After Robert Hartleys win last time out at Brands Hatch, the Heusinkveld Mazda MX-5 World Tour stayed in the United Kingdom, and headed over to Donington Park in Leicestershire for the penultimate round of the season.
Sonny Kanchin wasn’t able to take advantage after the absence of his title-rival, Robert Hartley, after the Asbury Motorsport driver was beaten to pole by his teammate, Travis Schwenke. Marcello Pagnan was able to make it an AMS one-two-three in third position.
Kanchin got the better of Schwenke at the start and was able to challenge around the outside at turn one, but Schwenke was able to position his car perfectly and deny Kanchin the chance of taking the lead at the first opportunity.
Robert Wielinga spun at turn four on the same lap, collecting Eric Koeman who had nowhere to go. Swift Cooper eSports driver, Kip Stephens was forced to run on the grass to avoid the incident. Wielinga was forced into the pits at the end of the lap to fix his damaged car before continuing.
Thrustmaster Mivano driver, Enzo Canta and Jordie Fike came in to make their pitstops at the end of lap fourteen. Schwenke and Fiddes came in a lap later from the lead group. After the stops Fiddes closed the gap to Schwenke, putting him back in the fight for the lead.
Pagnan came in a lap later to respond to the pair, however Fiddes and Schwenke were able to jump Pagnan by over a second.
Kanchin finally came in with ten laps to go. On the same lap Fiddes was able to make his way past Schwenke at the final hairpin. Kanchin came out in the lead by over 2.4 seconds because of a pitstop that was two seconds quicker than anyone else in the race.
After a battle that had lasted all of the second stint, Schwenke got hit by teammate, Marcello Pagnan at the penultimate corner as they headed on to the final lap.
Fiddes was not able to get past Pagnan on the final lap for second place.
Kanchin was able to keep his lead and win the penultimate round of the MWT in season sixteen with Kip Stephens taking the AM class win after running out of fuel going into the final corner, as he closes down on his first AM championship title.
The final round of season sixteen will be held at Phillip Island in Australia, a season after it held the opening round in season fifteen. It will be a double distance, double points title decider broadcast by the Global Sim Racing Channel as always.