Molsom sets another lap record at Silverstone

Andy Molsom working his way to the front in Sunday's race. Photo: Chris Dicken chrisdickenphotos.weebly.com
Andy Molsom working his way to the front in Sunday's race. Photo: Chris Dicken chrisdickenphotos.weebly.com
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Spalding’s Andy Molsom yet again broke the lap record for his class at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

This reinforces his best time at Cadwell Park last month and complements his 2012 Rockingham lap record.

Molsom said: “It was an excellent weekend, despite the difficult qualifying, as I made up for it in both races, especially on Sunday.

“Even though I couldn’t take the win, I broke another lap record and I am pleased with making up so many places and challenging for the win.”

In the first race Molsom made his way up from 19th to 10th on the road and sixth in class.

He said: “The conditions made for a difficult slippery race, especially the first few laps, with so much spray that visibility was practically zero, but I paced myself and kept ticking off the cars ahead one by one.”

Sunday’s race saw Molsom line up 17th on the grid and make it to the front of the pack, taking the lead from the 2014 champion and current leader Toby Briant.

On the last lap Molsom lost out and finished the race in third – just three-tenths of a second behind the winner, Briant.

Molsom leaves Silverstone still lying sixth in the Caterham Graduates Racing Club Championship, but just 13 points behind the lead.

There are eight races remaining at four different circuits with the next race at Donington Park on the weekend of July 11 and 12 with the Saturday’s race to be shown live on MotorsTV.