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Published 19 September 2010

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Glover Trophy

Attwood wins Glover in brilliantly measured race

Former Grand Prix driver Richard Attwood drove a brilliantly measured race to win the Glover Trophy aboard his BRM P261.

Frank Sytner led for most of the running, having defended robustly against fellow Lotus man Andy Middlehurst into Madgwick for the first time. At half distance there was barely half-a-second between the two former touring car chargers, Sytner’s older 24 model staying ahead of the newer monocoque 25 with millimetre precision as Alain Baillie’s Cooper squabbled with Peter Horsman’s Lotus 21, Mark Piercy’s Lola Mk4 and Phil Keen’s Lotus 24 with positions ever changing.

A slow starting Attwood gradually picked off the squabbling quartet before arriving on the tail of the lead pair with five minutes left to run. Two minutes later he surged past Middlehurst with a perfectly timed run at Lavant. Moments later he was past Sytner at Fordwater, the top three places remaining the same to the chequer. Horsman was an eventual third with Baillie fifth and Piercy sixth.

“I knew going into the race that it would be tricky,” admitted the winner. “We’ve had engine problems with the car but to win is very satisfying. Frank and I have raced together several times so I knew I could trust him.”

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