It was only a couple of days before Round 1 that I found out I would definitely be competing - What a turn around!
Finances kept me out of a large part of Friday Practice so I had to make the most of our two afternoon sessions. It felt great to be back after six months away from the circuit!
Qualifying. Twenty minutes. POLE POSITION.
Armed with the knowledge of what I had to do to improve my lap times from Friday I took to the track. I set the fastest time on my eighteenth lap and took my first pole by 0.7 seconds.
Three Races. Eighteen, Sixteen and Eighteen laps. WIN WIN WIN!!!
What an absolutely incredible feeling!!! Winning all three races and setting the fastest lap in each one was the best possible start to the Championship. In the first two races I managed to pull a bit of a gap but the pressure was on in the Trophy Race. A major accident brought the safety car out for six laps - thankfuly the driver walked away unharmed! After the restart I was under attack for a number of laps and really had to work hard to hold onto the lead.
Massive thank you to Anglo Motorsport for all the hard work over the weekend and Tim and Hugh who always help me to improve as a driver. I also had a number of very special surprise visitors on the weekend and I can't thank them enough for their never ending support!
Bring on Round 2 at Sydney Motorsport Park on the 2nd-3rd May! In the meantime, check out the awesome photos from the round here.