We had very little expectations for this weekend as I’ve only had two test days here, and with only 34 places in the A Final we knew it was going to be tough.
Pre-determined grids meant it was going to get even tougher
Heat 1 – Started in 3rd out of 35. Kept my nose clean but was losing a lot of time in the first sector. Dropping places each lap and finishing 16th
Heat 2 – Started 27th out of 32. I needed to make ground and after a chat with my mentor Joe we walked up to the first sector and went through corner by corner. My improvement showed in my lap times making up 12 places finishing 15th thanks Joe and Nathan
Heat 3 – Started 15th out of 33. A steady race but got bashed about to finish 18th
Racing was harsh all day with much more aggressive driving than I’m used to, despite this I had managed to make the A final in 22nd place
A Final – I was really nervous for this one. Lights went out but on the second lap a red flag was issued due to an incident at the bridge. After the restart chaos broke out in front me at hairpin one, I went round the outside of the carnage but got collected by someone trying to rejoin. Putting me back to 33rd, Over the next few laps I made my way back to 24th setting PB Laps. On lap 8 I went for a move under the bridge only to get squeezed on to the kerbs, he kept turning in with me there which sent me flying in the air putting me out with a bent axle and a visit to the medics.
Despite this I’m really pleased with the weekend. Just to be straight in the A Final made my weekend
Thanks to all that made it possible, Joe for being my mentor, Nathan for all the technical help,SFR Motorsport for their support and RPM Racing Engines for the waft