CC dominates Donington Park VAG Trophy 2013

CC takes first and second during a weekend of unpredictable weather
29 April 2013

The first two rounds of the 2013 SuperPro VAG Trophy took place this weekend at Donington Park. With the first event of the year at Oulton Park on 23rd March cancelled due to icy weather, it meant this weekend's meeting at Donington hosted rounds one and two, rather than three and four. Consequently, the visit to the Cheshire circuit has been replaced with two races on the Snetterton 300 circuit as part of the British GT/BRDC F4/VW Cup programme on 15/16 June. Custom-Code were this time involved in the Class B races with the C-C Motorsport Seat Leon driven by James Bradley Silverstone and the C-C Golf Mk4 Challenge car driven by Jamie Martin.

Race 1 (round 1)

With dark clouds looming overhead, everyone in the paddock had their eyes to the sky as cars congregated in the assembly area before the first of the weekend’s two 20-minute races.

Then, just before we were about to embark onto the 1.957-mile national configuration of the circuit, the inevitable happened and circuit officials immediately deemed the race as wet. This sent both us and the other competitors scurrying back to the paddock to swap tyres.

Even though the sun was shining, the track surface was still saturated when the lights went green. Custom-Code's Seat Leon came home in a comfortable third in Class B. James Bradley Silverstone impressed in the first outing of our Mk2 Seat Leon built as a featured project for the Road2Race documentary on Motors TV.

Race 2 (round 2)

Thankfully for competitors, Sunday’s bright but cold weather meant there was no chance of rain, making a refreshing change from the uncertainty of race 1 the previous day. In Class B it was an exceptional win for Custom-Code and driver James Bradley-Silverstone in the Seat Leon specifically built for the championship. Custom-Code dominated proceedings, with the Custom-Code Golf Mk4 Challenge car claiming the Class B runner up spot, but this time it was 2012 Mk2 Golf Championship title-holder Jamie Martin who delivered the result. 

The next event in the calendar provides competitors with a new challenge, when the championship heads to the twisting tarmac of Cadwell Park for rounds three and four on 12th May.

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