Saturday 20 April saw Porsche Centre Bournemouth start the second season of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship at Donington Park.
The car was now ready to go for the first race of the season. Ben and the team were confident that if we could get away clean we would be able to hold off the rest until the end. Ben again drove to almost perfection to be the first to see the chequered flag. We had noticed in the race that there were some really quick cars out there and that the rest of the season certainly wouldn’t be as confidently won as the last.
Once the race was over and the car had been given the ok by the scrutineers, we could debrief and get ready for the last race of the day. The brakes were still causing an issue and on closer inspection it would appear that one of the nipples had started to weep. Thankfully with a bigger support team this year we have been able to carry out a repair in quick time and with a top up fuel we were ready to head out for our second race.
Race two began much the same as race one, leading from the front even after missing the holeshot into the first corner. We slowly edged away and had a good lead, until the safety car was deployed due to an accident in the backfield. Ben was great at backing up the pack and making a quick run to the first corner. He extended his lead again to eventually take the victory.
After the race the team was happy to hear the brakes felt much better and to come away with a grand slam for the pole position in both races with fastest laps and two victories.
Needless to say everyone was happy to be back in front and scoring points. We currently lead the Championship and have some work to do on the car for the next round at Brands Hatch on the Saturday 4 May.
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