Brands Hatch British Nationals
Another Win in the final Round of the British Nationals at Brands Hatch!
That’s a Win at every race weekend I’ve competed in since I returned to racing! It would be nice to keep this rolling if possible!
Kirkistown National - P1
Champion of Brands / Bert Ray Memorial Trophy - P1
Silverstone National - P1
Brands Hatch National - P1
4 - Wins
7 - Podiums
10 - Top 6 Finishes
1 - Pole Position
1 - Fastest Lap
1 - DNF
11 Races in Total
Qualifying - Getting a clear lap is always a challenge, particularly at Brands Hatch, this meeting was no exception. We went Pole for a while, but eventually ended up 3rd later in the session.
Race 1 - A tough one, lost a position half way through, with the top five of us barely separated. A few laps later I made a pass for fourth. Literally just after that moment, a bit of light contact with the two in front allowed me to take third, and then after a challenge into the hairpin, second place. I managed to close in on the leader very slightly, but not enough to make a bid for the race win.
Race 2 - Sunday was forecast to be very wet, but it turned out to be very unpredictable. The KMR team did an amazing job with the car and got the setup perfect for the conditions. I got a great start and moved up a position, into the lead. A lap later I misjudged the drying line on the track surface and compromised my exit, as a result I fell back to second. A few laps later I managed to take back the lead before a safety car was deployed. After the restart, I was able to control the race to the end, taking my fourth win in the past month.
Race 3 - Due to the reverse grid, we had to start in sixth. I made a good start, but tried to pass on the outside, and as the track was still drying, the car slid across the surface, which resulted in me falling to seventh. A few laps later I managed to take the position back, unfortunately that was as much progress as we would make though.
Overall an amazing weekend and a great way to end our trio of race weekends in the nationals this year. I came back with the goal of winning a national race over the few weekends, but to take three wins, and one at each circuit is just awesome!
I can’t thank the Kevin Mills Racing Team enough for their effort this past month! So looking forward to the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy this year! I have a great car and a great team, hopefully I can do you proud!
My Mum, Dad, and Keelyn, I honestly cant thank you enough for your support and belief in me every step of the way. You are all responsible for getting me back in a car!
Busy few weeks coming up! Stay tuned!
Pictures Courtesy of Bourne Photo