GREAT PACE AT DONINGTON FOR ROUND TWO
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Jac had been quick throughout free practice on the Thursday and was the fastest Am in both sessions. He was able to bring Thursday’s pace to the Saturday morning qualifying where he finished 1st in the Am Class and ahead of two of the Pros.
The first race saw Jac get tangled up with an eager starting pack when he was hit going into Hollywood as the field jostled for places after the start. The contact smashed his nearside front corner and the impact pushed the tyre off the wheel rim. Jac limped back to the pits for a wheel change and despite the superb efforts of his Xentek Motorsport Team he ended up a lap down. He finally cruised around at the back of the field to gain some Championship points. The race was won by the Am Champion from the two previous years Colin White, with Jac’s team mate Alex Taylor driving a great race to gain second place, with Dan Kirby third.
RACE TWO saw Jac start from the back due to his finish in race one where he chose a conservative start and followed the field through the first few corners as he waited for everything to settle down. He then drove through the AM pack and managed to get to second before the chequered flag. The race win again went to Colin White, and Dan Kirby third.
RACE THREE followed a downpour which the Touring Cars battled their way through and by the time the GT4s were out, the track was wet but drying. This was a reverse grid race and Jac again saw himself near the back of the field. He got away safely as the field fought hard to get to grips with the challenging conditions. There was much action throughout the pack with lots of cars coming off the track as they misjudged their grip levels. Jac drove a really mature race and was the fastest AM in the field by nine tenths which enabled him to pick his way through to post his race win. Ian Robinson managed to pass Colin White to gain second place with Colin third.
This weekend's meeting saw the terrible high speed accident involving Billy Monger which has sadly resulted in him losing both lower legs. We would like to add our thoughts and best wishes to Billy and his family and are confident that that their combined strength and determination will see them through the recovery process that lies ahead. We are proud to be part of the motorsport community who have rallied behind Billy at this difficult time and will continue to offer our full support to the fund raising efforts for Billy's treatment and rehabilitation. God bless you Billy.