KNUTSFORD racer Michael Igoe was searching to construct on his fine start out to the period when the Clever Cash British GT Championship ongoing at Silverstone, writes Ste McNorton.
Igoe was hoping to increase his lead at the prime of the standings after obtaining a amazing get in spherical just one at Manufacturers Hatch.
The WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 had appeared really fast on Friday’s examination working day as Igoe and his teammate Phil Eager put the laps in.
On Saturday, a blended time of equally drivers’ fastest qualifying laps would ascertain their grid placement for the gruelling 3-hour endurance race on the Sunday for the Silverstone 500, but issues did not go to strategy like the previous spherical.
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The crew could only handle a greatest mixed time of 4.01.783, 4 seconds behind the pole sitters placing the No18 motor vehicle in 16th put.
As Sunday arrived, the forecast rain experienced only demonstrated itself in very light drizzle, so the race would get started dry which was a excellent aid for anyone.
In the 10-moment morning heat-up, the Lamborghini showed some greater pace as the team set in the ninth fastest time of the session, exhibiting some promising symptoms for the race.
As the clock struck midday, the speed automobile pulled into the pits and produced the GT3 and GT4 cars down the pit straight. The WPI Motorsport equipment did not have the greatest of commences but did make up some floor.
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As the race progressed the Huracan just did not appear to be to have the pace as it battled with vehicles reduce down the discipline, a enormous variation to round one particular.
And after going a lap down, the team will come to feel let down at coming household in 11th put.
They will dust themselves down and be back fighting at round a few in just over two weeks’ time at Donington.