Anglian Home Improvements sponsored driver Jack Piper reports on an improving race weekend as he starts making “inroads” into the top ten:
“My first race weekend at Silverstone went pretty well all things considered, following up our first top ten finish at Brands last month with another 10th place in race one followed by a ninth, which is another improvement and means we are continuing to head in the right direction.
After having to qualify in challenging conditions on Saturday, the weather was much better for race day on Sunday.
I struggled to get enough heat into my tyres at the start of the first race and didn’t make the best of starts but managed to find some pace after that and was chasing down two cars in front of me only for them to take each other out in a spectacular shunt at Copse.
I just managed to swerve past them and keep out of trouble. It left me pretty much on my own for the rest of the race with a big gap in front and behind me.
As rescue trucks collected two wrecked cars at Copse the rest of the race was run under double waved yellows at that point so my only option was to make sure I didn’t do anything stupid through the first corner and I went on to finish10th.
Race two was much more eventful. Having qualified 12th I made a good start and managed to move up to seventh within the first three of four laps. For a while I was in the middle of a scrap for places with two or three other cars which was good fun, but I made a slight mistake at turn two and lost some ground.
I then had a real fight in the closing stages to hang on for ninth. The other guy nipped alongside me as went through Copse and got his nose in front but I held my line and got straight back past him to stay in front and clinch my best result so far. All in all it was a great experience to race on the track where the F1 boys will be in a couple of months, or at least part of it. We’re hoping to get out for some testing before the next round at Croft to keep the momentum going and give us the best chance of continuing the improvement next time out”.
Next race weekend is the 3rd and 4th of July at Croft.
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