WILL Powell, from Knowle, won the Britcar Endurance Championship after securing an eighth podium finish of the season to claim the prestigious title at Donington Park last weekend.
Powell, the Managing Director of Silverstone-based Motus One Racing – wrapped up the Championship with co-driver Dave Scaramanga in their Moorgate Motorsport Finance McLaren 650S GT3.
Sutton Coldfield-born Powell appeared to have won the trophy in the opening drive, after taking the chequered flag first in class, only to receive a post-race penalty.
However, Powell would eventually take the title in race two as he sliced through the field to claim the duo’s eighth Endurance top-three podium result which includes four wins from nine races this year.
Knowle driver Powell was delighted to take home the Championship at the end of a gruelling season.
Powell said: “We’ve enjoyed a very successful first year racing the Moorgate McLaren.
“It’s a credit to all at Motus Racing in the level of preparation which has enabled us to be so dominant.
“I’m delighted we were ultimately able to secure the outright Britcar Endurance Championship after a season of hard work.”
Powell’s co-driver Scaramanga started race one from the third row of the grid – first in class – and survived a chaotic opening lap that involved several incidents and was followed by a safety car period.
With Powell behind the wheel, the McLaren moved into the class lead – overcoming a 15-second gap to the previous class leader – before eventually finishing third overall.
However, officials enforced a 30-second penalty on the McLaren for a safety car infringement which dropped them down to second in class and sixth overall.
The duo then drove superbly in race two to bring the McLaren home fifth overall – having won their class by over one lap – and secure the outright championship title.