In an ironic twist of fate, Alex Nuttall’s awful final round of the Dunlop Mk2 Golf GTi Championship would lead to him lifting the title, but it officials a week to tell him.
A disastrous finale at Oulton Park had the 20-year-old from Newport Pagnell thinking he’d blown his chance of winning the crown.
After finishing fourth in Race 1, a mechanical failure in Race 2 all but ended his title chances - or so everyone thought.
In the championship, the lowest score for everyone is removed. After a poor showing at Rockingham earlier in the season, it was expected that that round would be dropped from Nuttall’s points.
However as things transpired, his score at Oulton Park was actually his lowest, meaning when officials took a second look at the scores, Nuttall came out as overall winner.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have won the championship,” said Nuttall after his title was confirmed.
“After the final round, everyone, including me, thought I’d had lost it so I was elated when the organisers contacted me to tell me I had won.”