Molsom guarantees a championship third

Andy Molsom battles for position.
Andy Molsom battles for position.

Caterham racer Andy Molsom claimed another podium double at Anglesey.

Rounds 13 and 14 of the Caterham Graduates Championship saw the Kirton resident make the long trek to North Wales.

The weather for qualifying was a mix of wind and rain but Molsom secured two third-place starts.

The first race, which was also wet, saw a good start for Molsom, going straight into the lead of the race after two poor starts from championship contenders Edward Benson and Toby Briant.

At the end of the first lap, Briant slipped back due to an error, which left Benson and Molsom fighting for the lead.

Despite losing ground through some backmarkers, Molsom - who set the fastest lap of the race - had again caught Benson but the chequered flag was dropped before Molsom could edge in front.

The second race saw Benson, Briant and Molsom resuming their battle for the lead.

Molsom suffered overheating rear tyres in the now-dry conditions, so slipped back a little from the lead, but still finished in third place.

Molsom has now claimed 13 podiums from 14 races this year.

He said: “It was another good weekend, and keeps me in the hunt for the championship.

“I am guaranteed third place in the championship.”

Next up in the championship is the race at Belgium’s famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit on October 8 and 9.