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Voisin extends lead with Thruxton victory

by Bethonie Waring
Voisin leads Lebbon

Bailey Voisin extended his championship lead with victory in the first race of the weekend at Thruxton.

The R Racing driver spent much of the race on the tail of pole sitter Tom Lebbon, before snatching the lead with a move around the outside late in the race.

Lebbon and Voisin were joined by Freddie Tomlinson and Josh Rattican in the first half of the race, the four drivers swapping positions every other lap.

Ay the race midpoint, Tomlinson was running second, just behind Lebbon, but a risky move dropped him down the order and he rejoined in eighth.

Voisin and Rattican were both able to pass Lebbon not long after, but Lebbon fought back to reclaim second.

Rattican didn’t give up and on the final lap the pair ran side by side for a number of corners before Rattican was able to make the move stick.

Lebbon held onto third overall, taking another rookie victory, while Joel Pearson led a train of driver in the first for fourth.

Sebastian Hopkins finished just behind Pearson to take fifth, ahead of Aston Millar, Zak Taylor, and Josh Miller.

Millar was later given a 2.1s penalty for exceeding track limits, dropping him down to ninth overall.

Tom Edgar and William Vincent completed the top 10 on the road, but Vincent was also given a five second penalty for exceeding track limits, promoting Tomlinson back into the top 10 in the final standings.

Image courtesy of Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography.

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Thruxton 2020 Race 1

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