In the time between now and my last blog on TCF I had my first race since my big accident at Thruxton. I was ready and feeling positive for the races at Croft and couldn’t wait to prove myself by getting back in the seat.
The weather was great and we had the biggest number of spectators yet this season so that always gives you a lift anyway!
I did find Croft a challenge, as there are many different techniques you need for that track, but I had my two best results of the year so far which was really satisfying – especially after how Thruxton ended for me.
Finishing 16th in the second race was great and really drives me on to try and get a top 15 at the next event at Donington (got to keep improving!).
I’ve had an amazing month with Caterham, we had a round of the Caterham championship at the famous Nurburgring in Germany and I was lucky enough to be able to try out an R400; what a great car for my first go in a Caterham!
I had the time of my life as I was able to go around the Nordschleife, jumping in as many cars as I could as a passenger first to learn the track…I was very lucky! After the visit to the Nurburgring we stopped off at Spa for a two-day trackday and I got to drive the new super-charged car around this amazing track. Literally, I was in paradise!
As well as that, I also had the chance to drive my friend Jenny Grace’s car (brave choice!). The whole week was amazing, being able to drive all the different cars was a great opportunity. This really is my perfect job – thank you Caterham!!!
Looking back at Formula Renault BARC and my next race weekend is 18th/19th August at Donington, I really can’t wait to get back out in my car and hopefully put things I learnt at Nurburgring to good use.
I would like to mention I’ll be lucky enough to have a group of children from CLIC Sargent for children with cancer as my guests at Donington. I’ll be showing them the cars and hopefully give them an experience they won’t forget.
There will hopefully be a surprise appearing on my car for this amazing charity too, so keep watching!
PS – for more information about CLIC Sargent visit www.clicsargent.org.uk