‘The weekend was a very similar one to Snetterton. Going off the back of last year we had some solid results at Rockingham and I was aiming to relocate those results.
‘Qualifying didn’t quite go to plan, we had a few different things on the car that we hadn’t really tested before and we just never found the sweet spot with that package. Overnight we had a good think about what we could do and we went back to what we knew and it just brought the car alive come race day.
‘Race one was about moving forward after not the best of qualifying sessions, come the end of the opening lap I found myself in fourth after starting tenth. I just had to manage the restart and wait for the front wheel drive cars to fall away, as soon as this happened I got an indication on the degradation from both Dan and Tom I picked my moves and brought her home second.
‘This set us up nicely for the day, starting on the front row for the second race I wasn’t too fazed with having some weight onboard. The conditions where very tricky and we actually opted for wets whilst everyone was on slicks during the laps to the grid. It wasn’t until we were on the grid that we jumped ship and bolted the cold slicks on. I had a clean getaway and managed a lights to flag victory despite the two safety car restarts thrown in on the opening laps.
‘Race three was just about bringing it home and securing a handful of points. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on our side and on the entry to turn one myself and many others were caught out by the damp conditions, a passenger of your own car is not ideal. We ended up exiting turn two stone cold last but knuckled down and managed to work our way up to just outside the points in seventeenth. This was a little set back after such a successful day, but we still managed to leave Rockingham third in the championship.’