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Bidford team Power Maxed Racing claim a win and a double-podium at latest round of Touring Car Trophy at Oulton Park

POWER Maxed Racing came away from round four of the Goodyear Touring Car Trophy at Oulton Park all smiles after claiming a win and a double-podium.

Jac Constable celebrates his victory at Oulton Park.
Jac Constable celebrates his victory at Oulton Park.

Jac Constable got Saturday off to the perfect start for the Bidford-based team when he claimed his maiden Touring Car Trophy victory in the first race, despite battling a power steering issue in his Leon Cupra TCR in the closing stages.

Team-mate Alex Morgan was more than nine seconds behind Constable in second, having started on pole.

Slightly further back, Dan Kirby was unable to capitalise on his win at the last round, being stuck in the middle of the pack for the majority of the session and would eventually cross the line in sixth.

Will Butler had driven well to hold eighth for almost the entire race, before brake fade on the penultimate lap put him out of contention for the finish.

The second race of the day would see the top-six reverse grid, meaning Kirby would start on pole, with Morgan and Constable in fifth and sixth respectively.

Morgan got off to a flying start to take second place by the end of the first lap, a position he would hold come the chequered flag to make it four podiums from four TCR-UK races.

Kirby was not so lucky, as a couple of wayward moments saw him finish the race in fourth.

Constable put in a sterling effort, but the power steering issue which plagued him in race one returned, forcing him to pull off the road and restart the car.

Despite this, he still managed to bring the car home in 11th. Meanwhile, Butler finished eighth, but a five-second penalty for infringing track limits would see the former rally driver, enjoying his first season of circuit racing, drop down to tenth.

Team manager Martin Broadhurst said: “It was great to see both Jac and Alex on the podium at the same time, and, for us as a team, shows that all the hard work we’ve been putting in behind the scenes is really paying off.

“It was unfortunate that neither Dan nor Will got the results they wanted, but they drove well.”

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