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Reports > Silverstone National 28/29 July

Class wins for Bull and Bracegirdle & good race for Parr at Silverstone

The WPR team headed to the Silverstone National circuit on July 28 & 29 for the Avon Tyres Formula Ford Triple Crown championship nad OSS Championship for Sports Cars.

Joining Steve Bracegirdle and Don Boyack in their Van Diemens was Olly Bull having his first outing of the year in his Swift SC92F. They were all a little disappointed to qualify 23rd, 22nd and 18th respectively but were hoping for more in the two races that followed. In Race 1 Olly had a very good run to come home 10th overall and take a win in Class B while Steve managed to get past Don to finish one two in Class C as they finished 18th and 19th with Don taking fastest lap.

Race 2 followed a similar pattern with Steve leading Don home in 18th & 19th places to finish one two in Class C although this time Steve took the fastest Class lap. Olly Bull was unlucky to retire on Lap 6 with rear suspension failure while running second in Class.

Guy Parr was back out in his Nemesis GT, now fitted with a paddle shift by Mark Bailey Racing and was pleased to qualify 6th and third in Class B. Twenty minute GT races on the SIlverstone National circuit normally means 20 laps which is about the range of the Nemesis' fuel tank. A good start saw Guy move up to fourth place by Lap2 and settle down into a scrap with a couple of othe Class B competitors. However, the good run came to an end as they emabrked on their 21st Lap and the Nemesis spluttered to a halt at Becketts.

The team were also present at the track on the Friday when Steve Bracegirdle shook down his repaired Nemesis and was well pleased. He has entered the Castle Combe GT race at the end of August.