Blood sweat and beers
I don’t know where to start. The definition of an emotional rollercoaster.
We were caught out in a slightly wet qualifying session. We tried to go onto the slick tyres when the track wasn’t dry enough and fundamentally qualified 3rd, which wasn’t disastrous, but we knew we had work to do in the coming races.
The races on Saturday were reasonably uneventful. We lacked a little pace to really attack the lead two cars, meaning we had to go back to the drawing board overnight in terms of a set up on the car.
One race to go on Sunday, everything on the line. Only a few points between myself and the second placed driver in the championship. Wolf Motorsport had set the car up beautifully and I was ready to do whatever it took to win the championship.
There was a big crash at the start and oil leaked onto one - and only one - grid stop. Yep, you guessed it - my grid spot! On the restart, I didn’t get the best launch and held onto my position, the pace was strong and I set about reeling in the lost space from the start. We were straight on the back of the top two and ready to pounce if needed. The safety car was then deployed and they announced a one lap dash to the finish
(I was having Abu Dhabi Formula One 2021 last lap flashbacks).
It was one of the most tense moments of my life, and I sure that tension echoed through my many supporters that were watching on the sidelines. But we pulled through…
Unbelievable, words can’t describe the feeling. Massive thank you to my second family and part-actual-family, Wolf Motorsport. They wanted this as much as I did, the work ethic and effort they put in has been unreal.
Also to my amazing partners who this has all been for. Alex Reade Motorsport, IPC, The Race Works, Automotive Repairs, Infinity Wax, Scalextric, Inaga and Rubix.
I owe you all a beer (or two).
We now look to 2023 and have some exciting plans in the pipeline. We are always looking for partners to join our team and become part of the racing family. Please feel free to get in touch with me to have a chat about any prospective plans.
Watch this space...
All the best