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Josh Fisher triumphs in tense three-way Castle Combe battle

Josh Fisher took a well-deserved victory in race two of the Castle Combe Racing Club FF1600 Championship sponsored by Melksham Motor Spares at Castle Combe.

Fisher jumped from third to second by the first corner and jumped the polesitter Felix Fisher on lap two with Luke Cooper following closely in third.

The safety car was required at the end of lap two, to recover the stranded car of F1 commentator Ben Edwards

The top three were separated by less than a second for the rest of the race with the gap coming down to as little as 0.378s after the end of lap eight.

Whilst Josh Fisher was able to hold onto first place, Felix Fisher succumbed to the pressure from Cooper, losing second on the final lap, and finishing just 0.120s adrift.

Despite finishing third Felix Fisher was able to take home the 50th anniversary prize , the Guards Trophy, having beaten both Josh Fisher and Cooper on aggregate timings over the two races.

Roger Orgee took a lonely fourth, whilst just behind the battle between Tom Hawkins and Matt Rivett came down to the wire with Hawkins coming home just 0.078s ahead of Rivett, who took home class B honours.

David Cobbold finished seventh and brought home the victory in class C. Chris Acton, Harry Cobbold and Bob Higgins rounded out the top 10.

The battle for 11th could barely have been closer with Lloyd Hopes beating Paul Barnes by just 0.001s and Shaun Macklin and Matthew Hallam all finishing within a second of Hopes.

Steve Bracegirdle and Alex Rivett came home in fifteenth and sixteenth respectively, followed by Mark Harrison who took the honours in class D.

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 A Josh Fisher Van Diemen 10 laps
2 A Luke Cooper Swift +0.568
3 A Felix Fisher Ray +0.688
4 A Roger Orgee Ray +5.981
5 A Tom Hawkins Ray +12.766
6 B Matt Rivett Van Diemen +12.844
7 C David Cobbold Van Diemen +14.240
8 A Chris Acton Ray +15.563
9 A James Cobbold Ray +25.507
10 A Bob Higgins Firman +26.086
11 B Llyod Hopes Swift +33.394
12 B Paul Barnes Swift +33.395
13 B Shaun Macklin Swift +33.85
14 A Matthew Hallam Spectrum +34.227
15 C Steve Bracegirdle Van Diemen +36.056
16 B Alex Rivett Swift +45.278
17 D Mark Harrison Lola +50.573
18 C Michael Phillips Swift +1:16.200
19 B James Rose Swift +1 lap
20 D Alan Slater Nike +1 lap
21 B Paul Mason Swift +1 lap
22 C James Colborn Van Diemen +2 laps
DNF B Ben Edwards Van Diemen  

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