George Grant secures Mazda MX-5 SuperCup and Clubsport Trophy podiums at Donington Park


September 28, 2022

George Grant put in a great performance last weekend at Donington Park, securing three class podiums, two in the Mazda MX-5 SuperCup before a charging drive to third in the Clubsport Trophy.
 
Grant got off to a strong start at the Leicestershire-based circuit with Saturday’s SuperCup qualifying session. In the #69 Mazda MX-5 Mk3, Grant showed good speed to finish the session fourth in class for the weekend’s first event, securing third for Race 2 with his second-best time.
 
The Clapham MOT owner put in a great effort in Race 1 on Saturday afternoon, moving into the top-three to clinch his first podium of the weekend with third in class. Aiming to continue his form on Sunday, Grant scored another podium with second in class in Race 2, before a brake failure at Coppice corner forced him to retire from Race 3.
 
Returning to the 2.498-mile circuit after his retirement thanks to the efforts of the Rob Boston Racing crew, Grant took part in the afternoon’s Clubsport Trophy race. Despite nursing a steering issue from the earlier incident and losing positions during his mandatory pitstop, Grant made some great overtakes to finish third in class and end his weekend at Donington with a third podium.
 
The MX-5 SuperCup heads to Snetterton for the final round of the season on 15-16 October.

George Grant: “Overall, it’s been a great weekend. The car was fantastic in every session, and I felt competitive from the start. I’m beginning to hit the targets I set myself for qualifying, so I was really happy with my grid positions for the opening two events. I moved forward in each race, and I was delighted to finish on the podium in both. I was on for second in Race 3, but I suffered a brake failure on the penultimate lap at Coppice. The team worked very hard to get the car ready in time for the Clubsport Trophy event, so a massive thank you to them for getting me back on the grid.
 
“I was still struggling slightly with the damage from the earlier retirement, but we’d qualified well for the event and the car still felt competitive. I lost a bit of time during my mandatory pit stop and I re-joined at the back of the pack, but I had the pace to make some strong overtakes and I was astonished to recover to third in class. I’ve enjoyed being back at Donington and I’m looking forward to racing in the final round at Snetterton in October.”

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