- Created on Saturday, 04 July 2015 13:39
Lee Morgan and Ben Hingeley shared the honours as Formula Jedi visited the 200 track layout at Snetterton for rounds 5 and 6 of the 2015 championship.
Following an early safety car period due to a first lap altercation, Morgan won the first encounter, coming out on top from a race long battle with pole sitter Michael Watton. Morgan got the drop on Watton from third at the start and never lost the lead, despite Watton's best efforts.
Both drivers managed to pull out a gap at the front as the race progressed and eventually finished only three tenths of a second apart, producing one of the closest finishes in the championship's history. Ben Hingeley had a disastrous start from second on the grid to fall down to seventh, however a determined drive was rewarded with finishing third, lowering the Formula Jedi lap record by over a second in the process. Continuing his improved form this season, Ryan Harper-Ellam had another good drive to finish fourth ahead of local driver Rob Sayell, who also put in a great performance. Alex Carrano crossed the line in sixth place, his second top six finish this season.
The second race also produced another great battle, but this time it was more between Hingeley and Morgan. Again the race early on had to be neutralised because of a first lap incident, and again Morgan got the better getaway at the restart as Hingely gave chase ahead of Harper-Ellam and Watton.
As the race progressed Watton made his way past Harper-Ellam and tried to stay on terms with the leaders who by mid way had built a gap up to nearly four seconds. Watton's chance nearly came a few laps later as the fight between the leaders began to slow them up, enabling him to close the gap.
At three laps to go Hingeley finally found a way around Morgan, who was starting to struggling for traction, on the run into 'Bomb Hole' to take the lead, with Watton now beginning to bear down on the duo to make it a three way battle.
On the final lap and although still close, the positions would not change and Hinegely took his third win of the year with Morgan second and Watton third. A consistent Harper-Ellam again finished in fourth, with Paul Butcher and Dan Clowes taking the flag to finish fifth and sixth only two tenths apart.