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Deacon Wins At Donington As Gore Dominates Production Classes

Mark H

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Simon Deacon’s hopes of retaining his Lotus Cup UK SuperSport title were given a boost with victory in the penultimate round of the 2014 championship at Donington Park, whilst rival Adam Knight could only finish third, and second in the Exige class, behind Adam Balon.

Polesitter Adrian Hall slumped to eleventh place, two laps down from the leaders, with Phill Capstickand Ben Brooks winning the Open class with a sixth place finish behind Marcus Jewell, who shrugged off his Brands Hatch injuries to race, and Mike Vase.

Adam Gore took the Production class honours, but Anthony Dunn and Stuart Ratcliff took second place, which means that they will go into November’s Snetterton finale as favourites for the Production title. Challenger Richard Hywell-Evans could only finish fifth behind James Little and Neil Livsey/Richard Plant.

Gore also took pole and led all but four laps of the two Elise Trophy races, to secure the inaugural Elise Trophy championship. Craig Denman finished runner-up both times to consolidate his strong showing in the title standings, whilst Jason Baker took third in the opening encounter before staging a stunning comeback drive to fourth place in the second after being forced to start from the back of the grid. Impressive youngster Ryan Savage secured the final podium place.


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