Daniel Harper says himself and the Douglas Motorsport team are ready to “come back stronger” next time out at Silverstone following a difficult Ginetta Junior Championship outing at Rockingham.
The reigning Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner saw first lap contact in the opening race lead to front bumper damage, which he overcame to battle for the top six before suffering an unfortunate spin.
Recovering in fourteenth at the finish, Harper produced a strong drive in the rescheduled race two to gain five places on the first lap alone, before going to climb to seventh at the flag.
Narrowly missing out on the reverse grid pole position for race three, it would be deja-vu for Harper as more lap one front bumper damage left him battling a lack of straight-line speed en-route to an eleventh place finish.
Despite not being the results the Northern Irishman hoped for, three strong Rookie Cup finishes including a thirteenth class podium of the campaign maintains his healthy points advantage.
“When I look at my results this weekend, it was a really disappointing meeting and nothing seemed to go our way, but then we’ve only lost ten points in the Rookie Cup,” said Harper.
“We go into the final meetings of the season focusing solely on winning that title and I hope to reward the efforts of the Douglas Motorsport team with some positive results.
“They put in a lot of work this weekend and did not deserve these results, but we’ll come back stronger at Silverstone.”