christopher Stones 24

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