Zack Nickson had been threatening to deliver the outstanding performance he delivered at Forest Edge for some time. Thanassi Barnicoat pushed him hard in the early stages as championship leader, and Nickson’s ATPC team-mate – James Lay – recovered from a scruffy start and losing two places at Turn One.
Zack’s set-up delivered him more ‘waft’ as the race developed and he opened a sizeable gap, aided by James and Thanassi’s fight over 2nd. Once clear of Lay, Barnicoat took big chunks out of Nickson’s lead with each remaining lap.
However, such was his advantage, that Zack was able to coolly take the chequered flag nearly 4s clear of Barnicoat. Lay’s 3rd place came under intense scrutiny from both Jack Golding and Callum Croxon in the closing stages, but try as they might James was not to be denied his fourth podium of the season, or his place at the top of the points table.