Race Day: I was one of two local drivers taking part
- Steve Alderton from Liphook, unfortunately broke his gearbox
during qualifying and was forced to retire. The race itself
was fast and furious and as expected the majority of the field
took off ahead of me and I was left with a couple of other
back markers. At one point a Renault 5 spun out at the back
of the circuit in front of us - no time to think about it
just aim for him and keep on going. Instinctively I lifted
off the throttle, felt the back-end begin to go and just as
quickly firmly planted the right foot to the floor, aimed
for the spinner and kept on going straight past him.
For most of the race we kept the rest of the pack in view
although far enough away that we could not catch up. However,
we had our own race and towards the latter part of the 10
lap race, 1 passed the VW I had been shadowing for far too
long. It was short lived. As I stepped aside to let the race
leader lap me the VW also took advantage and passed me as
well. Drat.... not enough time left for me to get past him
again before the end of the race!
To be honest 1 was just getting to grips with the circuit
when the race finished! With the lack of features and the
tricky complex section it is a very interesting circuit indeed.
Talking to members of the general public after the race it
seems the Super Coupes was very enjoyable to watch with lots
of action from the front runners especially in the chicane
where several spun out.