Stockport’s Jack Fabby won the 2016 Michelin Clio Cup Series in fine style at Silverstone.
In what has been a rollercoaster season where the competitive nature of the Gen-3 Renault Clio formula has once again risen, the final two races of the year provided a fitting title showdown – with Fabby prevailing in his class category.
In the Road Class, the pendulum swung the way of Jade Developments driver Fabby as he capitalised on a non-finish for title rival Nic Harrison.
Taking control of the points having followed Harrison for much of the opening encounter, the youngster put himself in a strong position to attain Championship glory later in the day.
As the sun began to set over the infamous Northamptonshire venue, the series capped off another fantastic season with one final Race.
All eyes were on Fabby as he circulated – on the cusp of a maiden title in the Clio Cup Series.
Despite only needing to sit behind Harrison to guarantee the title, Fabby ensured he was crowned champion with a drive worthy of one as he made a bold move for the lead to take a clean sweep at Silverstone.
Fabby said: “I didn’t think I would be champion at the start of the season – it is quite unthinkable but very special at the same time.
“Both me and Nic have been at each other throughout the year and we get on well.
“We can hold our heads high and look back on our battle with pride but attention must now turn to next season and we will see where that takes us – having a championship title though is a nice way to head into the winter months.”