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Old 24 Apr 2007, 18:52 (Ref:1899533)   #14
John Turner
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Race 4 - Vredestein/Soilmec JEC Saloon Challenge

A goodly mix of Jaguar saloons, this saw a titanic battle for the lead between Mike Cann's pole sitting 3.8 Mk2 and fellow front row man, Richard Dorlin's 4.2 XJ6. Cann's 1.4 second qualifying advantage was not translated in the race, and Dorlin got alongside 2 or 3 times. It was a monumental struggle and Cann only got a bit of a breather when Dorlin got a little delayed lapping backmarkers. It was good to see the old Mk2, still surely the most beautiful Jaguar saloon ever built, leading and winning the race. However, I should point out that it was in the heaviest modified class (D) whereas Dorlin's was in the less modified (B) class. A fine race by both of them; a second separated them after 11 hard fought laps, and they finished 13 seconds ahead of 3rd place Simon Lewis in his XJ6:-


It is a strange fact that the only other runner in Class D finished last, but Andrew Jeffrey's Jaguar Lister XJ is a mighty big car to go racing in:-


You'd have to think that there was contact here! Simon Hollihgworth's Mk2 is about to pull into the pits (the only race retiree) as Stephen Bantleman has to attempt to squeeze between Hollingworth and Robert Drewery's Daimler Sovereign. Bantleman finished 14th and Drewery, 9th:-


The only Invitation class entry was that of Chris Palmer in his XJ6 X300, seen here ahead of Howard Kirkham, in XJ40. They finished in this order 4th & 5th:-
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