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Lotus Cup UK - Hall and Mussi share the honours at Silverstone

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 08:45
Adrian Hall benefitted from a penalty for main rival Chris Randall in the second round of the 2014 Lotus Cup UK championship at Silverstone this weekend (26 April).
Chris Randall, winner Adrian Hall and Adam Balon head the huge 53-car Lotus Cup UK field at Silverstone

(L-R) Chris Randall, winner Adrian Hall and Adam Balon head the huge 53-car Lotus Cup UK field at Silverstone

The pair had disputed both the race lead and Open class honours throughout a race disrupted by two safety car interventions, and it was a yellow flag infringement that settled the result, after Randall had looked to have asserted his authority over the poleman during a frantic dash for the chequered flag.

Hall had taken the race lead from Randall before the first safety car, with round one winner and Exige class pacesetter Adam Balon also in the fight for victory. He put Lotus Cup Europe visitor Jonathan Walker in the shade, whilst reigning champion Simon Deacon boosted his title defence with the 2-Eleven category win and overall seventh place.

Meanwhile Fulvio Mussi dominated the Production class after qualifying star Jack Goff was forced to start from the back of the huge 53-car grid for failing technical checks. Martin Wills was a strong second from Stuart Ratcliffe and co-driver Anthony Dunn.

The next round of the Lotus Cup UK and Elise Trophy championships will take place at Rockingham on 24-25 May.

Fulvio Mussi (4) was unbeatable in the Production class at Silverstone this weekend Simon Deacon scored valuable points at Silverstone in the defence of his Lotus Cup UK title

Fulvio Mussi (4) was unbeatable in the Production class at Silverstone this weekend

Simon Deacon scored valuable points at Silverstone in the defence of his Lotus Cup UK title