Touring car star makes it a family affair at Castle Combe

July 03 2016

Visitors to thee Castle Combe race track were treated to the skills of three-times British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal during the two day meeting over the Spring bank holiday.

Matt Neal heads a pack of cars into Quarry Corner during the 45 minute Dave Allan Trophy race

Visitors to thee Castle Combe race track were treated to the skills of three-times British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal during the two day meeting over the Spring bank holiday.
Monday’s racing Neal take part in the 45 minute Dave Allan Trophy race with his sons Will and Henry.
After 38 minutes the race was red flagged when Henry crashed along Avon Rise. Yate’s Chris Hignell and Westbury on Trym’s Pete Guiver believed they had won the race but they lost out after taking into account the handicap system. The confusion centred on the slower cars being given a head start and the race having to restart after the red flag.
Bath’s Dave Scaramanga won the Castle Combe Saloon Car race with Bristol’s Mark Wyatt coming home third overall.
A highlight of the Sunday programme included several Mini races with an added bonus of a lunchtime parade around the circuit of the  Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.