The second race of the weekend proved to be the wettest, with constant light rain and plenty of standing water. The grid was set by the results of the first race rather than being based on any of the qualifying times, which put me very nearly at the back – so it made a change to not have quite so many cars fly past me at the start! Also by this time, team-mate Guillaume Gruchet’s 987 had been repaired by the Newbridge team after he hit the Armco side-on on the Saturday, which gave me another Class A Boxster to battle with.
Sadly due to the flag man not holding the chequered flag safely away from view of the drivers, I eased off having thought the race had finished so I lost a place to Tony ‘Toyo’ Mekwinski who had pursued me for a number of laps. I took my grievance to the Clerk of the Course who was very approachable, and the issue didn’t arise in Race 3. So I finished 21st out of 24 finishers, but for the first time not last in class – just 14th out of 15! My best lap time, which can be seen on the video, was 2:51.298 – a full 20 seconds slower than the winner, team mate Richard Sykes.
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