Classic Team Melyn secure best 2018 finish

Aug 7th, 2018

2018 mid season update


At Croft Classic Team Merlyn enjoyed its best results of the season so far.

Ben Tusting followed up his excellent 3rd. place qualifying at Brands GP with 2nd. on the grid at Croft after setting the pace for the whole of the session. The races proved a bit more challenging but we were relatively happy with 4th. in race one and 5th. in race two after a tight scrap at the front of the field.

Pierre Livingston who now owns our most famous Merlyn, Ex Tim Brise in period, multi race winning and double winner at Silverstone Classic in 2013, was superb in what was his first ever race meeting!

A well structured programme which saw Pierre pass his ARDs test, receive track driving instruction from Michael O'Brien and then complete four days testing under the supervision of team boss Mike O'Brien, meant he was well prepared for his first visit to Croft. An exceptional qualifying effort saw Pierre 8th. on the grid out of the 35 car entry, and two well driven races saw him finish an incredible 8th. on Saturday and 7th. on Sunday in what is surely the most competitive single seater category in the UK.

Pierre is not competing at Oulton Park, but will be racing at Brands Hatch and Silverstone in preparation for a full season in 2019.

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