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Weekly Racing Roundup (5.21.18)

Race reports from the LMP3 Cup round at Brands Hatch…

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Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Sweeps LMP3 Cup at Brands Hatch

Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing drivers Colin Noble and Tony Wells took both wins of the LMP3 Cup Championship round at Brands Hatch on Saturday and Sunday.

The No. 1 Ligier JS P3 Nissan came out on top in both 60-minute races as the series had its smallest ever grid with a low of three cars in Race 2.

Noble and Wells started from third and second in the two races while Mectech Motorsport’s Bradley Smith and Duncan Williams started from pole in their Norma M30 Nissan.

Wells finished just 0.472 seconds ahead of Bonamy Grimes in the Red River Sport Ligier in Race 1, while Noble crossed the line 19 seconds clear in Race 2.

A ten-second penalty was later added to the leaders’ time for being out of position at the start.

A heavy crash in Race 2 qualifying on Sunday morning took the Speedworks Motorsport car of Jack Butel and Dominic Paul out of the weekend, reducing the field to just the Nielsen, Red River and Mectech entries.

RESULTS: Brands Hatch

News & Notes

***Balfe Motorsport’s McLaren 650S GT3 will skip this weekend’s British GT Championship double header following the heavy damage sustained last time out at Silverstone. Drivers Rob Bell and Shaun Balfe will be back in action at Silverstone for the three-hour race on June 9-10.

***Next Monday’s edition of the Weekly Racing Roundup will include reports from the British GT Championship, 24H Series and Pirelli World Challenge TCR action.

***While the PWC action at Lime Rock Park is spread across Friday, Saturday and Monday to celebrate Memorial Day, the TCR races will take place on Friday and Saturday with a 13-car field.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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