Nicolas Schoell (Strawberry Racing) was already champion after Zuera and only a potential exclusion in Salbris could have endangered his overall win, which is why he skipped the last round, leaving the way clear for his opponents.
Many of the 183 drivers for the August Shenington club meeting were taking in some practice for the British and National championships coming in September, boosting the numbers.
Scottish guest drivers Mark Ross and Paul Stewart set the scene from timed qualifying onwards at Larkhall, out-driving all the regulars from the top teams.
Joe Turney had been fastest in the time trials with Myles Apps in 4th but it was the local Scottish Champion Tony Logie who won the first heat with Turney taking a front fairing penalty, then Turney winning the second.
Along with the other Rotax classes Minimax has two rounds left of this year’s Super One series and while Dexter Patterson won both races at Larkhall, Jenson Butterfield still has a good points lead.
With one more round of S1 to go Josh Collings has a 19 point lead over Brett Ward, with the race wins going to Matt Davies and Collings.
Gordon Mutch has had his exclusion for not having his helmet done up at Llandow overturned so is back in the hunt for points, some 21 behind Angus Fender. He took the first Final at Larkhall while Oliver Clarke took the second. The Juniors have one more round to go.
Oliver Bearman took the spoils in two hard fought Honda Cadet Finals but it was Harry Thompson the early protagonist heading timed qualifying from Sam Heading and Wesley Mason in the first session.
With support from JAG supplying free tyres to Junior Max, numbers were still a little disappointing but nonetheless, 18 drivers battled hard for GP honours.
A solid entry of 24 drivers and some excellent racing all weekend. It was good to see these young drivers enjoying their racing in a fair and respectful manner – well done to all.