Two years ago I debuted at the Goodwood Revival in Sean and Laura Danaher’s stunning 1938 Maserati 6CM. I qualified 5th and finished 3rd. Last year it was P2 and P2 respectively and this year many were asking 'could I take the top step?’ I was sure I needed rain to compete with the extra capacity, power, torque and pre-selector grearboxes of the ERAs on Goodwood fantastic sweeps and long straights.
This week end is shaping up to be very exciting with a return to the MSA British Endurance Championship in David Mason's fabulous Ferrari 458 Challenge GTC at Donington and another appearance in Tester Engineering's stunning Jaguar XK 120 in the Battle of Britain race on Sunday at the Silverstone Classic.
I’ve had two amazing seasons in 2014 and 2015 winning the British Dunlop Endurance Championship overall each year with David Mason in his fabulous class 2 Ferrari 458 Challenge GTC and winning the Continental Trophy Series in Sean and Laura Danaher's stunning 1938 Maserati 6CM Grand Prix car.
Racing with Julian Thomas in his stunning low drag light weight E Type Jaguar at Portimao was a prospect with much joy! We set off a bit early to make the most of the trip and enjoy some great seafood and warm sunshine.
With Autumn coming fast the temperatures were low at Oulton Park as the Britcar paddock gathered. Testing on Friday was dry and using old tyres we got to work and found a nice balance in the car. Although the weather forecast was for wet on race day, we had to scrub 2 sets of slicks in case. This gave me an opportunity to try a couple of qualifying runs and, despite the low temperatures we were well into the 1 min 37s with more to come.
After a great Goodwood Revival win in Sean and Laura Danaher's wonderful 1938 Maserati Grand Prix car we headed off to Spa for the 6 Hours. I was again racing with Julian Thomas in his stunning light weight low drag E Type Jaguar and driving that round Spa was eagerly anticipated.