Mika Korkeamäki storms to Brands Hatch Indy win

Racers going into turn 1 at Brands Hatch

Jetta Club racer Mika Korkeamäki has taken a light to flag victory at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. Sporting a new paint scheme for this event, the veteran racer took pole position, the race win and the fastest lap.

The Scandinavian racer was 0.172 seconds faster than James A Barrington in qualifying, with a time of 53.797. Away from the line Korkeamäki quickly broke away from the pack.

Barrington getting out of shape at Brands Hatch

Jetta Club regulars Steven Jones and James A Barrington fought hard all race, with Jones moving ahead of Barrington on lap 21. A big sideways moment from Barrington created a wall of tyre smoke, allowing Jones to pass.

Barrington and Jones door to door at Brands Hatch Indy

However, Barrington, ever the racer, fought back hard and put Jones under pressure in the last 10 laps of the race. The pressure was clearly showing on Jones as he pushed his car over the limit on several corners as he tried to keep Barrington at bay.

On the final lap of the race, Barrington got a run on Jones through the last corner, and held a Matt Neil-esque tight line on the inside of the turn. There was rubbing of paintwork as Barrington slipped up the inside of Jones and just beat him by 8 hundredths of a second.

Race winner Korkeamäki crossing the line

By this time Korkeamäki was long gone, winning by 12.015 seconds over second place man Barrington. He took the fatest lap of the race with a time of 53.818s, only a few hundredths slower than his qualifying time.

Jamie Wilson and previous race winner Michael Messenger finished in 4th and 5th respectively, with Julian Dyer and Danny Hinchin ten seconds further down the road.

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