After a week of heavy down pours we were expecting to have a very wet weekend of racing but luckily we arrvied at a very dry, warm and sunny Snetterton Race Circuit.
It was abit of a strange format for the weekend as there would be two differtent circuits being used. Layout 300 on Saturday and 200 for Sunday. This meant we had to qualify for the second race rather than using race ones results.
The Snetterton 300 circuit is not one Alex had driven before, so the first qualifying session was mainly about learning the circuit. The session wasn't too go with out drama as Alex has a small moment and ended up facing the wrong way on the grass mid session! We finished the session 7th out of 16th, this wasn't as good as we hoped but it didn't worry us as we knew race pace would be quicker.
Saturday afternoon and Alex lined up on the grid for the formation lap, ready for a rolling start. Into the first corner Alex jumped into 6th place and within in a lap and half he have moved up to 3rd. He then starting chasing down Wayne Schofield in the Hyabusas powered Suzuki. For the next 7-8 laps Alex and Wayne had an awesome battle for 2nd place. With Waynes car being quicker through the twisties and the brute power of the Holden down the straights they were switching positions nearly every lap, in the end Wayne just manged to hang on to second place on the final lap. If the finish line had been a little further down the straight there might of been a different outcome, as Alex was hot on his tail over the line.
The raced finish with us in 3rd overall and second in class.
Sunday morning brought us more hot and sunny weather for race 2. The Snetterton 200 layout is more suited to the Holden as it is more of a power circuit. The mornings qualifying session finished with us laying in 5th place.
On to the race and Alex held his position into the first corner but as soon as they hit the back straight he blasted past the Suzuki into 4th place. Into lap four and Alex dived up the inside of the Mantis on the first corner to take 3rd place and hunt down second. Second place was being held by IIsa Cox in the high powered Seat Super Copa. Alex was gradually reeling her in lap by lap and IIsa put up a good fight to keep the Commodore behind but with only a few laps to go Alex nabbed second place and held it to the chequered flag.
Race 2 finished with us 2nd overall and 2nd in class, only beaten by Andy Robinson in his Ford Falcon.
We ended the weekend on another high, with two more trophies and a couple of bottles of bubbly.
You can check out our incar footage from race 1 and 2 at this link http://www.youtube.com/user/HoldenRacingUK and don't forget to check out the gallery.
Unfortunately we will be missing the next round of the Euro Saloons at Oulton Park due to a family Wedding.
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 Back