Two poles and two wins at Snetterton
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
With four races left of the championship and five consecutive wins behind him, Duncan was on a charge. Again he took full house with two pole positions and two wins.
Team-mate Charlie Donnelly secured the title but the race for second in the championship continued to go in Duncan’s direction by pulling out a bigger points lead.
Qualifying and Race One took place on Saturday, with Duncan putting in two blinding laps to take pole for both races. His form continued in the race when he converted a good start into a win without losing position once, despite two safety car spells that bunched up the pack. Joe D’Agostino tried his hardest but couldn’t get round and Duncan crossed the line to take victory for the sixth race in a row.
“I was challenged for about four laps but it wasn’t quite as hard as at Silverstone. Joe got close a few times but wasn’t really close enough for a serious attempt to get past,” said Duncan.
As at Silverstone, Race Two was a harder fight. This time it was the weather that came into play when light rain started as soon as the lights changed. Being on slicks proved to be interesting and provided opportunities for Joe D’Agostino and Duncan to change places twice. The second time Duncan held on while Joe lost it and from there victory was his.
“I got the same start – not too much wheel spin, but it started to spit with rain which made it tricky on slicks” he said. On lap two Joe and I both ran out wide and he got by. Then the next time we both got out of shape but he spun off. Luckily the rain stopped and the track dried out in couple of laps, so I could just get my head down and pull away.”
Only two races remain, which will take place st Silverstone on 8/9th October.