Carvell keeps it clean to take first win
Rob Carvell claimed a long-awaited first Gaz Shocks 116 Trophy victory with a quick and immaculate run driving solo at Silverstone. And “immaculate” was important, as track-limits penalties were regular for Carvell’s rivals in this 90-minute contest. This included Sam Yates and Mark Sullivan’s 116, which led from pole and in the final stint, Yates closed in and passed Carvell for first on the road. However, by now, Yates had a track-limits drive-through penalty to serve, then was disqualified for the same offence.
Yates told MN: “When you come through the last corner it was very difficult to see on the pitwall where they were holding the [penalty] board out. None of the guys [in the team] knew what was going on.” Chris and Jack Godden also had a clean run to finish second, while British Touring Car champion Tim Harvey with son Jamie ran competitively on debut and were third home, but dropped to sixth via dreaded track-limit penalties.
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