Double win for Molsom

OUT IN FRONT: Andy Molsom winning the first race by a slim margin at Snetterton. Photo by Hazel Ford
OUT IN FRONT: Andy Molsom winning the first race by a slim margin at Snetterton. Photo by Hazel Ford

Spalding’s Andy Molsom won rounds three and four of the Caterham Graduates Racing Club at Snetterton.

The qualifying session was a mixed class affair with faster and slower cars.

Despite Molsom feeling he had a little more pace, he qualified on pole position for both races.

The first race saw Molsom make a good start and he soon started to pull away from the rest of the pack.

It was a mixed class race with the MegaGraduate cars starting 20 seconds earlier but by the start of the second lap, Molsom was starting to catch them.

By lap three, after being held up mid-corner by a Mega 
Graduate car, Ed Benson in second place caught Molsom.

A battle through to the end of the race saw Molsom and Benson swapping places 
numerous times every lap.

But Molsom was victorious at the chequered flag by just 13 thousandths of a second.

The second race was more closely fought from the off, a good start followed by a 20-minute battle between Benson and Molsom, sometimes changing places every corner.

At the chequered flag, again Molsom got there first – beating Benson by a tenth of a second. This time Molsom also secured the fastest lap of the race.

He said: “Snetterton is a great circuit and to come away with two poles and two wins is a perfect weekend.

“The car was flawless and handles really well – massive thanks go to Rockey Racing 
for their car preparation.

“It was brilliant to 
consolidate a great weekend at Silverstone by a perfect 
weekend at Snetterton. I am really looking forward to the next meeting at Rockingham.”

Molsom leaves Snetterton with an increased lead in the championship.

The next meeting is at Rockingham near Corby on the Bank Holiday weekend.