Paul took his first win of the season and a 4th place to keep his title aspirations firmly on track.
Paul led all 12 laps after getting the measure of SV Racing’s Whorton-Eales, who had started from pole position, as the pack headed into the first corner. Paul was under intense pressure throughout the whole race with Whorton-Eales and Pyro team-mates Ash Hand (Nuneaton) and Ashley Sutton (Bishops Stortford) bunched up close behind him. Paul’s win is the 44th of his long Clio Cup career. He commented: “That was intense but I always felt I had it under control and I know Ant isn’t the sort of driver to try something rash – particularly given his championship lead. I made sure I drove every line inch perfect so that I always had everything covered. It feels great to open our victory account for 2015.”
In the second race Paul had to deal with damage to his car for a long period of the race after being squeezed into the tyre marker. He was still able to bring the car home in 4th place.