Castle Combe Race Report: British Championship Round 6
Qualifying – P8
Qualifying was a tricky session as I never managed to put together a good lap due to traffic and some small mistakes which on this short track cost me valuable track position which proved to be crucial for the races. To end the session in P8 was hard to take as during testing on Friday I put in the fastest lap of the day so expectations were high.
Race 1 – P7
A great initial start saw me gain 1 place of the line on the run up to turn 1. From then on the racing was essentially over because of a red flag 3 laps later and a shortened restart meant I could not progress further up the order. The racing was extremely close as the leading group ran in a line from start to finish, I was on the back of this queue but found it impossible to go forward as the tow wasn’t worth anything down the straights and it was easy to cover and lunges into turn 1 which was the only overtaking opportunity.
Race 2 – P8
Race 2 started very poorly as I was boxed in due to the cars in front not reacting to the lights, this meant i had to back out the throttle and allowed the cars behind to swamp past me into turn 1. I dropped to 10th but recovered back to 8th before the first lap was complete. When running in clear air closing the gap to the group in front I set the fastest lap of the race which showed the pace I had. Unfortunately the race was stopped after lap 3 due to another accident and it was never restarted. This meant I finished the race P8 which was very hard to take considering the pace I had in the race and the speed at which I caught the leading group.
Due to the stoppages in races 1 and 2 the organisers cancelled race 3. The race will be run at Silverstone next month instead.
Overall Round 6 was another frustrating race weekend due to things out with my control.
Next stop Silverstone