George Grant starts season strongly with double Mazda MX-5 podium at Silverstone

George Grant starts season strongly with double Mazda MX-5 podium at Silverstone

31.03.2022: Clapham North MOT returned to racing for the first time in 2022 as George Grant claimed two podium finishes in the opening round of the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup at Silverstone, showing strong pace in all three races. Driving for Rob Boston Racing in th


Clapham North MOT returned to racing for the first time in 2022 as George Grant claimed two podium finishes in the opening round of the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup at Silverstone, showing strong pace in all three races.
 



Driving for Rob Boston Racing in the #69 Mazda MX-5 Mk3, Grant finished third in the first two races and only missed the top three by 0.3 seconds in the last.
 


The competition was tight and hard-fought on the 1.85-mile Silverstone International Circuit, as a bumper 37-car field took to the track in the Clapham North MOT-backed series, but Grant was able to battle through the field to open his campaign with three solid results.
 


Clapham North MOT also supports the Mazda MX-5 Clubman Championship, in which Grant took a victory and two further podiums in 2021. Unfortunately, engine problems on the Mk1 MX-5 meant Grant was unable to compete in the series at Silverstone.
 


Grant’s car featured the new Downforce Radio logo, with the weekend also marking the first Clubman Championship event to be supported by the 24-hour online radio station.
 


The next round of both the SuperCup and Clubman Championship takes place at Snetterton on April 16-17.
 
 


George Grant:
“The results were good in the SuperCup but I still feel there was more in the car. The races were great fun as always, moving through the field to claim two podium finishes and a good haul of points for the championship.
 


“It was a bit of a disappointment not to compete in the opening round of the Clubman Championship. The Mk1 Mazda was immaculately prepared by Rob Boston Racing, but in testing on Friday we had engine problems and despite the crew’s best efforts, we weren’t able to race. It’s a shame but we’ve got plenty more rounds this season so I’m looking forward to getting back on track at Snetterton.
 


“I was very pleased to see such a big grid in the SuperCup. To have 37 cars in a Clapham North MOT-backed series was amazing and it’s great to see so many people competing in a fantastic championship. I’m delighted to have both Clapham North MOT and Downforce Radio branding on my car this year. Having launched the station last year, we’ve got big ambitions for the coming season and I’m hoping for a successful year on and off the track.”






 Clapham North MOT,Jonathan Elsey Photography



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