DOUBLE champ Glynn Davies made it two Bemsee titles for 2019 as he scored the Properly Protected MRO Minitwins crown with a clean sweep at Brands Hatch.
The two-time champ, who had already clinched top honours in the EDIAsia Formula 400 class at an earlier round, began the weekend with a 40-point lead over Keith Povah.
But the championship was a foregone conclusion with Davies’ closest title rival absent from the results after his involvement in a start-line crash with Wil Green in race one, ruling him out for the rest of the weekend.
That didn’t stop Davies from pushing on, however, as he beat Daniel Singleton by nearly eight seconds in the weekend’s 10-lap opener as third went to impressive Rookie Tommy Downes who, mathematically, came into the weekend with a shot at winning the title. But second in class for Matt Wetherell was enough to wrap up the Rookie championship.
Davies beat Singleton again in race two as David Twyford took to the podium in third and Downes and Wetherell fought over fourth overall before Downes took it along with the Rookie win.
The champion-elect looked to be on for another start-to-finish win in race three after pulling out a healthy lead of one and a half seconds over Twyford, but on lap nine of 11 Twyford cut his deficit down to less than a tenth before taking the lead on the penultimate lap.
He looked set to ruin Davies’ ambitions for a perfect weekend, but the 2019 Minitwin king reclaimed the lead a lap later, going on to make it a hat-trick whie the battle for the Rookie win was also the battle for third overall, and again Downes bettered new champion Wetherell.
The year was signed off with a repeat result, as Davies made it four from four with Twyford second as Downes and Wetherell finished third and fourth.
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