MOTORSPORT: Kemp in pole position at Cadwell

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Marc Kemp enjoyed a blistering start to the new UK Time Attack Championship as he set the standard at Cadwell Park.

Racing for Spalding-based Panic Link Motorsport, Kemp guided his lightweight 800BHP Mitsubishi Evo 8 to a win in the Club Pro class – setting a new lap record (1.33.2mins) in his category in the process.

Having also set the fastest time in qualifying, the Spalding man returned home with maximum points.

What separates Time Attack from other forms of racing is the ‘fastest lap wins’ format, where drivers are given a set amount of time to put in a flying lap before the session ends.

Additional points are awarded in qualifying, and despite the lack of ‘traditional’ racing, tactics play a big roll throughout the day with car reliability, tyre choice and weather all playing a key part in achieving the fastest lap possible.

Kemp, who has made improvements to his car after finishing second in the championship last year, said: “With very little seat time in the refreshed Evo, my circuit knowledge helped tremendously which allowed me to top the timing sheets in both warm-up and practice.

“The car felt good and I could really enjoy it, it felt like all the hard work was finally paying off. As a final bonus, I also set a new lap record for the Club Pro class at Cadwell – so I couldn’t have asked for a better event.”