Remiss of my, I know, but I forgot to write this report in the days after the race – so this has been authored in early June!
The championship points kept coming – together with another trophy – at the second round of the Toyo Tires BRSCC Porsche Championship at Snetterton in April. The weather was to prove a factor for all as the temperature climbed to around 26C. I stupidly didn’t drink enough before the morning qualifying session and suffered heatstroke as a result. On the grounds of safety, I skipped the first race – so already made a bad start to the weekend, giving away valuable championship points to the others.
Onto the Sunday and in the second race I suffered a failure, towards the end, of the refurbished alternator that had been fitted after the last round. This took me from a safe 2nd to an unfortunate 4th but frankly with the car starting to stutter on corner exits, I felt I was lucky to finish!
We then had our traditional reverse grid for the final race of the weekend. Again I made a good start and managed to keep hold of the lead the race for two laps until Hugh finally got past. I finished 2nd – but only just as John and Andy we right on my tail – in fact made slight contact at the last corner, Murray’s.
The next scheduled round was Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire – a very narrow circuit which I pretty much vowed to never race, so the next outing was to be the inaugural CALM 4Pot Porsche Trophy at Silverstone at the beginning of June.