Molsom now has his sights on further victories

Andy Molsom leads at Silverstone.
Andy Molsom leads at Silverstone.
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Spalding driver Andy Molsom of Molsom & Associates Optometrists was recently in winning form at Silverstone.

Competing in the Caterham Graduates Racing Club Championship, he recorded his first win of the season after moving through the field.

His victory came in the second race of the two-day meeting as he blasted up from eighth on the grid to take the lead down Hangar Straight on the opening lap.

The 20-minute race saw six different leaders and Molsom was at one time back in fifth but he re-took the lead on the final circuit to win by a tenth of a second.

The opening race saw Molsom finish fourth but less than a second behind the winner.

He said: “This win was my best race so far.

“It was a hard race due to the slipstreaming nature of the track.

“We frequently raced through the fast Stowe corner three abreast, and down the straight as much as five abreast. In the last two laps we had three different leaders.”

With six winners from the first eight races, the championship is very tight with Molsom in fifth, but with a much better car to fight hard for the rest of the year.

Molsom, who was nominated Macular Society Optometrist of the Year in 2013, races a 2001 Caterham 7.

In 2005, he completed his only full season when finishing fifth in the championship but other commitments over the years have stopped him competing regularly.

This year’s championship consists of 16 races at eight different circuits with the season finale at the Formula 1 circuit at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium at the end of September.

Molsom added: “Spa Francorchamps is arguably the best modern Formula 1 racetrack and, with 65 cars on the grid for the race, it will certainly provide some entertaining racing.”