On Saturday 4 May we attended the second round of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship, which took place at the Brands Hatch GP circuit. Round two was action-packed and full of drama for us from the start. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our driver Mark Duncan was unable to race so our driver from last year - Derek Stewart - stepped in.
After breezing through scrutineering, we headed to qualifying. Derek got off to a relatively good start until disaster struck - while he was racing, the car roof blew off and flew up in to the air. Luckily, there were no injuries and the damage was limited. We managed to refit the roof to a standard that the scrutineers were happy with, for us to participate in Race 1.
Due to the roof incident, Derek had to start at the back of the grid. When Race 1 began, Derek quickly made up two or three places but the drama did not end in qualifying for us. Driving through a corner, Derekwas close to gaining another position when the car started drifting. He did his best to rectify the drift but unfortunately never quite caught it and flew off the track into the gravel. He hit it with such force that two of the tyres popped off their rims and parts of the chassis bent out of position. This unfortunately called time on us racing for the rest of the round but, thankfully, Derek wasn't injured and we don't think the damage is too severe.
Although it wasn't quite how we imagined the weekend going, we still had great fun and displayed amazing teamwork to fix the car in between rounds.
Roll on Round Three!
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