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Happy ending to Snitterfield couple's battle at Snetterton in Fun Cup Endurance Championship

A SNITTERFIELD couple “remain on good terms” after they battled it out at Snetterton in the latest round of the Fun Cup Endurance Championship.

Wendy and Paul Ellis-Smith. Photo: Stewart James Photography
Wendy and Paul Ellis-Smith. Photo: Stewart James Photography

Wendy Ellis-Smith, 46, and her husband Paul, 56, were looking forward to some close-quarters racing at the Norfolk circuit on Saturday.

While the pair were on the track at the same time, unfortunately due to how the pit stops fell, it meant neither got the chance to go wheel-to-wheel during the four-hour endurance race.

Wendy did get some satisfaction as the all-ladies GT Radial Tyres team finished ninth, while Paul’s Fuelled Up Racing team were slightly further down the order in 14th.

Paul did have some bragging rights, though, as he managed to post a quicker lap time than his wife around the 2.9-mile circuit.

Putting the competitive nature of their relationship to one side, the pair embraced each other at the end to cap off what had been a thrilling day.

“We’re still speaking to each other and remain on good terms so that was the best result of the weekend,” joked Wendy.

“Being part of the all-ladies team was a real eye-opener. One of the girls has been racing in this really competitive series for five seasons and she was on it from the very start.

“I’m going to take away all the things I have learned from my experience with her and the rest of the team, as it will help me improve as a driver.”

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