Stuart McLaren had a fantastic race at Silverstone today and brought it home in P5. After a less than optimal start he put some great lap times in especially as he is running on last years tires. There was some elegant cornering with the car being well held. Stuart probably heard his family shouting at the TV as they followed live on YouTube even though they are two counties away! Great effort we are really proud.
Qualifying is over and Stuart has put in a very solid performance finishing in P5. So its a 3rd row start for the endurance race. Its cloudy and dry now at Silverstone so well see how it goes during the race. Join the action live on the BARC YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/08ZPYFqwJjI
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The final MINI Challenge Cooper race at Silverstone was action packed. Both Stuart and Sam had recovered from a bad day on Saturday and finished 3rd in race 2. The first 5 places were flipped on the grid so they both started in 3rd. The racing was really close and a crash just before the end saw Sam and Stuart in P1 when the red flags came out.
This has been a great weekend for the Hybrid Tune racing team. Well done to Stuart and Sam and a huge thank you to the team (Mattie, Rob, Lee, John) for all their hard work.
Race 2 saw Stuart starting from last place and he made it to a solid 3rd place finish. He sniffed first place in the final lap but locked up at Brooklands. Still its good to be able to brake!
Lost brakes at Brooklands, shame as the car was flying after the straight. Managed to just clip another car and get back on track. Once again very glad Stuart teaches drifting as he sure used his skills today.
Two more races tomorrow – so all is not lost.
Arrived at Silverstone to start testing for Round #2 of MINI Challenge. Tickets for the event are on sale at the gate.
Saturday 3rd June
Qualifying – 9:55am
Race 1 – 1:25pm
Sunday 4th June
Race 2 – 9:40am
Race 3 – 3pm