Surbiton's Robinson closes in on Clio series crown

Nearly there: Surbiton racing driver Mike Robinson enjoys his double race win at Snetterton and is hoping for much more when the Michelin Clio Cup Race Series Championship concludes at Croft later this month

Nearly there: Surbiton racing driver Mike Robinson enjoys his double race win at Snetterton and is hoping for much more when the Michelin Clio Cup Race Series Championship concludes at Croft later this month

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Surbiton race ace has one hand on the Michelin Clio Cup Race Series Championship, but knows the smallest mistake could cost him.

The 31-year-old Total Control Racing driver claimed his sixth and seventh wins of the 2014 seaswn at Snetterton at the weekend to pen up a 52 point gap between him and closest rival David Dickenson at the top of the drivers standings.

Robinson qualified in pole position and led from lights-to-flag in both races to claim maximum points, but it could have been different.

“I think we’ve got more than a 50 point cushion now, so that’s really nice to go into the last round with a lead like that – that was the aim”, he said after winning race two on Sunday.

“As ever, it was crucial to get the start and getting clean away.

“I did make a small mistake at the second corner in race two and thought I might have blown it, but, thankfully, I managed to hold on.”

North Yorkshire circuit Croft hosts the final rounds on September 20 & 21.

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