William Macintyre closed the gap to Arvid Lindblad in the British Super One Championship to 1 point, with 2 rounds remaining, after clinching victory at Shenington for Round 5. Freddie Slater finished 2nd, completing another Fusion Motorsport 1-2, followed by PMR’s Maximus Hall.

Date 17/6/18
Event Super One Series
Track Shenington

In Qualifying, it was Lindblad who gained the first advantage, posting the fastest time of the session, only 0.06 seconds ahead of Macintyre. Slater was 5th, with Vinnie Phillips inside the top 10, in 8th. Leo Robinson was 11th, followed by team mate Archie Clark in 12th, Oliver Wright 17th, Bart Harrison 20th, and Edu Robinson 24th. Aiden Neate was unfortunate to be DSQ from qualifying after a mechanical failure demoted him from 11th.


In Heat 1, Macintyre took victory ahead of Lindblad in 2nd and Slater in 3rd. Both Phillips (9th) and L.Robinson (10th) remained in the top 10, whilst Clark (13th) and Wright (14th) both worked together well throughout the race. Aiden Neate was caught up in an incident on lap 1, however battled through to 19th, whilst E. Robinson maintained position in 24th. Bad luck for Harrison, as he suffered a mechanical issue meaning he was unable to finish the race.


Sam Shaw won the second heat of the day, ahead of Macintyre and Lindblad. L.Robinson and Phillips again maintained consistency to finish 8th and 9th, whilst Neate made up 19 places to 10th. Clark followed in 11th, with Harrison finishing down in 21st, ahead of E.Robinson in 24th. Slater was handed a 2 lap penalty for an alleged offence on track during the race, meaning he finished down in 28th.


In Final 1, Lindblad took the honours, ahead of Macintyre and Hall. Slater finished 5th, gaining 10 places along the way, whilst Clark put an impressive stint in to finish 6th. Phillips remained in the top 10, in 8th, with Neate gradually making his way back to the sharp end after his disappointing Qualifying, finishing up in 9th. L.Robinson (11th), Wright (14th), Harrison (17th) and E.Robinson (24th) would all look to be making up ground in Final 2.


Macintyre and Slater made a great start to Final 2, creating a gap to the charging Lindblad in 3rd, and despite his efforts, the Swede was unable to make up the ground on the Fusion duo. Instead, it was 3rd place which was up for grabs, and come the chequered flag it was Hall who managed to hold off Shaw and Lindblad for the final podium spot. Phillips finished 7th, ahead of team mates Robinson and Clark in 8th and 9th. Harrison crossed the line in 19th, just ahead of Wright in 21st. Neate’s difficult weekend ended with a dropped nose cone, resulting in a 10 second penalty, demoting him from 8th to 23rd. E.Robinson rounded up the Fusion drivers, down in 26th.


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