A double win at Oulton Park saw me secure the Northern Championship!
It wasn't all plain sailing though... In the qualifier i finished in P2 after making a school boy error and towing another competitor to pole, beating me by 0.004 of a second!
I soon got my head back in the game and in R1 I managed to get a jump off the line and take the lead. On the first lap I managed to pull a gap of 1.5 seconds, so after this I managed and maintained the gap finishing in P1.
This meant that I started R2 from pole position. I got a good start keeping and extending the lead, until a safety car came out and held us all back. After what seemed like forever, the safety car went and I had a 6 minute sprint to take my second win of the day and taking the title for the Northern Championship. Awesome!
Formula Ford Festival
Qualifying - Heat 1 P5
Tricky conditions - wet and greasy with dry patches. My pace was strong and I managed to maintain pole position for the majority of the race, however due to a rainy forecast the car was set up for a much wetter session, and with 4 laps to go the track dried out which didn't favour our set up. I dropped down the order to finish in P5 - frustrating as I know I'm good enough for top 2.
Heat - P3
My pace was strong at the start so I capitalised, gaining two places and challenging for P2, but towards the end of the race my pace dwindled due to set up and I finished in P3.
After starting in P5 I gained a place to be P4 and challenging P3 but then mid race I had a malfunction with my car which kept dropping out of gear. I dropped to P9, but managed to over come the issue and over take the car in P8. A crash in front saw me finish in P5.
Starting in P10 I had to fight my way up and had a strong pace, but the issue was I ran out of laps, and I finished the final in P4. I think the key to moving forwards so far was to be decisive with overtaking so minimal time was lost.