Denis Mitchell (SH Racing) drove a faultless race to deny Basheer Jadwat a double victory for Round 5 of the South African simSS 3 Series at Silverstone.
Good starts both from Jadwat and Mitchell saw them hold their positions through Abbey (turns 1 and 2).
Lap 2 saw a frantic shuffle of positions, first Juan Liebenberg (Team Ryoku) spun at Abbey allowing the battle for his third position pass him by between Jason Absmeier (Revlimit Racing) and Craig Hume (Hippo Rock Racing), the two having passed Steven Pelser (Revlimit Racing) moments before on the approach to the Abbey sweeps. Later on lap 2 the Hanger Straight saw an advancement for Hume who passed Absmeier into Stowe Corner, the move was replicated just moments after when Willem van Zyl (JVR GhostworX) passed Pelser for 5th position. Lap 4 saw the 4-way battle for 3rd continue until van Zyl and Absmeier made contact which forced Absmeier into a spin and dropped him back down the field.
On lap 9 Mitchell was helped when Jadwat was forced off the track by non-cooperative back marker, the incident sliced Jadwat’s lead down from 5 seconds to a under second which brought Mitchell into play for a chance of victory. Mitchell then took two laps to pass Jadwat, the first attempt not going to plan as Jadwat was able to take his position back under braking into Club Corner, the 2nd attempt proved successful as Mitchell was able to defend his position into Club Corner.
The last 2 laps of the race saw a gripping battle between Hume and van Zyl for 3rd position. van Zyl attempted a move up the inside of Hume at Village Corner however van Zyl ran too deep allowing Hume to get the sling shot and pass him to maintain his 3rd position down Hanger Straight and to the end of the race.
Mitchell was able to extend and manage the gap back to Jadwat to take victory at Silverstone.
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Round 5 Race 2: Silverstone-International 06 October 2014