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Mitchell makes stunning debut at Silverstone

Jonathan Mitchell stunned the Sports Prototype Cup field with an impressive debut that saw him secure two class wins and an overall win! Having never driven a Revolution 500SC before the weekend, the long time historic racer quickly acclimatised to a high-downforce, 500BHP car to dominate the weekend.


A sunny Silverstone Grand Prix circuit greeted a packed grid of 27 drivers competing in a combined Sports Prototype Cup and Zeo Prototype grid.


Race 1 : Mitchell announces himself


Heading the Cup field for the start was the Open class Praga R1-T of Ruben Stanislaus ahead of series debutant Jonathan Mitchell, taking a stunning Revolution Trophy pole. The former historic and Caterham racer adapted to the supercharged 500bhp car very quickly after just a single test day.


Barcelona winner, Richard Morris (Revolution 500SC) was a couple of seconds behind Mitchell with the similar car of Evo Magazine’s James Taylor doing battle with Will Stowell (Praga).


By half distance, Mitchell extended his Revolution Trophy lead over Morris. Another impressive Revolution debutant was former Radical champion, Nigel Redwood, who made progress from a lowly grid position to jump ahead of Taylor by lap eight.


Mitchell was now well clear of Morris in a truly dominant debut performance, with Redwood looking comfortable in third. Taylor was enjoying his return to Revolution racing in fourth place, with Joaquim Penteado an impressive fifth in the first non-supercharged Revolution.

Race 1 Podium:


Revolution Trophy:-

1st Jonathan Mitchell

2nd Richard Morris

3rd Nigel Redwood (all Revolution 500SC)


Revolution 427:-

1st Joaquim Penteado

2nd Nino La Rosa

3rd Dominik Dierkes

Race 2: Mitchell does the double


Race 2 saw Mitchell on the front row and well placed to repeat his Revolution Trophy win, just ahead of Stanislaus heading the Cup Open class. Prolific Revolution race winner, James Abbott, joined the grid for this race and there was much anticipation on how far he could climb from sixth. Likewise, Iberian LPC class champion, Roger Green, would take the start for the afternoon encounter, but from an out of position 18th.


At the start, Mitchell made a stunning start to take the lead from the pole position Zeo entry of Mike Jenvey around the outside of Copse. Abbott delivered an equally epic first lap to move into second place overall and in the Revolution Trophy.


In the Open class, Stanislaus was delayed in a first lap melee, losing a lot of time trying to restart. It set the scene for a stirring comeback drive for the Praga star. Green had a similar story, making up first lap places before being stranded at Vale before restarting.


After ten minutes, Mitchell led Abbott by three seconds. Abbott was engaged in a captivating battle with the Praga of Shane Kelly. However, two laps later, Abbott’s charge was curtailed by a puncture, leaving Mitchell in a very comfortable Revolution Trophy lead from Morris and Penteado.


Race 2 Podium:


Revolution Trophy:-

1st Jonathan Mitchell

2nd Richard Morris

3rd Joaquim Penteado


Revolution 427:-

1st Joaquim Penteado

2nd Nino La Rosa

3rd Dominik Dierkes


Watch the amazing battle for the overall win in race two, from 5 hours 16 mins below:-

The remainder of the calendar for The Sports Prototype cup is as follows:-

  • 18 June Donington GP

  • 13-15 October Spa Francorchamps

  • 16-17 Dec Portimão

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