Rockingham's Coys Festival race 2

27th May 2001 Race 2 - Brooklands Revival Race for Pre War Cars 20 minutes + 1 lap The excitement continued to build at Rockingham Motor Speedway as an impressive display of Pre War cars set up a cracking pace in the second race of the ...

27th May 2001

Race 2 - Brooklands Revival Race for Pre War Cars

20 minutes + 1 lap

The excitement continued to build at Rockingham Motor Speedway as an impressive display of Pre War cars set up a cracking pace in the second race of the day.

Alexander Boswell got the action off to a flying start. Placed seventh behind the pace car, he made a perfectly timed start, which launched his Delacte Bequet neatly into the lead. His moment of triumph was short lived, as Boswell then missed the banked turn on the opening lap, diving left instead into the chicane. Pole position holder Irvine Laidlaw was ready to pounce, regaining the lead in the Maserati 6CM. Soon he too was continuing the drama, spinning off at the hairpin on the second lap.

Mark Gillies in the Maserati 4CL- second on the grid - inherited the lead with Tony Stephens in the ERA R12B in hot pursuit. Together the two cars surged ahead of the pack, battling it out but ultimately holding their positions to finish first and second, with Paul Jaye in the Alfa single seater a distant third.

The luckiest escape of the day so far goes to driver Tim Llewellyn, whose Bentley 3/8 developed a slow puncture during the race. "It got a bit wobbly out there and I decided that doing 110mph with a flat tyre on the banking wasn't such a good idea" said Tim. "It seemed time to park."

-Rockingham Motor Speedway

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Series Vintage
Drivers Alexander Boswell , Irvine Laidlaw