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Castle Combe Race Win

08/05/2013

Tom Jones Roadster wins televised feature race outright!

Castle Combe Race Win

In contrast to a late afternoon deluge at Brands the week before,  Bank Holiday Combe was bathed in warm spring sunshine, enjoyed by the crowds of spectators.  Uniquely, Motors TV were showing both Morgan Races live.  The 25 minute championship round attracting an excellent 30 entries. 

Castle Combe is very much a power circuit which favours the older +8s with their much larger Rover V8 engines, so the RTCC team where delighted when Tom Jones put their Class B Roadster on the front row alongside young William Plant in his very light and powerful 4/4 Cosworth on pole. 

On the first lap Tom & William touched at Quarry causing William to spin before rejoining and fighting back up through the field.  Tom sustained repeated attacks by Gerry Knight’s Class A +8, but hanging on to take maiden championship overall and class win in the Aero Racing Morgan Challenge.  Fittingly for this high profile event, it was the first win for a current production model in a championship race, the championship is ceremoniously sponsored by Aero Racing, the performance arm of Morgan Motor Company. 

Richard Thorne said “ This was an outstanding drive by Tom in a car built and developed in house by RTCC, as the originator of the Roadster Lightweight programme, it felt really special for my personal car to score the first outright win in the hands of such a talented young driver”

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