After a relatively successful Brands Hatch where Rob Fenn and I finished in 2nd place from the very back of the 44 car strong Grid, Go Green Motorsport kindly asked me back to go one better at the 90 minute Donington Park race driving their Lotus Motorsport car.
This time the car was working perfectly and we managed to complete some running on a test day prior to the event, as the race day format is only 20 minutes Free Practice and 20 Minutes Qualifying a single driver would do one session, and Rob did a great job to kick off with fastest in the mornings Free Practice session.
I would Qualify the car and start the race, I managed to set a time over 1 second faster than the 2nd place car and secure pole position for the race.
At the race start the circuit was pretty much covered in oil the whole way round from a previous BMW race so I just hung onto my lead for a couple of laps whilst the circuit got cleaned up by the big grid of cars and then started to push to get as big of a gap as possible before the pitstop and the hand over to Rob, I pitted after around 50 minutes and had managed to build up a 45 second lead setting the fastest race lap along the way.
A perfect pit stop and refuel by the JDR Racing team and Rob was on his way still in the lead, and was doing a great job lapping very quickly and making light work of the traffic and extending our lead in what was quickly becoming a night race as we approached 7pm, the flag fell and we eventually won the overall race by 1 whole lap, putting Rob in the lead of the ‘open’ category and in contention for the overall championship honours with only 1 race at Snetterton to go.
I was pleased to go one better at Donington than Brands hatch and would like to thank Rob and David Fenn and the whole Go Green Motorsport team, JDR Racing who once again did an extremely professional job enabling us to take the top spot and I hope Rob manages to secure the overall Championship at the next and final round.