After the carnage in Race 2, the final race of the weekend was bound to be a more subdued affair. Those cars that could be patched up in time, including that of fellow Class A driver John Bearman, joined us in the assembly area to form up on a slightly depleted grid. I was back to 13th row but again made a fairly good start and got the jump on some of the 924s.
The expected rain finally arrived just a few laps into the race and I had already decided to take it fairly easy this time out, given I’d so far remain unscathed and car was running well. But all that went out the window when I found myself approaching the tail of arch-rival, 924 driver Rebecca Jackson. Any thoughts of proceeding slowly went clean out of the window and it was heads down for a couple of laps of exchanging places before she lost enough power to keep up (so she tells me). To beat her to the finish (as she always beats me) was the icing on the weekend cake!
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I finished 10th in class – team mate Paul Moraviec forced to retire with brake issues – and 19th out of a 22-car field. Collecting another two signatures on my race license upgrade card, adding to the four I already had means I can ditch my black-on-yellow novice sticker and upgrade to an ‘A’ license for next season.
I must take this opportunity to thank the BRSCC marshals, officials and scrutineers for giving their time because without them, motor racing in the UK simply would not be possible.
The next round will be at my local circuit – Silverstone – on 28/29th July.