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DONINGTON PARK, Saturday 21 April, 17:00 - The weather forecasters, for once, were eerily accurate, with rain starting to fall just as the drivers made their way around on the parade lap. By the time they made it to the pit straight, it was raining heavily enough for most drivers to question their choice of tyre.

The race started under the safety car, the track by now extremely slippery, just waiting to catch out the unwary. Which it did, on only the first lap; the number 99 Mini in class 3 of Kevin O'Connor, who spun off into the barrier at Starkey's Bridge.

MGA Motorsport driver, Nicola Gillatt meanwhile, was having a difficult time herself, spinning into the gravel at Old Hairpin, and needing the assistance of the marshalls to drag her out. Wisely, she stayed in the car, so could continue with the race. Another spin later on, this time staying within the track boundary, proved just how wet and greasy the track still was.

And then the rain stopped and the sun came out. It took some time for the track to dry out, but the laptimes started tumbling. MGA driver Tony Rodgers was keeping out of trouble in car 78, having a lonely race for much of it. Nicola pitted on lap 19 for Ryan Cefferty to take over in the 76 MX5; she could justifiably say that she had the hardest stint as the rain stayed away for the rest of the race, leaving Ryan to record some impressive lap times, his best of 1:22.679 coming on lap 40. Tony just managed to pip that on lap 51 with a 1:22.458. Compare those times to the beginning of the race, which were over 2 minutes.

After 1 1/2 hours, the chequered flag fell on the number 19 Seat SuperCopa of SubZero Wolf in class 1. Class 3 winners (10th overall) was the number 88 of HE Racing. For MGA Motorsport, Tony finished 5th in class (18th overall), with Nicola and Ryan finishing 7th (23rd overall).

And so an exciting race weekend drew to a close. A valuable learning experience for some, it perhaps didn't produce the results the team would have wanted, but we go forward to the next race at Snetteron (11th/12th May) with renewed enthusiasm and a determination to improve our race performance.

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Mike Gorton

Mike Gorton holds an "S" Grade ARDS Instructor license and can provide tuition at any circuit in the UK. He is a Senior Instructor at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park. He is available for driver tuition on a daily basis at prices starting from £250.

Please see the Driving Tuition page for further details.

 

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