Molsom maintains championship lead

Andy Molsom in action.
Andy Molsom in action.

Caterham racer Andy Molsom made the podium in both races at Rockingham.

Competing in rounds five and six of the Caterham Graduates Championships, Molsom, from Kirton, finished second and third in the two races.

Qualifying went well for Molsom, who claimed two front row starts at the banked circuit of Rockingham Motor Speedway.

In the first race, Molsom made a good start from second on the grid, but soon found himself down to third.

But a few laps later he had retaken second and set about catching race leader Ed Benson. Despite numerous side by side battles on the ensuing laps, he was unable to get past Benson and finished the race in second place.

During the race, Molsom set the fastest lap time, breaking his existing record by half a second.

The second race was more closely fought from the off. Molsom again made a good start and led the field for the first 10 laps despite constant pressure from Benson and Briant.

But he came unstuck when they caught the slower classic class. He was unlucky to fall back to third, and that is where he finished after 14 laps.

Molsom said: “Rockingham is a technical circuit with some challenges and some great corners.

“It was a solid weekend for us and the car was flawless once again. Massive thanks go to Rocky Racing for their car preparation.

“I was a little disappointed not to win the second race after such a great start, but that’s Caterham racing. The cars are so equal that the races are usually very closely fought.”

After the Rockingham meeting, Molsom was still out in front in he championship standings.