Molsom stays in pole position

Andy Molsom chasing Ed Benson for the lead. Photo by Chris Dicken

Andy Molsom chasing Ed Benson for the lead. Photo by Chris Dicken

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Spalding driver Andy Molsom finished second and third in rounds five and six of the Caterham Graduates Championship.

Qualifying on the banked circuit of Rockingham Motor Speedway at Corby went well with two front-row starts, including his third pole position of the year.

Molsom make a good start from second on the grid but was soon down to third. Once he had retaken second after a few laps, he then set about catching Ed Benson for the lead.

Despite numerous side-by-side battles, Molsom couldn’t quite make a move stick and finished the race in second.

The next race was more closely fought from the off.

After a good start Molsom led the first 10 laps despite constant pressure. Once they caught the slower Classic class, though, Molsom was unlucky and dropped to third where he finished the race on the 14th lap.

He said: “Rockingham is a technical circuit with some challenges and has some great corners.

“It was a solid weekend and the car was flawless again – massive thanks go to Rockey Racing for their car preparation.”

Molsom also completed the fastest lap in the first race, breaking his existing lap record by half a second.

Molsom added: “It was a good weekend, however I was a little disappointed not winning the second race after a such a great start. But that’s Caterham racing, the cars are so equal that the races are usually very close fought.”

Molsom leaves Rockingham still at the top of the championship.