King of the [Knock]Hill
The Renault UK Clio Cup made it’s first trip to Knockhill in four years, where Max Coates took to the track leading the championship by 6 points. He had a successful weekend lifting trophy’s in both races.
The Primex Plastics backed driver took pole position for the weekends first race, and despite pressure from his main championship rival, Max remained calm and didn't put a wheel out of line to come home the winner by 6 tenths of a second.
In race two which was screened live on ITV4 Max didn’t make the best of starts and immediately came under pressure for 2nd place. On lap four he dropped a wheel on the gravel and lost his position falling back to 3rd. Taking advantage of a mistake in the car ahead, Max fought his way back into 2nd and despite trying all he could in the final stages to regain the lost time to the leader, he couldn’t make it back up, he had to settle for 2nd.
After the two impressive performances, Max remains championship leader, going into the next round at Silverstone on the 28th and 29th of September.
Knockhill’s races can be watched back via the BTCC ITV Motorsport website: https://www.itv.com/btcc/races/btcc-2019-knockhill-race-action.