Jonny McMullan enjoyed another successful weekend in the Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship.
The Newtownabbey driver took pole position for both of the weekend’s races at Castle Combe in Wiltshire, notching up another race win and a second position.
McMullan arrived at the circuit having completed limited testing. In fact, two weeks ago he had a brief test yet he was able to come out on top in qualifying at the wheel of his Motorsport Ireland Van Diemen.
In the opening race McMullan crossed the line less than a second ahead of his arch rival in the series, Canadian Patrick Dussault, who is with the Irish Cliff Dempsey Racing Team. Dussault recorded the fastest lap.
Race two and the tables were turned with Dussault taking the chequered flag just 0.48 seconds ahead of the Ulster driver and this time McMullan recorded the fastest lap.
The championship continues at Silverstone on 15/16th August, however McMullan is expected to contest the Irish Formula Ford Championship at Mondello Park the previous weekend and local race fans can look forward to seeing him in action at Kirkistown on the last weekend in August.
Craig Breen’s fight for the FIA European Rally Championship title is still very much on despite an unlucky retirement on the penultimate stage of auto24 Rally Estonia.
The Peugeot Rally Academy driver was lying fourth, and closing in on third, when he lost oil pressure in his 208 T16.
“Towards the end of special stage 14 I started to lose oil pressure, something happened inside the engine.
“I know I could have finished third, which would have been good for the championship. After three wins, I was not so disheartened with my retirement in Ypres, but here it was different,” said Breen.
Alexey Lukyanuk finished 12.7 seconds ahead of second-placed Kajetan Kajetanowicz.