Monday, March 01, 2021


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Brands Hatch in the Spring can be a warm, welcoming place, as it was the previous weekend for the Touring Car boys, but for us, despite the warm weather all week, it would prove to be a cold, wet, windy weekend, with mixed fortunes for the two MGA drivers, Nick De Jesus and Dave Whitmore.
After the excitement of Donington - a new championship with two new cars - Brands Hatch was an opportunity to take stock and apply the hard-fought learnings from a tough weekend's racing, where the drivers' expectations were not met. Could Brands Hatch, one of our favourite tracks, deliver the goods with finishes more consistent with the team's and drivers' hard work? Time would tell.
The team arrived at Brands on Thursday night, ready for a test day on Friday. All went as expected, with no surprises and both cars performing well. 
The rain falling on the MGA truck overnight, keeping some of us awake, told us all we needed to know about the kind of weather that was in store for us when we would eventually emerge into the dull Saturday morning. Cold, wet, raining ... we could hope that things would improve before 10am when qualifying was due to start, but it wasn't to be. 
Dave and Nick were both out in the first of the two qualifying sessions. The session was a wet one, and it wasn't long before the red flags were out after one of the competitors lost control at Druids and ended up in the gravel. The session restarted but momentum had been lost, with Nick finishing in 11th position and Dave in 15th. Session 2 was on a drying track which meant quicker lap times; luck of the draw! Nick qualified in an overall 26th place, Dave in 31st, out of a total of 44 cars. Another great turnout in the BMW Compact Cup.
Sunday dawned dry and bright, with the track damp in places. There were 3 races on the Compact Cup schedule; Nick was out in the first race, Dave in the second, and they would reunite in the third. 
First race got underway shortly after 12, with Nick in 17th position. The race was incident-packed, with Nick lucky to escape unscathed (except for a broken wing mirror!) after a competitor spun in front of him at Druids. After that, it was head down and focus for Nick, who eventually finished in 13th place. With 27 finishers, this was a good solid result for Nick.
Next up was Dave, starting in 22nd place. He didn't get a clear run throughout the race, finishing in 21st (out of 27).
Final race of the day was a late, post-5pm start, which both Dave and Nick would race in. Nick was in 18th position and Dave in 21st on the grid. Unfortunately, the race didn't go well for Dave, who was hit at Druids, causing a puncture and forcing an early retirement. Nick fared better, finishing the race in 17th place.
Another valuable learning weekend at a fabulous track. Next on the calendar is Croft in the wilds of North Yorkshire. It's been some time since we've visited Croft and it's safe to say, the whole team is looking forward to visiting the circuit again. Roll on 23 May!



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