The Main Race: The drizzling stopped and the light
wind had long since dried the track when we all lined up on
the grid. Next to me was Stuart Grayer - normally a front
runner Stuart had experienced problems contending with the
greasy track conditions earlier in the day.
Following the green flag lap we all lined up on the grid
and waited for the lights to turn to red. The engine note
rose, the lights turned to red then green and we were off.
Stuart made a very fast start obviously eager to make up positions.
I tried to follow but he was too quick for me. I did however
make up a couple of positions going into Copse and on down
to Maggots Curve, through Ireland and straight down to the
hairpin at Farm.
I was in amongst Gareth Hunt, James Loukes and Rupert Hinde
- we jockeyed for position as we continued on down to Brooklands
and Luffield and back onto the pit straight to continue around
Copse for another lap.
On the next lap as we reached the hairpin the car in front
suddenly peeled off to the left. Stopped on the inside of
the hairpin on the track was Rupert Hind! And I was heading
straight for him. My only option was to jink right going across
the kerb and the grass . I missed him but only just.
I continued on under the Bridge before Priory only to find
two cars had come off and were dangerously close to the track.
This caused the black and yellow safety flag to come out.
As the front leader kept the pace at 50 mph so the rest of
us bunched up in line behind - it must have been like watching
a multi coloured train snaking its way through the circuit.
When the green flag finally showed we all set off again to
better our current race positions. For myself this meant getting
past Loukes. This I found impossible to do as he was so successful
in keeping me at bay. He in turn was being stopped by Gareth
Hunt from getting any further forward.
On the last lap at the hairpin I misjudged it and Stuart
Hayman came hammering into the corner and got ahead of me.
And so I came in 21st