76MM Salvadori Cup – race report

18th March 2018
Richard Heseltine

Veteran charger Martin Stretton claimed a fabulous win in the Salvadori Cup, but he didn’t have things his own way. Pole-sitter Jon Minshaw spun his Lister-Jaguar on the opening tour, Stretton’s similar car never being headed thereafter as Lotus 15 men Oliver Bryant and Roger Wills squabbled with the Lister of Andrew Smith behind him.


Nevertheless, he wasn’t able to escape up the road, and Stretton’s lead was a scant 1.9-seconds going into the final lap. Wills was closing appreciably in the closing stages, the New Zealander exploiting his 2-litre Lotus’ fine handling as Stretton struggled to put the power down on a damp track. Bryant drove brilliantly en route to third, enjoying a close battle with Smith and Wills, only claiming the place on the last lap as back-markers came into play. Minshaw had been scything through the field thanks to a storming recovery drive, only to spin off again at three-quarter distance.

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