Clark powers to Brands Hatch win

PUBLISHED: 11:50 07 September 2006 | UPDATED: 14:49 12 May 2010

Kieren Clark

Kieren Clark

KIEREN Clark goes into round 11 of the Jedi Championship as joint leader after a fine performance at Brands Hatch on Saturday. Having suffered a problem with his clutch in the previous round at Oulton Park, Clark again sufferd mechanical problems with the

KIEREN Clark goes into round 11 of the Jedi Championship as joint leader after a fine performance at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

Having suffered a problem with his clutch in the previous round at Oulton Park, Clark again sufferd mechanical problems with the fuel system, leaving him only able to record a time of 50.15 seconds in the first qualifying stage.

Qualifying went well on Saturday with no fuel problems and Clark put his car on pole with a lap time of 48.75 seconds, just outside the 600c record and faster than six 1000cc cars.

For the race, all the cars lined up in the collection area, and the rain started, and although light, it was enough to wet the track and make the conditions greasy.

Clark made a good start, defending his position from championship leader Richard Mitcham until his tyres warmed up and allowed him to pass a 1000cc car and pull away about 0.5 sec per lap.

Clark ended up with a convincing win of nine seconds ahead of Mitcham and seven overall, lapping up to fourth place in the 600cc class as well as beating nine of the 1000cc drivers.

Clark said after the race "It was a difficult race in extremely slippy conditions, but this is where my karting experience came in as this is quite normal for the back end to step out and slide.

"This now leaves me just level on points with Richard and with five races to go I still feel the championship is mine"

The next round is a single header at Thruxton shared with British F3 and the British GT series over the final weekend in September.

PERFECT RACE: Kieren Clark recorded an easy win at Brands Hatch.

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