The Porsche Bournemouth Restoracing Team headed to Snetterton Circuit on Friday 26 July for the fourth and penultimate round of The Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship. Half a day testing meant just enough time for Ben to get familiar with a track he had not been to in over 10 years. Not to mention that with the new 300 track layout there would be 5 more corners to learn.
Qualifying was wet leaving us to yet again guess which tyres to choose as the rain was constant but not heavy enough to commit to wet tyres. In the end we stuck to a dry setting and for the majority of the session Ben sat nicely in pole position. However, in the last minute, Will in the Pink Pig put a stunning last lap in to beat Ben to pole by over a second.
It continued to rain on Saturday morning. After a few tweaks to the suspension and wet tyres put on, Ben managed to get a cracking start, beating Will into the first corner and mixing it up with the class 2 cars. The race would see lots of action while racers dealt with the wet conditions involving plenty of overtakes and cars sliding off the circuit. Luckily Ben was clear of any action and pushed on to make a comfortable gap as the conditions started to improve. From there it was one win down and one race to go.
With almost perfect conditions for race two, dry but not so sunny, Ben took off from the front closely followed by Will in his Pink Pig. The extra weight penalty would show its face on the dry track making it harder for Ben to pull away. A slight mistake by Will gave Ben some breathing space mid race, but with just a couple of laps to go, Will had put the pedal down and was now on Ben’s rear. Will drove fantastically on the last lap and was able to put enough pressure on to make a move at the end of the back straight, just a few corners from the finish line. As they both came around the last corner it would be the Pink Pig leading the way to take the win. Ben was happy with second which would mean just a few points away from Championship victory.
The last round of the Restoracing Championship is at Oulton Park on Saturday 31 August. The whole team is hopeful for more great results.
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