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UK: Archie Hamilton Snetterton summary

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UK: Archie Hamilton Snetterton summary
Aug 8, 2010, 2:09 AM

ARCHIE HAMILTON BACK ON PORSCHE PODIUM IN NORFOLK Archie Hamilton (19), Basingstoke made another trip onto the Porsche Carrera Cup podium today, this time for a third place in ProAm1 in the first race of the day. He has moved up to fourth in the ...

ARCHIE HAMILTON BACK ON PORSCHE PODIUM IN NORFOLK

Archie Hamilton (19), Basingstoke made another trip onto the Porsche Carrera Cup podium today, this time for a third place in ProAm1 in the first race of the day. He has moved up to fourth in the ProAm1 class standings.

Saturday's qualifying was more than close with Archie's time of 1:09.881 identical to his teammate Ahmed Al Harty, putting them side by side on the grid. Archie had one of his best starts of the season, gaining three places and third in class. Archie then was pushed wide and dropped back to fifth. After Gelzinis and Meadows tangled ahead Archie moved back to fourth and regained third by passing classmate Leonard with an inside corner manoeuvre.

The second race was a tougher battle with Archie dropping to sixth in class at the start but swiftly making back the lost position but passing Al Harty on the inside of turn two. Progress was made on the following lap by passing Michael Leonard but after flat spotting the tyres on lap five of the 24 lap race the car became difficult to handle and Archie had no choice but to maintain the best pace possible with the limitations and take the points for fourth.

Archie Hamilton:

"It's been a very close weekend and I'm really pleased to have moved up in the championship. It's really important to consistently score points and it's been a good weekend for that. Our aim is to keep getting consistent podiums and that all important ProAm1 win. The next round's at Silverstone which I love so I'll carry on learning and hopefully scoring the points. Podiums and the elusive win would be a big bonus if they happen."

-source: archie hamilton

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Series Porsche
Drivers Michael Leon , Archie Hamilton