2018 Formula Challenge Round 9 Race Report

Ahead of today’s Formula Challenge round, here’s a look back on the race in Silverstone.

It was a home race for both of our drivers, Chris Shepherd and Adrian Campfield. Both drivers had a good qualifiying, with Chris setting the fastest lap by 0.001 seconds ahead of Matthew Williams and Adrian finishing the session in fifth place. Unfortunately, Adrian had to serve a penalty from last race, which meant that he would start further down the grid.

Race 1: Adrian started the first race from 21st position. On the Wellington Straight, he already was in P17, but spun in the following Brooklands Corner when he tried to pass Delgado and rejoined the race in P25. He quickly regained some positions, only to lose them when he had another spin in the final chicane. In the following laps, Adrian was able to overtake several drivers, and by lap 9 he was in 24th place. The last two laps were action packed for Adrian, as he was able to first overtake Beavis, Comley and Browning and then beat David Jundt to the finishing line.

Chris had a quiet, but very successful first race. Starting from Pole, he had a very good start and after having to defend his position in Lap 1, remained in the lead unchallenged to win the race in dominating style ahead of Chris Butcher.

Chris celebrating his win in style with some donuts post-race.

Race 2: Adrian started the second race in P17. However, he became the victim of a T1 Crash and headed to the pits after the first lap to retire the car.

Chris started from tenth position. On lap 4, he was able to pass his Championship rival Chris Butcher and was now in P7. Later that lap he gained two additional positions. On lap 9, he attacked Choda, but both drivers made contact and ran wide, loosing a couple of positions in the process. Three laps later, Leonov and Scott had an incident and Chris moved up to P4. Unfortunately, shortly afterwards Williams lost control of his car and crashed into Chris, who rejoined and finished the race in P11.

There was no change in the standings after the British Round. We are still second in the Teams’ Championship behind Red Arrow Racing and ahead of Cenobite Motorsports. Chris Butcher is still leading the Drivers’ Championship ahead of Chris Shepherd. Adrian Campfield ist currently tenth in the standings.

The next round of the season will be held in Germany today. As always, you can find the broadcast and the results tables of the last round below.

Broadcast

Results

QualifyingRace 1Race 2
Pos Driver Nat Team Time/Gap S1 S2 S3 Laps
1 Chris Shepherd STAX 01:38.957 27.218 42.959 28.780 9
2 Matthew Williams Cenobite + 0.001 27.148 42.947 28.862 8
3 Luke Maguire Shift Gear + 0.015 26.995 43.051 28.926 9
4 Chris Butcher Red Arrow + 0.337 27.131 43.102 29.061 10
5 Adrian Campfield STAX + 0.408 27.152 43.151 29.061 9
6 Ivan Leonov Cenobite + 0.500 27.287 43.154 29.016 8
7 Sven de Vries TR Motorsports + 0.670 27.227 43.416 28.984 10
8 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech + 0.796 27.222 43.345 29.186 9
9 David Jundt Red Arrow + 0.797 27.266 43.436 29.052 9
10 Miguel de los Rios Shift Gear + 0.985 27.376 43.453 29.112 3
11 Wesley Stefano MDR + 1.068 27.430 43.237 29.358 7
12 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue + 1.161 27.427 43.550 29.141 9
13 James Early Royal Blue + 1.305 27.384 43.541 29.337 7
14 Harry Graham Downforce + 1.404 27.409 43.739 29.212 9
15 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports + 1.417 27.553 43.476 29.344 9
16 Steve Combey GPVWC Academy + 1.555 27.542 43.522 29.447 9
17 Matt Richards Apex PFX + 1.596 27.426 43.812 29.314 9
18 Cameron Rodger Schubert + 1.632 27.674 43.746 29.169 9
19 Ric Scott WSL + 1.655 27.544 43.719 29.348 8
20 Rauno Muru TTF + 1.665 27.523 43.842 29.256 9
21 Michal Galka Schubert + 1.680 27.381 44.045 29.211 9
22 Kevin Peters Torrent + 1.824 27.619 43.901 29.261 7
23 Kacper Michalak WSL + 1.893 27.464 44.006 29.380 9
24 Dan Kell Apex PFX + 1.926 27.520 44.093 29.270 9
25 Ruben van den Hudding McKinlay + 1.986 27.612 43.890 29.440 7
26 Adrian Faber + 2.014 27.656 44.013 29.301 9
27 Pedro Delgado GPVWC Academy + 2.234 27.503 44.130 29.558 8
28 Dylan Scrivens McKinlay + 2.293 27.758 43.912 29.579 7
Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Chris Shepherd STAX 13 21:51.703 0 1 +0

25
2 Chris Butcher Red Arrow 13 + 5.333 0 4 +2

20
3 Matthew Williams Cenobite 13 + 7.514 0 2 -1

16
4 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech 13 + 9.448 0 6 +2

13
5 Luke Maguire Shift Gear 13 + 9.904 0 3 -2

11
6 Sven de Vries TR Motorsports 13 + 10.164 0 5 -1

10
7 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue 13 + 19.761 0 10 +3

9
8 Ivan Leonov Cenobite 13 + 26.184 0 22 +14

8
9 Cameron Rodger Schubert 13 + 27.198 0 13 +4

7
10 Ric Scott WSL 13 + 28.808 0 15 +5

6
11 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech 13 + 32.572 0 31 +20

5
12 Kacper Michalak WSL 13 + 38.942 0 17 +5

4
13 Matt Richards Apex PFX 13 + 39.710 0 12 -1

3
14 Wesley Stefano MDR 13 + 42.825 0 9 -5

2
15 James Early Royal Blue 13 + 43.753 0 11 -4

1
16 Adrian Campfield STAX 13 + 46.503 0 21 +5

0
17 David Jundt Red Arrow 13 + 46.530 0 7 -10

0
18 Luke Browning MDR 13 + 47.240 0 26 +8

0
19 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports 13 + 47.735 0 29 +10

0
20 Steve Combey GPVWC Academy 13 + 49.243 0 28 +8

0
21 Rauno Muru TTF 13 + 50.054 0 16 -5

0
22 Dan Kell Apex PFX 13 + 52.225 0 23 +1

0
23 Adrian Faber 13 + 54.486 0 19 -4

0
24 Ruben van den Hudding McKinlay 13 + 61.313 0 18 -6

0
25 Michal Galka Schubert 13 + 62.130 0 32 +7

0
26 Miguel de los Rios Shift Gear 9 DNF 0 8 -18

0
27 Dylan Scrivens McKinlay 7 DNF 0 27 +0

0
28 Haaris Parvez 7 DNF 0 25 -3

0
29 Kevin Peters Torrent 2 DNF 0 30 +1

0
30 Pedro Delgado GPVWC Academy 2 DNF 0 20 -10

0
31 Tom Davison Downforce 2 DNF 1 24 -7

0
32 Harry Graham Downforce 1 DNF 1 14 -18

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Chris Butcher Red Arrow 13 22:08.242 0 9 +8

25
2 Cameron Rodger Schubert 13 + 3.971 0 2 +0

20
3 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech 13 + 5.110 0 7 +4

16
4 Ric Scott WSL 13 + 5.188 0 1 -3

13
5 Ivan Leonov Cenobite 13 + 5.446 0 3 -2

11
6 David Jundt Red Arrow 13 + 6.176 0 18 +12

10
7 Matt Richards Apex PFX 13 + 7.116 0 11 +4

9
8 Matthew Williams Cenobite 13 + 8.255 0 8 +0

8
9 James Early Royal Blue 13 + 8.824 0 16 +7

7
10 Sven de Vries TR Motorsports 13 + 8.830 0 5 -5

6
11 Chris Shepherd STAX 13 + 8.995 0 10 -1

5
12 Dylan Scrivens McKinlay 13 + 16.318 0 27 +15

4
13 Michal Galka Schubert 13 + 23.867 0 14 +1

3
14 Ruben van den Hudding McKinlay 13 + 25.043 0 25 +11

2
15 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech 13 + 26.559 0 12 -3

1
16 Dan Kell Apex PFX 13 + 29.404 0 23 +7

0
17 Kevin Peters Torrent 13 + 29.861 0 29 +12

0
18 Miguel de los Rios Shift Gear 13 + 31.175 0 26 +8

0
19 Steve Combey GPVWC Academy 13 + 34.193 0 21 +2

0
20 Luke Maguire Shift Gear 13 + 41.607 0 6 -14

0
21 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue 13 + 46.038 1 4 -17

0
22 Pedro Delgado GPVWC Academy 13 + 54.366 1 30 +8

0
23 Adrian Faber 13 + 55.712 1 24 +1

0
24 Kacper Michalak WSL 13 + 64.710 1 13 -11

0
25 Tom Davison Downforce 6 DNF 0 31 +6

0
26 Harry Graham Downforce 4 DNF 0 32 +6

0
27 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports 4 DNF 0 20 -7

0
28 Wesley Stefano MDR 1 DNF 0 15 -13

0
29 Luke Browning MDR 1 DNF 0 19 -10

0
30 Adrian Campfield STAX 0 DNF 0 17 -13

0
31 Rauno Muru TTF 0 DNF 0 22 -9

0
32 Haaris Parvez 0 DNF 0 28 -4

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

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