Mark Cole take the Brands Hatch PodiumPaul Rees made a superb start to round fifteen from Brands Hatch in Ken to claim a top ten finish. The oxford-based driver started tenth on the grid for the penultimate race of the year but was able to drive between to cars on the row in front to claim two places off the line. He would concede one place in a battle with Stephen Jelley that ultimately affected the handling of his Porsche 991 Cup car.

“I got a great start and went up to eighth place,” said Paul. “I then went side-by-side with Stephen Jelley on the exit of turn two. I chose to give him some room as otherwise it would have ended in tears with him on the grass. As he came back on to the track we just trapped, it felt like a slight knock but I struggled with the car all race .It was only when we got back and did a set down that we saw that the geometry on the car was out. It’s a contributing factor but the car is not where it needs to be so we are making more drastic changes for the next race in a bid to be more on the pace in race two.”

Mark Cole meanwhile protected his fifth place position in ProAm1 off the grid but benefitted when Jack Falla and Daniel McKay came together promoting Mark to third.

I drove, without sounding too arrogant, a reasonably intelligent first lap,” said Mark. “I just moved myself from 5th to 3rd. There was a bit of aggressive driving from some of my compatriots in Pro-Am 1, which was to their detriment and my gain. Then I just held position to take the podium. I’m happy and it’s good for my sponsors as we have a lot of guests here today.”

“It was a good race,” added team boss Paul Robe. “Paul started tenth and was up to eighth after a good start but had a bit of contact that hamstrung his race.. Mark really drove well today. He’s found a bit of pace and although he had to defend his third place and had to work very hard for it he drove a good race and deservedly got a podium.”