Race Report: SilverstoneApril 26, 2021 12:36 pm Leave your thoughts
It was an early start on Sunday morning getting the car checked over, making sure everything was right and ready to go for qualifying at 10:50.
We started the session with a couple of laps to get some heat into the slicks, in to the pits to get the tyre pressures set, then off out to set some times. Unfortunately, due to the traffic (about 40 other cars) out on circuit I only managed to set a time of 1:14.089, which was P5 in class and P13 on the road.
Race 1 started at 14:00 with the entire grid hurtling towards turn 1, I had a good run through and pulled up alongside P4 in class, only to be encouraged to take up a bit of involuntary grass tracking. This saw me drop down the order slightly a leave me with a bit of work to do. After pushing the car harder and a few overtakes, I bought the lap time down to 1:12.376 and finished the race P10 on the road and P4 in class.
16:10 saw the green lights signal the start of Race 2, following a good start and getting alongside P3 in class, I again used the grass tracking option (I will try not to make this a habit of) but to no success. The first half of the race was close with P4 and P5 in class, then there was a safety car due to a stricken car on track. It was a short safety car period and I got caught napping on the restart. After a hard push to make up for lost time I set my fastest lap of the day 1:11.722 and get up to P4 in class and P9 on the road.
I was really happy with how the car drove and I’m confident it’ll get better as the seasons goes on.
A replay of the races can be seen here:
Race 1 – Approx 3.50
Race 2 – Approx 6.05
A link to the onboard from Race 2
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