September 06 2011
Leyton Clarke Press Release
MIXED WEATHER BRINGS MIXED FORTUNES FOR CLARKE
Last weekend saw Maidenhead racing driver Leyton Clarke travel to Northampton’s Rockingham International Speedway to compete in rounds 7 & 8 of the British GT Championship. Clarke, driving for the factory backed Lotus team in a four litre, 360 bhp Evora race car was hoping for a wet race and was certainly not disappointed when the heavens opened just after the start of the first of two one hour two driver races. “It had been raining intermittently but stopped shortly before the start of race one, with a strong wind and a rapidly drying track my team mate started the race and decided to opt for slick tyres. As luck would have it five minutes later we had to pit and change to wets as the rain returned with a vengeance, by the time it was my tern to drive it was seriously wet and I loved it! I got the fastest lap and managed to bring the car home in second place, I would have taken the lead in another few laps as I was gaining four second a lap on the leader”.
Unfortunately for the 19 year old Rising Star the rain stopped before the final race and in the dry the car suffered acute over steer making rapid progress around the banked section of the track almost impossible resulting in a disappointing fourth position.
Currently in second place in the GT4 class the penultimate race takes place at Donington on Sunday 25th September “The circuit should suit our car and with a single three hour race worth double points we could seriously close the gap with the leaders and be poised the take the Championship at the final round at my home circuit Silverstone which would be amazing”. Says the former SaxMax and Production Touring Car Champion.
Further Information: - Leyton Clarke 07762 180059
5th September 2012