MOTORSPORT: A podium finish in the Last Chance race during last weekend’s Walter Hayes Trophy was the highlight of the event for Silverstone’s Michael Moyers, write Colin and James Beckett.
Driving an Emax Motorsport Swift SC92F, in Saturday’s heat the former Silverstone race winner found himself eighth at the fall of the chequered flag hindered by a damaged radiator.
To reach the semi-finals, Moyers had to drive in the Bernard Baxter Last Chance Race, and he did so in some style - finishing third behind race winner John Ferguson. The result placed him 23rd on the grid for the opening semi, where a top eighteen finish would see graduation to the final. A bad start dropped the youngster down as far as 26th, but a superb charge back through the pack saw him climb to 14th by the end of the race to qualify for his second Walter Hayes Trophy final.
But an electrical problem on the warm-up lap for the final meant that Moyers’ was unable to challenge throughout the race. As the race progressed, the problem became worse and on lap four the Silverstone racer was forced out.