James Pull reviews “crazy” weekend at Silverstone


A “crazy” weekend for James Pull sees him leave Silverstone with mixed feelings having lost the opportunity to collect a large amount of points in the final race. The Fortec Motorsport driver leaves the weekend tenth in the championship.

It hadn’t been a good Saturday for Pull, who only managed to to qualify in fourteenth after a change of set up caused him to have ongoing gearbox issues. The first race saw him climb up to tenth, thanks to a good start. However; the Singaporean driver fell back in the second race.

He started fifteenth for race three and like some of his fellow compatriots, made it through the first lap, managing to make up some places.

Unfortunately, his race was soon cut short. He’d damaged his side mirror in the first lap carnage and was unable to see Daniel Baybutt who made a move on him into the the first corner. The two collided, spinning Pull into the gravel.

“It was a pretty crazy weekend. One of the most dramatic I have ever been involved in. Results weren’t great for us, but even with the gearbox issues I was having, I could have finished with a podium in the final race with a bit more luck.”

“The team did everything they could to help sort out the issues, but it was just one of those things. I was a lot more aggressive this weekend in my approach and I came away with plenty of positives.”

Looking back at the incident in the final race, Pull added: “To be in fourth place and to go out like that was very disappointing. After the last few months it would have meant a lot to have the chance of a podium.”

“We now head to Brands Hatch which is one of my favourite tracks. Hopefully, we can finish the season how we started it.”

The Fortec driver goes into the last race only two points behind Petru Florescu in ninth, with both drivers also within a shout of claiming eighth place in the standings.