Monday October 22nd 2018
A fighting second place in round 11, the penultimate LMP3 Cup Championship race of the season at a rain swept Silverstone, made rising young Midlothian racing driver, Colin Noble (22) and his racing partner, Tony Wells, champions.
For Colin, this was his second LMP3 Cup Championship win in consecutive seasons.
Noble and Wells evaded trouble after qualifying fifth on the grid, grabbing second place for their Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing team on the final lap to confirm their destiny as champions.
A delighted Colin Noble said:
“We just needed fifth position to secure the title so that’s why I was a little bit cautious in traffic. It was a good race and a tight battle from start to finish, but we had a championship in mind so, if a chance appeared, we thought it through. I’m obviously thrilled to have won the LMP3 Cup Championship for the second year in succession and thanks must go to all my sponsors, especially Merit Holdings, for their continued support and helping make it all possible.”
Tony Wells added:
“I just wanted to stroke the car round without getting involved in any trouble. It had loads of pace and if only I’d qualified better then we could have had a better run. The car had that pace but I couldn’t make a lunge without needing more commitment. It’s great to win a P3 championship.”
The final race (round 12) at Silverstone, which was scheduled for the Sunday, was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.Tweet Share on Facebook