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Luke Cooper takes Champion of Brands title from pole position

Luke Cooper took the Champion of Brands title from pole position after fighting off constant pressure from Michael Eastwell and Rory Smith, who finished within half a second of the leader.

Cooper made a good start in his Swift Cooper to maintain his lead from pole, but dropped down to second position behind Eastwell as the pair came up against backmarkers for the first time.

Ultimately, Eastwell lost out to both Cooper and Smith, with the three drivers pressuring each other throughout the race. First Cooper got past, and then Smith.

Smith finished second, after losing and then regaining position to Eastwell. He made several attempts to pass Cooper again during the 18-lap contest but was unable to get past.

Thomas Cappezzone finished in fourth place, nine seconds behind the leading pack, beating Davide Meloni and Max Marzorati in fifth and sixth.

Adam Fathers’ strong day continues as he maintained his good qualifying position to finish seventh after a somewhat lonely but strong race.

Paul Mason and Richard Mendoza were the final two cars to finish on the lead lap in eighth and ninth.

Innes Hickman and Ben Hadfield finished four laps down, with Hadfield suffering an electrical issue. Mark Adkins was unable to start the race.

Race results:

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1   Luke Cooper Swift Cooper SC16 15:25.937
2   Rory Smith Medina JL18 +0.269
3   Michael Eastwell Spectrum 011c +0.471
4   Thomas Cappezzone Swift Cooper SC16 +9.807
5   Davide Meloni Van Diemen JL15 +14.290
6   Max Marzorati Van Diemen RF01 +17.483
7   Adam Fathers Ray GR16 +30.477
8   Paul Mason Swift SC94 +43.411
9   Richard Mendoza Mygale EM18 +51.346
10   Shaun Macklin Swift SC92F 1 lap
11   Ian Jeary Dulon LD9 1 lap
12   John Whitbourn Ray GR10/18K 1 lap
13   Simon Pruce Reynard 89FF 1 lap
14   Terry Durdin Crossle 25s 1 lap
15   Innes Hickman Van Diemen RF89 4 laps
16   Ben Hadfield Van Diemen RF78 4 laps
17   Andrew Pryke Van Diemen RF04 DNS
18   Mark Adkins Jamun M92 DNS

Fastest lap: Smith: 50.482s

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