17-19 September

1st R1: James Swift / R2: James Swift
2nd R1: Lucky Khera / R2: Lucky Khera
3rd R1: Andy Stokoe / R2: Henry Simmons
report by Corse Clienti
photography by Corse Clienti

Saturday Race 1

Swift secures another win in the Trofeo Pirelli class, with de Meeus taking his first win in the Coppa Shell class, in a thrilling day of action played out in front of crowds at Silverstone.

Trofeo Pirelli. Perfect qualifying conditions put James Swift (Dick Lovett Swindon) in pole position, with an impressive time of 2:04.604. Swift went on to dominate the race in similar conditions to those in qualifying – leading from the front and consistently pulling away from the rest of the field. Lucky Khera (Graypaul Birmingham), starting from third, managed to pass Andie Stokoe (Dick Lovett Swindon) and finish second. Stokoe secured his best grid position in qualifying and his highest race finish on the third step of the podium. Once again it was Swift that took the fastest lap of the race (2:05.675).

Coppa Shell. Laurent de Meeus (H.R. Owen London) out-qualified the rest of the field with a lap time of 2:06.470. De Meeus ran a strong race, despite some close moments which ended in minor contact. He took his first win of the series in only his third race of the season. De Meeus was followed up by Graham de Zille (Meridien Modena) who, despite losing a few places after a race incident, managed to hold his place on the podium. The final step of the podium went to Paul Simmerson (Graypaul Birmingham) after driving another incredible race to achieve his 5th podium of the season. Simmerson took the fastest lap of the race in the Coppa Shell class with a lap time of 2:08.793.

Sunday Race 2

Swift takes his second win of the weekend in the Trofeo Pirelli class, with Graham de Zille winning in the Coppa Shell in a thrilling race at Silverstone.

Trofeo Pirelli. Rain before qualifying caused the drivers to experience new conditions on track. Despite the wet conditions, James Swift (Dick Lovett Swindon) again took pole, with an impressive time of 2:16.451. After qualifying, the track dried up quickly but remained greasy for the race, with the cars on slick tyres. Swift showed his class once again and dominated the race, leading from the start. He was pushed by the rest of the field, in particular Henry Simmons (Maranello Sales), who had an outstanding start – moving from 5th to 2nd in a matter of laps. However, Simmons was embroiled in the battle of the race with Lucky Khera (Graypaul Birmingham), with the two of them racing side by side for several laps. Eventually, Khera passed and held his position for second spot on the podium. Simmons pressured Khera right to the final lap, and finished third, to take his first podium of the season after an outstanding drive. The fastest lap once again went to Khera (2:07.718).

Coppa Shell. Following an intense qualifying session, Graham de Zille (Meridien Modena) re-gained pole position from Laurent de Meeus (H.R. Owen London) with a lap time of 2:18.447. However, de Zille flat-spotted his tyres during yesterday’s qualifying session, so he decided to put on a new set of tyres. But, because he had already used the 2 sets of slick tyres that are allowed within the regulations, this meant he had to take a penalty and start the race from the pit lane. In true racing fashion, de Zille fought through the field to take the win and the top step of the podium in the Coppa Shell class – as well as the Championship title with 1 round still to go. De Meeus took the second step of the podium after his radio failed to work during the race, which left him with no audio support from his team. Jonathan Satchell (H.R. Owen London) made a welcome return to the podium in 3rd place, his second podium of the season. De Zille drove the fastest lap of the race in the Coppa Shell class with a lap time of 2:10.021



Our Official Partners