to Anglesey was a stressful one, as the tow car was broken
into at the motorway services, forcing us to return home
on Friday night and try again on Saturday morning! The lack
of sleep didnít seem to affect me too much though and I
battled through the morning by drinking lots of Lucozade.
The track was fairly wet with a slightly
drying line, and I started putting in what felt like fast
laps but when I started pressing hard at the end of the
session, I managed to spin on both laps that felt much faster
than the rest. Qualified a disappointing 7th in class for
both races, behind quite a few class A and B cars directly
ahead on the grid.
Wet again but with more rain this time,
made a good start, but the more powerful cars around me
just blasted past again before the second corner. I managed
to get past Austen Greenway in the braking zone of Rocket
by being much later on the brakes, then got locked into
a battle with the two black Furies of Matt Green and Andy
Grant, first getting past Matt at Rocket then Andy in the
same place, but ran a bit wide and rejoined alongside Andy.
Some very slithery moments followed and unfortunately the
space I left Andy got swallowed up as I battled with oversteer
and gave him a very light tap on the right rear corner.
This spun Andy round, but thankfully there was no damage
to either car and Andy rejoined behind. Richard Wise was
persuing me throughout the race and towards the end of the
race managed to find his way through. Finished a very damp
5th in class!
For the first time in the weekend it was
dry at last, but with I had a similar problem of being swamped
by class A cars at the start. The circuit was very slippery
throughout the race and everyone was finding the lack of
grip a challenge. I had a good battle with Matt Green again
- driving side by side through the corkscrew was interesting
but I finally won out as I had the inside line onto the
start/finish straight. I then started catching Richard Wise
who was in 5th, but pushed too hard and span off onto the
grass at Church at about 90mph, losing a few places. I rejoined
the race to finish 7th in class.