It was where I realised I had some pace when my lap times were competitive with the Championship winner toward the end of my first season. It was also where I took my first victory, securing a 1st, 2nd and a 3rd in a 3-race format last year in the torrential rain in the Porsche 924.
This year, in the Boxster, I managed to pick up the most wins possible and two fastest laps, despite the scorching temperatures and not feeling well! I qualified in second place but knew I could be quicker.
On Saturday 13th July – the hottest day of the year to that date – track temperatures rose to 60 degrees Celsius. Despite the uncomfortable heat I had a confident start, overtaking P2 as well as a Class C car and managed to avoid 3 Class A cars which spun off in the first lap. Although I maintained my lead, there was continuous pressure with a Production Boxster Class competitor close behind. But when his engine gave out in the penultimate lap, the victory came much easier.
Starting in Pole Position in Race 2 on Sunday, a second race victory as well as a second award for fastest lap was achieved.
These successes resulted in leading the BRSCC Porsche Championship by 3 points. These achievements with previous race successes at Silverstone and Zandvoort are an important part of Project Le Mans – my quest of racing at Le Mans in 4 years’ time.