“That’s Racing”

Racing is a funny sport. You can have the best car, best drivers and best engineers and then you get a puncture while leading the race.

“That’s racing.”

And so we had one of those weekends in Misano. Fast in practice with a lot of potential for a double win and then issues out of our control got in the way.

In Race One, while bringing the car home in the Pro-Am lead, I was unable to avoid a spinning Audi directly in front of me on the exit of a hairpin. The contact meant we lost 4 places and despite fighting my way back up the field I was unable to regain the lead of our class.

P2 in Race one. “That’s Racing.”

In Race Two I made a decent start and eventually grabbed the lead of our class and built a 2 second gap before the pitstops. After the driver change Rinat was bringing the car home in P1 but got caught up in an incident on the last lap with a Silver Cup Audi. We crossed the line first, collected our trophies and sprayed champagne.

But when we returned to the pits we were informed that the officials had handed us a 30s post race penalty for the last lap incident.

P4 in Race Two. “That’s Racing.”

I’m now heading to Spa for a two day test, before jumping on a flight to Portugal for the Creventic 24H of Portimao this weekend. I’m hoping for a clean weekend for a change ?