Jamie Chadwick’s Donington weekend doesn’t go to plan

Jamie Chadwick (photo by Marc Waller)Jamie Chadwick headed for Donington Park on easter weekend hoping for more success for her 2014 Ginetta Junior championship campaign. 


After going well in Friday testing (First and then third.) Jamie was looking forward to Saturday. In the first session she was fastest for much of the session but just got knocked down to fourth by the end. The session gave her confidence that she could challenge for pole and she headed into qualifying filled with confidence.

Unfortunately when she headed out for qualifying she found she had brake issues and although she kept pushing, she ended up seventh on the grid for race one and ninth for race two.

She got a good start for race one on Saturday and she looked set for a great result but the braking problem reoccurred sending her plummeting down thee order. She tried her best to hangon but finished outside the top ten in eleventh.

Jamie Chadwick (photo by Marc Waller)Jamie Chadwick (photo by Marc Waller)The team worked hard on the car and for race two the problem was finally fixed. Hopefully now she could have a good race and score some points. She got a good start once again and things were looking hopeful for a positive result but as at Brands she again got caught in someone else’s accident as the cars headed down the Craner curves, two of her rivals spun ahead an in the resulting accident her car was spun off the track, forcing her to retire with damage to her steering.

What looked like being a positive weekend for Jamie had once again fallen apart dealing another blow to her championship hopes in only her second race meeting of the season.

Jamie stays positive though;
“Tough weekend to say the least, but as always we will bounce back and work hard for those results that we deserve!”
She now heads to Thruxton over the May bank Holiday weekend, hoping for a much deserved win after all her efforts. By Marc Waller

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