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Published 18 September 2010

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Freddie March Memorial Trophy

Lagonda leads in Freddie March Memorial Trophy

Pole-sitter Darren McWhirter enjoyed a slingshot start aboard his Lagonda to lead the Freddie March Memorial Trophy field into Madgwick for the first time. He would never be headed. Nick Wigley initially gave chase in Flavien Marcais’ Cooper-Jaguar from Nigel Webb’s Jaguar C-type and Michael Milligan’s HWM-Jaguar. But nobody could stick with McWhirter who was soon lapping more than two seconds faster than the next man in his highly-developed V12 racer.

Carlos Monteverde was a man on the move aboard his C-type. He made up several positions only to spin off at St Mary’s on the fourth tour, demonstrably showing his frustration as he gathered it all up again.

After six laps, the leader was already lapping cars, McWhirter by now leading by 9.5-seconds from Wigley who was pulling clear from Webb. With five minutes left to run, McWhirter was patently throttling back, only to lose an unexpected – and significant - amount of time trying to get past an oblivious backmarker.

The same driver blocked Wigley a lap later which pushed him back into the clutches of the hard-trying Webb but he was able to eek out a few more car lengths in the closing stages. The top three positions remained static to the flag, McWhirter adding further to his prolific Revival tally. Monteverde made his way through the order to finish a charging fourth overall.

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