MOTORSPORT: Flawless Marc aces Oulton meet

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Magic Marc Kemp collected a maximum 150-point haul from round four of the UK Time Attack Championship at Oulton Park.

After suffering transmission failure at Snetterton in the previous round, Kemp and his Spalding-based Panic Link Motorsport team needed a successful day to keep their championship hope alive.

The main hurdle was the scorching hot temperature of one of the hottest days of the year, meaning team tactics also played a massive part in preserving their Mitsubishi Evo car – which had to complete all four sessions.

Team orders ensured that Kemp kept his laps to a minimum in the warm-up and practice sessions – but he was comfortably quickest in both periods.

A maximum of 50 championship points were at stake in the qualifying, with the same team tactics used again.

This time, however, the Evo’s power was increased and Kemp set an absolutely scorching time on his second lap which was 2.4 seconds faster than the rest.

With 100 points available in the final, another seamless performance saw Kemp top the charts again, with the added bonus of the Club Pro lap record in the process.