MOTOR RACING: Four wins out of four for Honda racer Hockley

Rich Hockley battles at the front at Snetterton. Photo: www.markcallf.co.uk
Rich Hockley battles at the front at Snetterton. Photo: www.markcallf.co.uk
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Grantham saloon car racer Rich Hockley enjoyed a top weekend at Snetterton in the latest round of the Honda Civic Cup – winning every single race.

Rich put his Civic on pole position in qualifying on Saturday, made a good start and stayed in the lead in race one on the 300 circuit. He diced with a more powerful Civic Type R EP3 all the way to the line but managed to hold it off and take the chequered flag.

The second race saw him once again in a race-long battle with the Type R which was faster on the straights, but Rich was able to keep regaining the lead in the corners. A last lap lunge saw him go in front a final time and he held it to the line for his second victory of the day.

Rich qualified in pole position again for two more races on Sunday – this time on the shorter 200 circuit which, with less corners, was more suited to the Type R.

Eleven laps of the first race saw them swap first and second place constantly. The decisive move came when Type R driver fluffed a gearchange, allowing Rich to pounce and once again hold him off till the chequered flag.

Rich went in front from the lights in race two and managed to keep the Type R behind him until the finish line to record an impressive fourth win of the weekend.

Rich expressed thanks to his sponsors and supporters. He said: “I had an amazing weekend racing. I must say, Snetterton is one of my favourite tracks in the UK.”