And so on to the next round, this time at Thruxton in Hampshire. It is an incredibly fast track, possibly the quickest on the calendar, and getting the perfect set-up proved tricky. Both qualifying sessions were dry, but Leon improved between sessions to record a fastest lap time of 1:21:526 secs. This was pretty good, less than 2 seconds off pole in fact, and put Leon 26th on the grid. Again this was good enough to avoid dropping in to the shoot-out race.
Race day came, and with it came the rain. This was a shame, and getting the perfect wet weather set-up was going to be tough. But Leon got stuck in and managed to finish just one place off his qualifying position. This was ok, not as high up the pack as he would have liked, but it was a finish and finishes are always good. And some very valuable data was collected along the way.
(Leon in action on a rainy Thruxton race day.)
Here are the result sheets: