15th August 2023

Mikey Doble enjoyed one of his best showings of the season this past weekend (12/13 August) as he charged to a trio of points finishes at a wet and wild Knockhill.

The CarStore Power Maxed Racing driver powered his Vauxhall Astra to a ninth, 11th and 12th to maintain his lead in the Jack Sears Trophy on a day that was packed with action in changeable conditions.

Qualifying on Saturday around the tight and twisty Scottish circuit proved to be a frenetic affair as the 27-car field battled the ever-improving wet to dry conditions to secure a spot inside the Top Ten Showdown.

Despite sitting on the cusp of progressing on a number of occasions, after incurring mechanical he set up 22nd on the grid for Sunday’s opening contest.

Race One proved to be a modern day BTCC classic as the rain lashed down just a handful of laps into the bout. Like the rest of the field, the 24-year-old had started on slicks but when the weather turned it was only a matter of time before a switch to wets came.

Diving for the pit lane along with a host of others, Doble rejoined in the thick of the action and when the running order was finally sorted, the Independent front-runner ran comfortably inside the top ten - crossing the line in ninth.

The sun shone on the Fife track for Race Two with Doble coming out on top of a number of wheel-to-wheel battles, the front-wheel-drive ace crossed the line in 12th, bagging more points.

Doble then brought the curtain down on his weekend north of the border with another gutsy drive in wet conditions; this time the downpour came prior to the race actually starting.

Behind the safety car, the action blasted into life after a handful of laps and from there it was about who was the bravest; with a number of drivers trying a variety of lines in their bid to move forward.

Facing a wall of spray for much of the contest, Doble brought his car home in 11th, one of his strongest day’s yet in the series.

Mikey Doble, CarStore Power Maxed Racing: “After a difficult Saturday I’m over the moon to walk away with the results we have from Knockhill.

“Myself and the team played a blinder on strategy in race one to take me from 22nd to ninth. Race two was a personal favourite though as we held our own inside the top ten for most of the race, battling with some of the biggest names in touring cars.

“Race three then threw a curveball at everyone with the downpour just minutes before we were due off but we held our own and brought it home in 11th, concluding a triple-points scoring weekend.

“Overall, Knockhill is an extremely tough track to be a rookie at so to come away still leading the Jack Sears Trophy with three rounds to go is a job well done. I can’t wait to go to Donington Park GP now.”

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