Mixed emotions about our first race at Oulton Park for the Britcar Endurance Championship. My teammate Sarah Moore and myself comfortably qualified in 2nd place and we were looking forward to the start.
Sarah was in the car for the beginning of the race and handed over to me in 2nd place. We were closing up to the lead car when it retired and victory was in our hands. Unfortunately however while lapping a backmarker, a stone flew towards our car and damaged our belts on the oil pump and we had no option to coast the car back to the pits to retire from 1st place.
Ironically we still managed to be classified winner and received half points. The team worked incredibly hard to get us out for the second race of the day.
Starting from the back of the grid due to not finishing race one and despite having a puncture during the race, we came 3rd overall, a fantastic result for the whole team!
We are currently leading the championship both in class and outright and are really looking forward to the next round at Donington!back to news