This last weekend SVG Racing drivers Tim Matthews and Cameron Davies were competing in Rounds 3 and 4 of the UK Sports 2000 Championships at Donington Park in Derbyshire. In what proved to be a dramatic two races both drivers came away with outstanding overall results.
Race one was held in hot and sunny conditions and Davies, after qualifying fourth on the grid in only his fourth ever car race, made a blistering start and was alongside the leaders as they entered the first corner. A little over enthusiasm on the exit set the car sideways and only superb car control from Davies prevented him getting involved in a big accident. As the pack charged down Craner Curves at over 140mph Cameron settled into a race long battle with 2014 Champion MCR driver Patrick Sherrington and GUNN driver Tom Stoten. The lead changed several times throughout the race as the trio charged round the circuit with little more than a second separating them at any one time.
At the flag Davies finished a close third, a podium position in just 4 races. It was a sensational result for him and the SVG Team.
Back in the pack veteran driver Matthews had stalled on the line and only managed to get going at the rear of the 28 car field. He then charged through the field snatching 9th at the flag.
As the cars lined up on the grid for the second race the rain began to fall heavily but with no time to change to wet tyres the race started. Accidents and spins were plentiful but Davies with his sensational car control from his years spent rallying managed to keep clear of trouble and sat on the tail of the two leading drivers. Despite his best efforts and after managing to get alongside the two leading drivers Davies wisely settled for another third place and podium position.
Matthews in mid pack was struggling with the conditions with a car that wanted to go sideways most of the time. However after seeing his main class rival buried nose first into a wall Matthews simply elected to finish.
At the end of these two Donington Park Championship rounds Cameron Davies sensationally now lies just four points behind 2014 Champion Sherrington in the chase for the 2015 title and everyone is now talking about the young driver from Llandovery and the SVG Team.
Tim Matthews although nowhere near as quick as Davies, used quick thinking and tactics to end up the day leading the Derek Bell Championship by some margin.
After the final race Matthews described the weekend results by Davies; “ For Cameron to finish on the podium in only his fourth and fifth ever car races is sensational. Conditions in the second race were appalling and even with my experience being out there was no fun, so for a driver with so little tarmac experience to be able to bring home the car in third is an outstanding result for him and SVG Racing. If he continues to push Sherrington like he has done today I really believe that Cam has a great chance of taking this years overall title.”
The team now take a summer break before heading to Oulton Park in Cheshire for rounds 5 and 6 of the Championship.