With Bert all fixed we were excited for Knockhill especially as it’s a BTCC weekend so live on TV.
I felt confident we would be back on the front-running pace this weekend after testing, although it proved to be a challenging weekend in Scotland. Qualifying was mental and it all came down to being able to get one clear lap on a busy track, so P7 on the grid for race one wasn’t too bad.
In the race 1 however, we didn’t seem to have the same power as some of the other cars, which meant I couldn’t make as much progress as I hoped and to finish 6th was a good result.
Rain on Sunday provided a new challenge and resulted in a messy race that had to be restarted after a multi-car incident on the opening lap. In ver difficult wet conditions I fought hard but finished 8th as still dealing with power issues.
We were down in the speed traps again in race two, and when you also add in the wet conditions that led to plenty of carnage and safety cars, I think we did well to pick up 8th and come back in one piece!
I think I got the most I could from the weekend, and as a team, we need to look at why we were down on power ahead of the final rounds at Donington in September where I’m keen to fight for a place on the podium, particularly as I’ll have about 500 guests coming along to support me!