Silverstone boost for Wilkinson

PUBLISHED: 18:52 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 11 May 2010

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MELBOURN-BASED racing driver Adam Wilkinson produced a determined drive to secure a podium finish and two further awards at the MG Car Club meeting at Silverstone on Sunday. After a solid qualifying session, Wilkinson, in his Westfield 11, started the All

MELBOURN-BASED racing driver Adam Wilkinson produced a determined drive to secure a podium finish and two further awards at the MG Car Club meeting at Silverstone on Sunday.

After a solid qualifying session, Wilkinson, in his Westfield 11, started the Allcomers 45 minute Endurance Race fourth on the grid.

A sluggish start to the race saw him drop a place to fifth on the first lap.

But Wilkinson fought back to reclaim fourth position, before closing down third-placed rival Pat Fenn.

And a smartly-taken early pit stop allowed Wilkinson out in front of both Fenn and the second-placed Griffiths.

But Wilkinson could not hold on to second place and, after a battle with Fenn all the way to the chequered flag, he eventually finished third, just 0.287 seconds behind Fenn's more powerful BMW M3E36.

As well as his trophy for third place, Wilkinson's drive earned him the second place cup for the handicap element of the race and the prestigious Commentators Driver of the Race award.

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