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Matt Rivett retains Champion of Brands crown by 0.001s

Matt Rivett took a second Champion of Brands title in one day to defend his crown won earlier in the day, beating Max Marzorati over the line by just 0.001s.

Rivett led from pole with Marzorati behind, only for Marzorati to overtake Rivett into Druids on the second lap.

From there Marzorati built a gap to Rivett until mid-way through the race, when Rivett started to reel the leader in.

Coming into the final lap the gap was just 0.052s, and Marzorati was able to defend until the end of the lap at Clearways, when Rivett was able to cut underneath the leader to cross the line first.

Due to a transponder issue Marzorati was originally classed as the winner, only for the photo finish to deny him.

Jason Down completed the podium after a superb defensive race in which he kept both Conor Murphy and F1 commentator Ben Edwards behind throughout the race.

Edwards had an outstanding race, starting in 14th and last place but coming home fourth, less than a second behind Down in third.

Murphy came home in fifth having been on the back of Down and latterly Edwards throughout the race.

Logan Hannah finished on the road in sixth place but, due to a five second penalty for exceeding track limits, she was demoted to seventh behind Adam Fathers.

Steve Barlow, Richard Mendoza and John Whitbourn completed the top 10 and were the last of the unlapped runners.

Innes Hickman came home 11th followed by Andrew Pryke and Simon Pruce in 12th and 13th respectively.

Mark Adkins came home in 14th and last place, two laps behind the winner.

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 Matt Rivett Van Diemen 15:45.793
2 Max Marzorati Van Diemen +0.001
3 Jason Down Mygale +7.835
4 Ben Edwards Van Diemen +8.574
5 Conor Murphy Mondiale +9.137
6 Adam Fathers Ray +16.106
7 Logan Hannah Ray +20.518
8 Steve Barlow Ray +23.575
9 Richard Mendoza Mygale +31.044
10 John Whitbourn Ray +48.778
11 Innes Hickman Van Diemen +1 LAP
12 Andrew Pryke Van Diemen +1 LAP
13 Simon Pruce Reynard +1 LAP
14 Mark Adkins Jamun +2 LAPS

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