“Its was great to get back out after the summer break. Being completely honest I left the tyre test unsure of how we where going to fare up come qualifying. Conditions weren’t great on Saturday and it made it hard to find the sweet spot in the setup but for sure we definitely maxed everything once it came to qualifying. I was very pleased with Q1 putting it P9 for the opening racing on Sunday. However I was a little disappointed with the qualifying for the Diamond Double, this wasn’t down to anything myself or the team had done but, on my flying lap I was held up through turn 11 which costed us four tenths meaning we missed out on another top ten and had to settle for P15.
Come race day it was a different ball game, the heavens had opened and it was my kind of weather. Starting from P9 meant we had a good chance of some points. I managed to get it hooked up off the line and up into fourth come turn one and by turn three I was into second. From then on I just managed the cold tyres at the start and then got my head down on changing the leader. I lived life on the edge around the outside of Jack through turn 11 which looked like it paid off until we entered the drag race to the finish line and unfortunately power won that one!
Race two we started up on the front row with 66kgs onboard. It was tricky conditions as it just started two dry but everyone jumped onto the soft’s. We had a good start and managed the race very well holding the lead all the way up to a safety car. From then on I know I was very venerable to the FWD cars who were now at their peak. It was a two lap dash to the end and after a cracking restarted it gave us enough breathing space to have a lights to flag victory. We was now sat in a surprisingly third place in the championship.
The Diamond Double, what could have been a get race for us soon turned out to be a disaster, with some last minutes changes we didn’t quite meet the time frame required during the grid walk, as to when the car is meant to be on the deck. This lead to a 30secs penalty which was deemed to be served incorrectly meaning we had to serve it again. At this point it was game over to scoring any decent points, it was a shame but it’s how we all bounce back from this. Overall we made a net gain this weekend to the leaders and we won’t give up. I can’t thank the Adrian Flux Subaru Racing boys enough for working their magic in the changeable conditions.”