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Grant Peterkin takes victory from pole at Castle Combe

Michael Grant Peterkin took a comfortable HSCC Historic Formula Ford victory at Castle Combe this afternoon while only three of the six car grid finished on the lead lap.

Grant Peterkin started well from pole and led into Quarry with Timothy Brise following closely behind.

Behind the top two on the opening lap, Clive Richards and Nelson Rowe collided with an unfortunate Alan Slater collecting Rowe.

Richards was able to carry on, whilst Rowe and Slater crawled their way to the pits, with Slater retiring instantly and Rowe returning to the track three laps down.

Grant Peterkin and Brise stayed within a second of each other and traded fastest laps until lap eight, when Brise made a move for the lead into Tower only to be overtaken by Grant Peterkin at the exit of the corner.

The following lap Brise fell back after he went wide onto the grass at the Esses, losing five seconds to the leader in the process.

Within three laps Richards was able to close in on Brise and, after an attempted overtake at Quarry, made the move stick on Brise a lap later to take second place, also taking the fastest lap in the process.

After retaking the track on lap five Rowe showed good pace, however he finished three laps down on the leader in fourth place.

The first lap incident elevated sixth-place starter Kit Lawson to third after the opening lap. However his race only lasted three laps after his Lotus 31’s throttle cable broke.

Pos Class Driver Car Time
1 Michael Grant Peterkin Brabham 20m08.970
2 Clive Richards Merlyn +3.698
3 Timothy Brise Merlyn +10.977
4 Nelson Rowe Crossle 3 Laps
DNF Kit Lawson Lotus
DNF Alan Slater Nike

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