Silverstone did not disappoint. The race was close and filled with drama, plus some unexpected results. Howler found it harder than usual this race and only managed to beat the very determined Eric Olsen of JET-Racing by a mere 2 seconds. And finally, the leading 3 who have dominated this season were broken; ErinSport managed to gain a podium finish after a clash of titans between the Smooth and the Komodo. Buddy Fetus was visibly angry at the constant attacks from Yudi Tan, but it only ended up pushing them down the field. Body parts were traded, with both cars crossing the finishing line looking like they'd just been in a stock car race. Andre Vaillancourt of Z Motorsport followed close behind, making the most of their squabbles to finish 5 seconds behind.
The mid-field, however, was a warzone as end of season emotions ran high and competitors scrambled for points. Infinity and KHT never left one another alone, with the Infinity almost going off at Becketts after a front wheel lock-up on lap 8 that allowed Miles Phillips to attack. Behind them, the faster Sachiuri of Chekal Sung-ho fought with the better handling Quasar of François Jabouille and the JHW of Blaithin Riordan, who ultimately came out on top after struggling to get away from the others. The trio were determined to best each other throughout the race and were seemingly willing to sacrifice anything to finish a few places up after the Quasar shunted the JHW on the final lap.
Right behind them, the fighting continued; Cornaldie's Light Speed regularly got involved with the former three, but was more occupied with the Maesima, who finished well this race after a weaker mid-season. They were in close contact with the ZMD tuned Nimessa throughout the race, trading places twice in one lap early on in the race. ZMD's Shinjiro Ikeda finally got his team some points with a 14th place finish, his Nimessa doing well on this complicated circuit. The Merciel scrambled into a points position at the last minute, making the most of a spin from the IDSport car who was way faster than much of the mid-field for most of the race, but fumbled it at Club on lap 10, at the expense of a good finish.
Yasmin Rodrigues in the Havoc was in close contention with Andrea Colciago in the STF, with the two having an astoundingly close run on laps 3 to 6 where they were practically neck and neck throughout. The Teuton couldn't keep up and struggled on this track, having to deal with traffic and a damaged front splitter after a crash on lap 6. Bogliq and Kimura were right behind it, with both cars nudging one another on a number of occasions but ultimately not being able to capitalize on the Teuton's troubles.
Ecamobile and Solo were comparatively very sportsmanly this race, both driving tidily and without one single collision, yet still managing to finish very closely indeed. The Ardent really lacked paced during this race and sadly couldn't keep up with the other two, though he wasn't as slow as the Contendiente, which found itself alone for much of the race after the 5th lap.
The standings after Race 7 are as follows:
10th place still hasn't been cracked entirely, while the gaps elsewhere have started widen - but only just. But with such an eventful 7th race, the finale at Imola could easily throw up some surprises.
Final results out tomorrow!