If there is a circuit in England that has its own weather system, it is Snetterton in Norfolk. It appears to be perfectly positioned to test any race team and driver to the extreme, and it certainly pulled out its full bag of tricks when we passed through last weekend, with the Britcar Endurance series for rounds three and four in the 2021 Championship. It went from being a gloriously sunny Friday practice day, to a monsoon during Saturday warm-up, a drenching first race then a slippery but drying second race. As a team we spent more time changing the car set-up across the two days than we might otherwise do across three separate race weekends. But it was all worth it as we came away with two race wins and a lot of exhausted satisfaction over what we had achieved.
Once again both of the races had much drama and many incidents, each of which we were largely able to stay away from, although Richard did take a hit into the rear of our car as a competitor span out of control in race one behind him. In each of the two races Richard took the opening stint and drove really well to give the car to me in third place in race one, and in the lead in race two. After brief safety car periods at the start of both of my stints, it was head down for me to chase down and pass the Praga class leader in the first race, and extend the lead Richard had handed to me to make it a comfortable winning distance in race two, taking the fastest lap bonus point in race two along the way. Capping the day off I also received the Praga category driver of the day award for my efforts. While we had our challenges in the races at Silverstone, some of our closest rivals had their misfortune here at Snetterton. Racing has a way of evening things out sometimes, putting us right back in the fight at the front of the Championship, which is clearly going to be a close and exciting affair.
All in all, it was a great weekend for myself, Richard and the rest of the team, and leaves us looking forward to the next challenge at Oulton Park on the 11th and 12th June. Hopefully there will be many spectators there to enjoy the event with us for the first time this year. Ongoing thanks to all who are supporting both Richard and myself, we really hope you have a chance to come visit us in the garage at one of the four Britcar Endurance Championship weekends remaining this year.