Wera Racing Clio Oulton Park - Ups and Downs.
You only get two practise sessions on the Friday test day, Luke's first session was lost with a gearbox issue. The second session was much smoother and we gained some much needed track time.
It had rained and although most of the track was wet there was a dry line in places, most of the cars ventured out on slicks finding the grip where they could, Luke straight away hitting the top of the time sheets, excelling in the wet slippery conditions. Unfortunately on his 5th lap another car spun and re-entered the track right in front of him leaving him no where to go and hitting the car damaging his radiator putting him out of the rest of qualifying. We had to sit there and watch as other drivers put in better times pushing Luke down to 7th. The mistake of others costing us dearly.
Race 1 - Luke made a great start from 7th into 4th, then going into the hairpin got smashed off by another yet driver, not only costing us the position but also damaging the car the geometry was knocked out of square, then running in 10th position also got hit by another car eventually finishing in 11th place. Both drivers that hit us have been punished, but it's still annoying 4th or better was stolen from us today.
Race 2 - This never really got going after a couple big accidents, Luke ending up in 8th.
I have to say both Luke and Teammate Sam have driven always to the highest standard, I am proud of both our drivers, the majority of the grid are professional drivers, and everyone makes mistakes, however the only way to stop this is to really punish any incident, disqualify them from the meeting all together.
Mega thank you to our team and and friends for their continued support and Jakob Ebrey for his fantastic photographs. Next stop croft. Wera Tools UK