Docker retains second place in the Britcar following Snetterton weekendadmin
Race 11 and 12 of the Dunlop Britcar 2019 Series took place at Snetterton on 10th August with the smallest grid I’ve seen in the championship; just 18 cars including only 5 in Class 4. The wind was howling down the Senna Straight at over 50 mph despite which I qualified with a personal best of 2.00.60, compromised by a mistake at Agostini. We were looking for a mid 1.59 which would have been achievable with a clean lap and without the wind. Just one other TCR car in the running; the JWB VW driven by Ru Clarke who put in a 2.00.20. I know Ru is quick from VW Cup days and so we were clearly on the TCR pace whilst we qualified behind the Michael Price Porsche Caymen GT4 driven by British and European GT Race winner Marcus Clutton and the Tockwith Motorsport Ginetta, driven by Formula Ford Champion Edward Moore. Great drivers and cars less impacted by the headwind……in my opinion any way!
With the small grid and two driver teams in Class 4 save for me the racing was pretty uneventful.
Race 1 – Jeff Clarke was starting in the JWB TCR Car. I passed him in to turn 1 and then Moh Ritson in the Tockwith Ginetta in to turn 4, Agostini to take 2nd. I chased the Porsche throughout the race but never made any real impact whilst we established a big gap to 3rd place. Finished 2nd.
Race 2 – started 2nd in Class, chased the Porsche all race, never made any real impact and finished 2nd again. There’s a theme here………….big gap again to P3.
On the points front we took 50 from an available 60, increased our lead in Class 4, retained our overall 2nd place in the Championship and closed in on the Championship leaders in the Ferrari 488 Challenge.
There’s a long break now to the next round at Oulton (Island) on 26th October