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Delight as Lockerbie driver wins inaugural Praga Cup

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By Zac Hannay
Lockerbie and Lochmaben

LOCKERBIE racing driver Gordie Mutch and teammate Jimmy Broadbent secured Praga Cup victory by winning both races at Donington Park over the weekend.

Mutch went into the meeting on top of the individual driver standings, and alongside Broadbent, driving for Team87, Mutch was also top of the championship standings.

The duo dominated in a wet and windy Derbyshire and were victorious in both races, even after knowing they had secured the title in the first race they still managed to set a new fastest lap in the second.

On Saturday they started second on the grid, but Mutch overtook the car in front, going round the outside, on the first lap to put Team87 in pole position. And when it came to Broadbent’s turn behind the wheel he fended off any challengers.

On Sunday, with the victory sealed, the pair could afford to enjoy the occasion. Broadbent started in pole position and Mutch benefitted from a drive-through penalty handed to another driver to claim their second win of the weekend.

WINNERS . . . Gordie Mutch and Jimmy Broadbent

When asked what was running through his mind immediately after he knew he had won, Gordie said: “If anything, relief!

“The thing is I think going into the last round it was expected for us to be the champions come the flag, so by the time it did come, it was relief.

“The pressure was off, and in race two we could just go out and have fun, we ended up winning along with setting another fastest lap!

“It’s been great having so many reach out and share their congratulations, and it’s been hugely appreciated.

“Now that it is done, it’s nice to look back on this year’s success as it has easily been the most successful.”

SUCCESS . . . after his most successful year on the track yet, Gordie already has an eye on next season

Gordie added: “But already the focus turns to next season.

“I have some time off, but not too much, if I am not in a real car I am doing work in a sim.

“Next year I would like to be in British GT, there are a few options.”


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