Crees bounces back in style
Crees bounces back in style

Michael Crees bounced back in style at the latest round of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship with three Jack Sears Trophy wins.

The three victories takes Crees back to the top of the Jack Sears standings with three solid points finishes at Snetterton last weekend.

Crees is now in pole position with just three races to come at the season finale at his home circuit of Brands Hatch, to take home that Jack Sears Trophy.

Having qualified in 17th place for the first race on Sunday afternoon it gave the Broadstairs racer the chance to push forward for points and the Jack Sears Trophy victory.

An outstanding drive from Crees showcased the Clever Baggers-backed driver’s mounting race-craft as he worked his way up an impressive seven spots to break into the top-ten – the highest-placed Jack Sears Trophy contender.

In race two Crees was kept busy holding off the works Honda for a number of laps before contact at the mid-way point dropped the Rich-Energy-backed racer back to P14 – securing his second point-scoring finish of the day and retaking the lead of the Jack Sears Trophy standings.

Holding his own against the vast experience of the mid-pack, Crees picked up his third points finish of the day in the reverse grid race – scoring points in all three races for the first time – with a clean sweep of the day’s Jack Sears Trophy victories extending his lead at the top of the standings with three races remaining.

Speaking after an excellent weekend, Crees said: “I’m really happy with the way this weekend went. I just sort of cruised in the last race. Once I knew I was leading the championship again, I didn’t want to take any risks.

“I’m glad to be going into the final weekend 11-points clear. I knew we had the pace in the car all weekend, but we did struggle with the tyre temperature.

“It was great to finish all three races, take three Jack Sears wins and also score points in all three races in the main championship for the first-time. It’s a huge boost for the final round at Brands Hatch.”

Images courtesy of Phil Laughton

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