Docker leads class in Britcar following Oulton Round

Docker leads class in Britcar following Oulton Round

Tim Docker was back in the Golf last weekend at Oulton Park in Britcar and enjoyed a successful weekend moving him to first in class in the championship standings.


We managed to repeat our Donington tally at Britcar Oulton this weekend with a 1st and 2nd in Class, notching up 55 championship points to put us on 226 points, now 97 points clear of Paul Calledine in second place in the Class 4 category.


I managed to break the 1 minute 45 second barrier in qualifying with a 1.44.9 to take second place behind Max Coates’ class pole of 1.44.3.


I lost some places in the melee of Cascades on lap 1 of race 1 but drove a strong race to fight my way through the field catching Guy Colclough, who’d taken the reigns of the Seat Leon from Max Coates, with about 6 laps to go. I call him “wide boy Guy” and he proved the point. I couldn’t get passed him on the narrow Oulton track as he defended again and again, finishing 2nd in Class behind Guy with his Class win.


Race 2 started with a puncture being noticed in the pit’s seconds before the 3 minute pit lane window. The only option was to replace the new front right with a “scrap” tyre from the last race. I started well and quickly established a healthy Class 4 lead, followed by a safety car which enabled me to pit and take the single driver advantage. As the remaining field pitted I opened a 57 second gap to second place whilst by now tyre issues and geometric in-balance due to a few over aggressive charges across kerbs were causing major vibration around every corner. I was struggling to lap at 1.49 and losing time quickly to the Forelle Estates, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 in second place. Thankfully time ran out and I secured 1st in Class, still clear by 30 seconds. Pleased and relieved, to quote Chris Caton “you won that on three wheels”.


Next time we’re at Snetterton; after a fair old break on August 10th. Looking forward to it!!” – Tim Docker

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