Porsche Carrera Cup GB Round 9: Snetterton

On to the afternoon session and Round 9 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series.  My second fastest qualifying lap put me in 12th place for the standing start race... The procedure is normally straight forward but perhaps my ‘feel‘ was a little rusty. Lights on, on the rev limiter & as the red lights go out just feed the clutch out & search for grip. In this case as the car rolled off the line in perfect time I found the grip, stalled the engine & then waited for the inspect from the rear.

   Thankfully my competitors managed to avoid me & I was able to restart the car very quickly & set about chasing the field from the back.

The start had meant I was now going to have to work my way through & past the PA2 battles before I could get to it with my own class battle. After passing PA2 pole man Peter Kyle-Henney he stuck with me & made a race of it.

Although having to defend hard at times I was able to make up time catching my class mates but there weren't enough laps available to get back to a podium position. By the final reckoning, I finished in fourth place in class and 14th overall. A positive to take away from it was that I was racing hard & making up time, which gives me tremendous confidence for the next round at Knockhill in two week’s time.

Between now and then I‘ll be commuting to & from my day job when I can on my new e-bike & then a few long conventional bike rides to sharpen the mind and body, & I'll be studying some video & our track data a head of the official Porsche test on Tuesday next week all to prep for rounds 10 & 12 on the compact & very challenging Scottish circuit.

If you were at the Snetterton over the weekend, thank you for your support & I’d love to see any photos you took. Feel free to share them on my Facebook page or tag on Twitter.

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