A wet and greasy Donington Park hosted the second round of the BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship and that suited Gary Pearson perfectly as the nicely-balanced handling of his faithful Lister-Jaguar (left) allowed him to slide to the narrowest of victories.
Graeme Dodd’s Cooper Monaco proved more of a handful in the conditions, but Dodd was as determined as ever as he chased after Pearson and, as conditions improved slightly, Dodd hunted the leader down. Out of the chicane for the final time, he gunned the Monaco up alongside, but Pearson got the verdict by a hundredth of a second.
Notable in the modest field was Philip Walker, giving his Lotus Eleven its first race in 30 years. He was a class-winning third overall.
Results 1 Gary Pearson (Lister-Jaguar) 2 Graeme Dodd (Cooper Monaco) 3 Philip Walker (Lotus Eleven)