Greetings from Oman everyone and welcome to my first blog of 2012 – it's been quite a while since my last!
We're heading into the third event of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season this weekend and, so far, it's been a great season. We're leading the Pro-Am 1 championship and the Oman Air Racing Team car has been working perfectly.
In a few hours I'll be at 41,000 feet heading for Heathrow. I'll try to convince the pilot to drop me straight into Thruxton as it also has a landing strip – don't think it will happen though!
After four exciting rounds, it's time for one of the hardest challenges of the season. I'll be going straight into qualifying for rounds five and six with no practice as we already had the official test a few weeks ago.
An additional challenge at Thruxton is remaining competitive throughout the two races as it's such a tough circuit on the tyres.
I remember when I used to race in the Formula Renault BARC Championship, Michelin had a special tyre for the weekend because of how aggressive the tyre wear was. We will have to do our best to make the tyres last this weekend – that will be so important.
I keep checking the weather forecast for the weekend while I am in Oman, it's something I've always done. I'm not sure why I keep doing it though as no matter what the forecast says, it's always different when I get to the track! Come rain or sun, we have to be at our best and that's the plan.
It's time to pack my race gear; hope to see you all at Thruxton or online.
Until next time,