The competition heats up at Snetterton.
With the sun blazing over Snetterton as the MINI Challenge entered round three, the stage was set for an exhilarating weekend of scorching lap times, tense battles and scintillating racing action. Nathan Harrison took control of the first race after setbacks for championship leader Ant Whorton-Eales, while a dramatic dash to the finish line saw David Robinson claim his first Challenge victory in race two. With the competition – and the temperature – starting to heat up, it was an incredible racing weekend full of action, emotion and thrilling fights for the chequered flag.
A blistering start.
Jordan Collard set the track alight in qualifying, securing his second pole position of the season with an incredible final lap – almost two seconds faster than the quickest lap all weekend at the same circuit last season.
Harrison takes advantage.
The weekend’s first race proved tricky for Collard and championship leader Ant Whorton-Eales, who was forced to retire due to engine troubles. Challenge veteran Nathan Harrison made the most of their misfortunes, storming to the finish line for a comfortable win.
Contenders rise from the dust.
The second race got off to a dramatic start, with a tangle between front-runners Luke Reade and Rob Smith leaving David Robinson, Jac Maybin and Lewis Brown in a nail-bitingly tense battle for the top spot.
A fight to the finish.
Robinson and Maybin treated spectators to a thrilling fight in the last lap. With the pair neck-and-neck as they turned into the final straight, it was an adrenaline-pumping charge to the chequered flag that saw Robinson clinch victory by the width of a headlight.