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DONINGTON PARK: Sunday 3 November

We shouldn't really have expected anything different in November; a cold, wet, windy morning greeted us and the dark clouds enveloping the circuit promised more of the same for the rest of the day.

Only the one Mazda MX5 of Nicola and Peter Gillatt out for the MGA team again this weekend; both Ryan and Tony unavoidably absent. After a good day's testing on the Friday, Nicola was looking forward to the Saturday event, which would comprise a qualifying session in the morning, followed by the 11:45am race.

Qualifying began at 09:28 for the 30 minute session. The rain was falling incessantly, soaking the track, which would make for a difficult session. It so happens that the session went off largely without incident, except for the Ginetta G40 of Piranha Motorsport which left the track on the Craner Curves and skidded across the wet grass into the tyres. Fortunately, the damage wasn't too severe and they were able to start the race.

For Peter and Nicola, the session was a good one, with a best time of 1:48.341, good enough for 15th place, 4th in class. The  class 1 Seat Leon Supercopa of the Sub-Zero Wolf team were flying yet again, achieving pole position with a time of 1:23.523.

Peter was starting the race, Nicola taking the second stint. The track was still wet, although by now the clouds had broken and we had glimpses of blue sky; maybe it wouldn't be a complete wash-out after all. The whole field started the race on wets, slicks simply not an option.

Caution was the initial order of the day, until a racing line started to show and the drivers quickly started attacking the track. Most drivers elected to switch to slicks around the 26-27 lap mark, and MGA Motorsport were no different, Peter pitting on the 26th lap. This was a busy time for the MGA team, as all four wheels were changed, the MX5 was refuelled and Peter switched seats with Nicola.

An incident later on brought the safety car out which bunched all the cars together again and made for an exciting finish. The Sub-Zero Supercopa of Davies and Jones took the class 1 honours, ahead of the Honda Accord of Ainge and Jordan by a 31 second margin.

Nicola took the chequered flag in the same position she started the race, 15th, and finished 5th in class. The championship is hotting up as Nicola and Peter chase for the third position in their class.

Another super race weekend comes to a close for MGA; next up is Brands Hatch on 24 November where the championship for all three classes will be decided.

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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.

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