Race Report: 2021 Pierpoint Cup | 78th Members’ Meeting
Former British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan and Adrian Willmott claimed emphatic honours in an incident fuelled Pierpoint Cup race for pre-1966 V8 saloon cars.
The two-driver, 45-minute encounter fell to the Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 duo who appeared in command from the outset. The Indiana machine hit the front on the opening lap and was never headed. However, Willmott’s vast lead was annulled with 33 minutes left to run after Emanuele Pirro’s Ford Falcon crashed at St. Mary’s, the five-time Le Mans winner emerging unscathed.
The McLaren safety car was then deployed, which bunched up the order while the inverted Falcon was recovered. The race resumed with 12 minutes left to run which saw the pit-lane opened belatedly for driver changes. Jordan took the lead and continued to build on Willmott’s good work. The Studebaker led home the Anthony Reid/Murray Shephard Ford Mustang by 23.849 seconds, with the third-place Falcon Sprint of Marco Attard/Tom Ingram 32.109 seconds down on the victors.