I’ve always wanted to race at Donington, there’s something about the circuit that I love. Maybe it’s the sweeping nature of the track with its banks and slopes, it reminds of some karting tracks I used to enjoy like GYG in Wales.
At the start of the weekend, we couldn’t find the pace needed to keep up with the other teams but gradually through practising and then qualifying improvements were found and we times came to within just 4/10ths of the fastest times. Feeling very confident we went into Saturday morning in torrential rain and have never driven in the wet before confidence soon eroded.
In the afternoon the rain finished and we managed to get our slick tyres back on, speed returned and the car felt good. Finished 5th overall but challenging for 4th and was 4th quickest overall.
Sunday came and our first race was late in the afternoon, a long wait, however with grid girls to keep us occupied time went quickly. Setup changes had been made and when we finally went to the grid the car felt even better, it was dry too, bonus!. The warm up lap was great but coming round the final corner the engine just started to rev and I had no drive, the team did everything they could but I failed to start, an awful result. Still Thruxton in a months time will be better, looking forward to it.