Hilborough racer Allen still in with title shout

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Luke Allen from Hilborough was racing again in the penultimate round of the Classic Touring Car Championship at his local track, Snetterton.

Allen had an eventful weekend, where he’d qualify first in class during Saturday’s qualifying, setting a time almost five seconds quicker than his nearest challenger, a time set after a late red flag, giving the drivers just one lap to make it count.

Allen went into Saturday’s race first in class, and would go on to have a fairly lonely race, after pulling away in the early stages where he controlled his pace and kept his concentration to win by a clear 11 seconds and set the fastest lap along the way.

In Sunday’s race, again he started from pole, this time with success ballast. This would ultimately slow him down and cause him a couple of issues with his brakes overheating. Allen lost the lead after a tough battle, before dropping down to fourth by the end.

This leaves him in second in the championship, and with only one round left, Allen still has a fair chance of securing the championship at Thruxton in only his first season with the car.