Europa Cup at Knockhill Qualifying

Knockhill, Fife, Scotland, 3 June 2000 - Justin Sherwood was fastest in both qualifying sessions for the Europa Cup single-seater motor racing series at Scotland’s Knockhill Racing Circuit today. The stars of the Europa Cup Series from Britain...

Knockhill, Fife, Scotland, 3 June 2000 - Justin Sherwood was fastest in both qualifying sessions for the Europa Cup single-seater motor racing series at Scotland’s Knockhill Racing Circuit today.

The stars of the Europa Cup Series from Britain and Ireland met at Scotland’s challenging Knockhill circuit not far from the Forth Bridge earlier today. The series is for identical 2-litre single-seater racing cars and is intended to provide close racing, which is exactly what it achieved. Justin Sherwood (Marque Cars Racing), from Long Whatton in Leicestershire, set fastest time in qualifying for both tomorrow’s races as the other runners set almost identical times behind him. Bobby Issazadhe (Performance Racing) from Gothenburg, Sweden, was second in the first session, with Tom Guinchard (Steve Mole Motorsport) from Edgeware, Middlesex, third. Positions were reversed in the second session.

Drogheda’s Paul Dagg (Cliff Dempsey Racing) was the quickest Irish competitor in one of the slightly less powerful cars which compete for the Irish Championship. He was fourth in the first session and fifth behind Dutchman Robert Doornbos (D C Racing) in the second. Sixteen-year-old Keith Dempsey (Cliff Dempsey Racing) was an impressive second in the Irish division in both sessions, while his uncle Morgan Dempsey (Seam Renson Racing) was third in the second session, Belfast’s Robert Scott (Status Motorsport) being third in the other.

With only one second covering the first twelve cars on the starting grid, tomorrow’s races are guaranteed to provide some of the best motorsport to be seen in Scotland this year.

<pre> Leading Times: Qualifying 1 for Race 1

No. Name Nat Team Time 1 11 Justin Sherwood GBR Marque Cars Racing 51.97 2 2 Bobby Issazadhe SWE Performance Racing 52.03 3 30 Tom Guinchard GBR Steve Mole Motorsport 52.28 4 8 Paul Dagg IRL Cliff Dempsey Racing 52.34 5 4 Robert Doornbos NLD D C Racing 52.36 6 9 Keith Dempsey IRL Cliff Dempsey Racing 52.45

Qualifying 2 for Race 2

1  11  Justin Sherwood GBR Marque Cars Racing 51.92
2  30  Tom Guinchard GBR Steve Mole Motorsport 52.47
3  2  Bobby Issazadhe SWE Performance Racing 52.49
4  4  Robert Doornbos NLD D C Racing 52.51
5  8  Paul Dagg IRL Cliff Dempsey Racing 52.64
6  9  Keith Dempsey IRL Cliff Dempsey Racing 52.77

All times for the 1.3 mile Knockhill Circuit.

Fastest time Justin Sherwood 51.92 seconds 90.14 mph

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Drivers Robert Doornbos , Justin Sherwood , Robert Scott , Morgan Dempsey