04/07/2011 - Jonathan Walker has ended Rémi Pochauvin's
early season domination of Lotus Cup Europe with a brace of
victories at the Nürburgring.
After taking pole position by half a second, Walker
lost the lead to Pochauvin at the rolling start of race one.
Chistophe Lisandre then had a turn at heading the field as a train
of cars up to sixth place lapped in close company for the duration
of the 20 minute race. Meanwhile, Walker picked off the two cars in
front, eventually taking the flag from Lisandre and Phillippe Loup
by just over a second.
As if he enjoyed making a fight of it, Walker's standing
start for race two left him in fourth place at the end of lap one.
Pochauvin again led the early running, after a brief intervention
from Loup, before Walker fought through again. With Karl Vivion and
Lisandre in a three way fight with Pochauvin for second, Walker was
able to stroll away with the victory, as all eyes were on the
fierce battle behind him. Pochauvin looked set for second until
Vivion stole the place at the line.
John and Greg Rasse were competitive as ever, taking the
Exige Cup and Evora wins, whilst David and Rob Fenn each took a
class trophy in their Motorsport Elise. In Production, Adam Bewsey
was the clear victor in race one but problems early on in the
second encounter left him at the back of the field. He fought his
way up and despite an entertaining tussle with Dan Plant, was just
unable to follow up his earlier triumph.
The Lotus Cup Europe heads to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix
circuit for round four of the championship on July 22-24. For more
information on the Lotus Cup Europe please CLICK