the 4two cup 2012

May 15th, 2012 by alisonpepler.

A great weekend of racing at Snetterton. On Saturday we woke up to some light drizzle, but this soon past leaving us with a damp track for the mornings qualifying, which was exciting to say the least, a few spins and plenty of cars using the outside of the track and some..

Under the new rules that have been set by the MSA, all 4 wheels must remain on the circuit, this means within the white lines. So this lead to a quick briefing explaining the new rules to all the drivers and a few questions being asked. So during the first race in the afternoon, with the sun out, most of the drivers were being very restrained and trying to find the limits of their cars with less track to play with.  But it still made for a great race with Sarah Moore and jake Jackson bumper to bumper all the way to the chequred flag. Behind them was a great scrap for forth with Simon Horribin, in his first ever car race and Kart world record holder Howard Kayman. They swapped places countless times until Howard took the chequered flag by 0.109 seconds.

Results Race 1.
David Moore
Jake Jackson
Sarah Moore
Howard Kayman
Simon Horrobin
David Nash
Paul Bates
Tom Knight
Martin Clatworthy
James Palmer
Rob Baker.

race 2 proved to be a different affair at the front, Jake Jackson shot off in to an early lead chased hard by David Moore and his sister Sarah. David then took over the lead and for the rest of the race all 3 battled hard and crossed the line within 1.4 seconds of each other. Simon Horrobin had a comftable forth place and Howard Kayman had to fend off David Nash for most of the race. James Palmer then swapped places with Martin Clatworthy and Rob Baker, until Martyn in the Ski StMartin car had a monumental spin coming out of Oggies. In Martin’s own words ‘A bit of off piste never did anyone any harm’

Race results for race 2.
David Moore
Jake Jackson
Sarah Moore
Simon Horrobin
Howard Kayman
David Nash
Paul Bates
James Palmer
Martyn Clatworthy
Rob Baker

I would like to finish off by saying a big thank you to everyone who made this weekend possible and roll on Brands Hatch. Due to transport problems the Belgium and French cars could not make Snetterton, but with a fair wind they will all be at Brands Hatch and with a grid of over 20 cars the racing can only get even better.


Despite a momentous challenge from his nearest rival Jake Jackson, David Moore extended his unbeaten run of victories in the 2012 Smart Car 4two Cup series after taking victory in rounds 5&6 at Brands Hatch on Saturday 2nd June 2012.
On the support programme of the Britcar championship once more, the Tockwith Motorsports racer – driving a smart 451 (130bhp) class A car, posted a pole position, before his double 20minute-race triumph. Jackson, also driving a Smart 451 (130bhp) car sponsored by 1st Containers,  claimed an  impressive pole and two fastest laps in what proved to be his closest challenge to Moore so far  in the 2012 series while Sarah Moore in the #6 machine pocketed another pair of 3rd place finishes.
With both races run in dry but cloudy conditions, the 17-car field provided enthralling racing throughout with numerous  battles raging between drivers from the UK series and the invited Belgian drivers from the Smart Cup.
Guest driver and current Autosport National Editor Ben Anderson impressed on his debut driving a Smart 451 car and posting 6th place finish in race one and a 5th position in race two.  While Formula Renault driver James Theodore posted a4th and 7th finish on his one off appearance.
David Moore:
“It feels great to have kept my 100% winning record here at Brands Hatch. The car wasn’t at its optimum set up but it was fun trying to not make too many mistakes. In the first race, when Jake went wide at Paddock Hill and dropped back I decided to look after the car, managing the tyres and so I dropped my pace a little. Then after a few laps I noticed Jake was taking over two seconds a lap off me and I had to pick up the pace. Although he did catch me I was always confident that our battle would result inmy favour and the same was true for race two. There’s no question though that of the races we’ve had so far this year, this was the closest challenge I’ve had and it bodes well for the rest of the year that there will be many more close battles and that can only be a good thing – as long as it’s me that takes the flag first!”
Jake Jackson:
“I’m a little frustrated that I was unable to beat David in both races as I felt I was quicker than him for the most part but I still really enjoyed myself. I did manage to lead a couple of times but the trouble is that when you are pushing to the limit, sometimes you go over it and it can cost you dearly. Nevertheless I am getting more comfortable with these cars and I am sure that my time will come soon.”
Ben Anderson (guest driver & Autosport magazine National Editor)
“We evolved my car throughout the day and I enjoyed my races – particularly the second one and I had some good battles on the tack and yes, to be honest, it was more exciting and more fun than I was expecting. I have to say that I really enjoyed myself out there.”
James Palmer, Series Organiser:
“Brands Hatch is a wonderful venue and I was delighted with the outcome of the weekend for our series. Having Ben Anderson and James Theodore guest driving in both races was a fantastic opportunity for people unaccustomed to our cars to gain an insight into how much fun they are to drive.”
Notes to Editors:
Name: David Moore
D.O.B: 7th December 1994 (Age 17)
Born: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Lives: Tockwith, North Yorkshire with Dad, Mum and brothers Nigel, Edward and sisters Sarah Jemma
Bio: Currently in 1st year at Harrogate College studying Automotive Engineering.
Interests: Motorsport, gym, running
Racing Bio: Started racing karts at Rowrah at 8 years old as a novice
First Win: Ginetta Junior at Oulton Park 2009.
Ambitions: Endurance racing and to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours.
Notable states to date:
2009: 7th Ginetta Jnr
2010: 2nd Ginetta Junior Winter Series, 6th Ginetta Junior
2011: Oulton Park, Brands Hatch, Silverstone Formula Ford Championship, smart 4two Cup Series
Notes about the 4two Cup Series:
Conceived and organised by noted drivers James Palmer and Paul Bates, the 4two Cup Series started in 2011and has proved a tremendous hit with both the Smart Car community and racing enthusiasts alike. Operating in the support package for the Britcar championship, 2012 promises to be a year of expansion and with the all new smart Village unveiled in Donnington Park, the series is primed and ready to welcome on board new drivers and commercial partners. Using the BRABUS 451 models, the cars produce 130bhp and are scheduled to be joined by the 450 (90bhp) models as featured in the Belgian-based smart Cup at the remaining 7 races of the season thus guaranteeing a minimum of 20 cars at every race weekend. The UK series will also participate in an ‘invitation-only’ capacity at three of the Belgian rounds later in the year (refer to calendar for more details)
2012 Calendar
Date                             Circuit
1st – 2nd April                  Spa Francorchamps
21st – 22nd April              Donnington Park
12th May                                    Snetterton 300
2nd June                                    Brands Hatch Indy Circuit
23rd June                                   Oulton Park
18th August                    Snetterton 300
7th-8th September                       Mattet, Belgium
20th-21st October                        Spa Francorchamps
2nd-3rd November                        Donnington Park
24th November               Brands Hatch


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