James Taylor continued his Winter Series domination with his third victory of the weekend at Brands Hatch.
Taylor started from second on the grid after rookie Aston Millar pipped him to pole, but had snatched the lead heading into the first cover.
Millar stayed close to Taylor and kept the pressure on the Elite Motorsport driver throughout the first half of the race.
As Bailey Voisin, Joel Pearson, and Daniel Gale battled for third, the top two were able to pull away from the rest of the field, but Millar could not find a way past Taylor and the race leader was eventually able to shake Millar.
Millar fell back into the battle behind him through the second half of the race, allowing Taylor to come home more than three second ahead of the rest of the field.
The rookie driver put up a strong defence against the trio battling behind him, but Voisin was able to find a way through at Paddock Hill Bend. Pearson tried to follow him through, but Millar held off his team-mate, eventually coming home third.
In his efforts to find a way past Pearson, Gale earned a five second penalty for exceeding track limits, but had a nine second advantage to the next closest driver and was classified fifth.
Ben Kasperczak, Zak Taylor and Tom Lebbon spent much of the race battling for position. Kasperczak was briefly able to pull away, but Taylor reeled him back in and snatched sixth heading into Druids in the closing stages of the race.
He finished sixth, ahead of Kasperczak and Lebbon.
Tom Edgar emerged from a race long battle with Freddie Tomlinson and William Aspin on top, finishing ninth. Tomlinson completed the top 10 with Aspin finishing P11.
Full results to follow
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|1||James Taylor||66||Elite Motorsport||15m28.262s (16 Laps)|
|2||Bailey Voisin||22||R Racing||+3.116s|
|3||Aston Millar||70||R Racing||+3.606s|
|4||Joel Pearson||29||R Racing||+3.811s|
|5||Daniel Gale||68||Total Control Racing||+9.175s|
|6||Zak Taylor||99||Alastair Rushforth Motorsport||+14.161s|
|7||Ben Kasperczak||35||Elite Motorsport||+14.812s|
|8||Tom Lebbon||34||Elite Motorsport||+14.932s|
|9||Tom Edgar||52||Douglas Motorsport||+26.353s|
|10||Freddie Tomlinson||62||Douglas Motorsport||+32.434s|
|11||William Aspin||16||Elite Motorsport||+33.114s|