Hitting The Ground Running

​After an exciting debut in the MINI Challenge at Donington last season it was time to kick off 2018 with round 1 of the campaign at Oulton Park. Time to make amends for the fuel pump failure at Donington and return to the front of the grid.

This year’s series sees a real step up in terms of championship contenders, with a raft of BRDC rising stars, former series winners and a number of drivers joining from the British Touring Car Championship and other top line series. It’s going to be a tight season and pitches the MINI JCW Challenge right at the top end of the tin top series on offer. Matt Neal (3 time BTCC Champion) would even be making a series debut this weekend (albeit slightly further down the order on his guest outing).

For the year ahead I will be running with Excelr8 Motorsport in the 116 car supported by Gleeson Recruitment Group, a top team with an ambition of the top step. The target for me is the top step as well, but with a small budget every single piece of experience will be needed to make this happen!

Fortunately the pace is there and despite limited testing top three times were posted throughout the weekend. Game on.