Race 3, 9th on the grid, up to 7th by the time we got in to MacIntyres. Slotted past Josh Baird in to 6th at the hairpin on lap one and then had to fight him off for a few laps. The final few laps were spent chasing down Vic Covey Junior and then hooking on to the battle for 3rd between Joe Tanner and Kyle Reid. Heading along railway straight for the final time, Vic needed a little bump start to get him going then we had a drag race up to the finish line. Finished 6th, with 3rd to 6th being covered by just 0.18 seconds!
Better results than the first round last year, but at the same time, not as good as I was looking for. Still, I learned from it and theres a few instances especially in race 3 I made the wrong call and could have finished higher with some smarter moves. Then again, I might just have increased my bodywork repair bill exponentially and finished in the same place!
Race 2, started off 4th and out dragged Kenny Thirlwall down to the first corner. Gave some room on the apex since it wasn’t quite job done then got punted in to the gravel before Leslies. Dragged the car out the gravel and started the fight back from 22nd place. Ended up finishing 9th, just, after a fiesty last corner with Elaine Marshall and Marco Haig.
I hold my hands up and admit I was hauled up by the officials after the race. I passed under yellow flags on lap 3 and deserved my punishment. Red mist is no excuse for endangering the marshals and other drivers.
Starting 5th on the grid, good start following Kenny Thirlwall and Ryan Borthwick in to the first corner. Some panel bashing between them saw Ryan spin out and I had a lucky miss to move in to 4th. Not going to lie, I just held my breath and nailed the loud pedal, a rather bum clenching experience!
Challenged Kenny for the next lap or so but the race turned rather processional after that so cut the clip short.
With the fantastic news, the Scottish Mini Cooper Cup will be returning to Oulton Park in 2013, we thought we’d show you a hot lap from testing last year [with some of Malc’s over steer antics included of course!]
Oulton Park is a fantastic circuit, similar in some ways to Knockhill with the changes in gradient only a lot longer and a fair bit faster. With corners including Island Bend, the Shell Oils Hairpin and Druids, you have some of the most eclectic bends in British motorsport!