Race Results 2005

MGOC Championship

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ROUND 10 - Snetterton

This weekend would see the cars visit the Norfolk circuit for two rounds of the championship and the return of Scott Tanner in his debut race in the ZR class.  As the cars left the collecting area for qualifying it was very overcast and Scotty was looking very nervous, but as he settled in after a few laps it was clear he was going to be on the pace.

Robb Addision set pole position in the ZR class ahead of team mate Scott, who had got it together and put his new car on the front row.  Behind them was Nick Golhar and Andy Combe.

In the Maestro class, Peter Fiddes got a well deserved pole position just ahead of Andy Campbell and William Sharpe.

For the race, the weather managed to hold off and stay dry.  As the cars left the grid, Tanner and Addision were side by side, but Golhar and Combe from row two had made it four wide.  Into Riches, the first corner, Addision and Golhar got well out of shape which led Tanner and Combes to back off.  Unfortunately, Tanner was tapped by Fiddes into a spin which would see him go down to about 18th place.

Meanwhile at the front, Addision had stretched his lead by lap three and was pulling away setting new lap records every lap with Golhar in second and Combes a lonely third.  Further down, Tanner was making a come-back through the field and by the end of the race would manage to get back to fourth place - a great achievement in his first ZR outing.

Addison went on to win by 6.6 seconds from Golhar and Combes.

The Maestro battle was as usual close with plenty of action but it was Fiddes who won setting a new lap record beating the old one that's stood since 1999.  Campbell was second and the Sharpe brothers were third and fourth (Henry ahead of William).

ROUND 11 - Snetterton

Sunday would see the same race format with the addition of Adrian Olsson in his ZR.

Once again Addison took pole with a storming time beating his lap record he set in round 10.  Tanner managed to get second once again ahead of Golhar, Combe and then Adrian Olsson.

In the Maestro class Fiddes took another great pole from Campbell and this time Henry Sharpe, these split by just 4 tenths of a second.

Mid afternoon would see the cars line up to race with Scott Tanner desperate to make amends from Saturday's race.

This he did.  As they left the line, Tanner squeezed into the lead ahead of Addison with the flying starter Combes also having a go round the outside.  Tanner led across the line at the end of lap one just ahead of Addison. These two were already starting to pull away from third place Olsson with Golhar and Combes right behind.

It was then lap three when Addision passed Tanner into the Esses and took the lead.  This was the decisive move which would give Addision the lead to the end of the race and Tanner his first podium finish in his debut weekend in the ZR class.  An excellent achievement over the weekend.

The drama unfolded behind as Golhar spun Olsson out on the last corner which would see Golhar collect a 10 second penalty promoting Olsson back to a well deserved third.

Fiddes managed to do the double, winning again from Andy Campbell in the Maestro class, but it was Campbell who took the fastest lap beating the Fiddes record set in round 10.  Once again Henry Sharpe finished third ahead of brother William in fourth - a great weekend for the brothers.

Next round 10 September - Lydden Hill

For a list of all the race meetings in the 2005 MG Owners Club Championship visit the dates page.

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