Back to winning ways.
A great trip to the most southern race on the calendar in Andover.
Qualifying early Saturday was a great chance to signal our intent for the weekend, Thruxton is renowned for being hard on tyres meaning you only have 1 lap at the peak of the tyre performance. A real challenge, but I love the pressure that brings. I warmed the tyres up and then went for a big lap, the tyres definitely were not in the window and I understeered off the circuit in turn one. I aborted the rest of the lap and went for a second lap. The lap was risky but paid off, we claimed our second pole of the season.
This weekend the faster G56 cars didn’t really escape like they had in previous rounds and we had to deal with racing them as well as our own class of car.
In race one, we made a great start and held off the challenge from behind. About halfway through the race, I caught up with the one of the G56 cars and they started defending, allowing one of our direct competitors to slip through. We went on to finish the race like this, I knew we had the pace to get in front in race two but was unsure how the faster G56s would affect our race.
In race two, we made a great start, taking the lead into turn two. The race was red flagged after 3 laps, resulting in a cancelled race. I would like to take a moment to send my best wishes to Colin White & Mike Brown, who were involved in a horrific crash. If there is one corner you don’t want to have an accident on, it is Church at Thruxton. It is a flat-out, 6th gear kink taken at about 200kph and not for the faint hearted. I hope to see the guys soon. It is a small reminder of the danger in motorsport and how great the circuit medical team and marshals really are.
Race three, after re-focusing on the job in hand, we still had one race to run. Live on ITV4, again we made a great start and didn’t look back. The Wolf Motorsport team set the car up impeccably and I could manage the gap to the cars behind. We went on to record our 7th victory of the season in style. I can’t thank everyone who came on board to get us here enough. Automotive Repair, Infinity Wax, Scalextric and the Race Works as well as IPC & Alex Reade Motorsport - that was for you!
With two meetings of the championship left, we can’t take our foot off the gas. Let’s keep the pressure on and go for the big prize. We are still looking for partners to get us to the end of the year, if you are interested in becoming part of our amazing team please drop me a line.