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DATE News (chronologically)
04/29/07
Formula Palmer-Audi
Justin Wilson's brother wins Brands Hatch race  Stefan Wilson followed in the footsteps of his elder brother Justin by taking his maiden Formula Palmer Audi win in Round 4 on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

The 17-year-old Yorkshireman started second on the grid and hunted down Round 3 winner Tim Bridgman, passing him down Pilgrim's Drop with four laps to go. The win came in only Stefan's 10th car race, as he aims to emulate Justin, who won the first-ever FPA championship in 1998 before going on to race in Formula 1.

Behind the leading pair, Jolyon Palmer headed the chasing pack in the early stages, with Luciano Bacheta making the break past him at Stirling's on lap six, with Jack Clarke making it past at the same corner. Jolyon eventually fell to sixth after Jason Moore made it through into fifth three laps later, but held off a sustained last-lap onslaught from Dominik Jackson to remain in the top six. But there was no denying an emotional Wilson his first win in stunning fashion.

"It's an incredible feeling to win for the first time," said the Solvents With Safety-backed driver. "It means a lot to me, especially as I didn't win a race in karting last year, and I've got to thank my dad Keith for being so supportive!"

Second-placed Bridgman was sporting in congratulating Stefan, and was glad to notch up his second podium of the weekend: "He put me under a lot of pressure and drove very well. He used the boost button to perfection, but another second place is a step in the right direction."

Third-placed Bacheta kept up his 100% podium finish record, but rued the amount of time it took to pass Palmer: "I think I had the pace to run with the front two, but it took me five laps to pass Jolyon. I managed to take a chunk of time out of them, but I just ran out of laps."

Round 4 Result

1. Stefan Wilson 16 Laps in 23m08.915s
2. Tim Bridgman +0.876s
3. Luciano Bacheta +3.153s
4. Jack Clarke +9.930s
5. Jason Moore +10.480s
6. Jolyon Palmer +11.975s
7. Dominik Jackson +12.692s
8. Richard Plant +24.874s
9. Chris Chubb +27.489s
10. Chris Bell +28.624s

Fastest Lap - Stefan Wilson, Lap 11 - 1m25.774s

Round 5 Result

1. Luciano Bacheta 16 Laps in 23m10.160s
2. Jolyon Palmer +2.225s
3. Tim Bridgman +2.415s
4. Stefan Wilson +2.691s
5. Jack Clarke +11.689s
6. Giacomo Petrobelli +11.870s
7. Richard Kent +13.052s
8. Tom Bradshaw +15.447s
9. Chris Bell +17.603s
10. Chris Chubb +21.801s

Fastest Lap Jason Moore, Lap 6 1m25.192s

Leading Points Standings after 5 of 20 Rounds

1. Luciano Bacheta 106pts
2. Stefan Wilson 88
3. Tim Bridgman 77
4. Jack Clarke 63
5. Jolyon Palmer 58
6. Chris Bell 56
7. Richard Plant 52
8= Giacomo Petrobelli 51
8= Jason Moore 51
10. Richard Kent 48

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