Porsche Drivers Championship
Round One Oulton Park
We arrived at Oulton Park late thursday evening to a damp and cold circuit. After unloading the car we met with other drivers and discussed testing the next day. Everyone was in good spirits and it was an incredibly exciting time for us all seeing our racing car in its garage for the first racing weekend. Once all set up we headed back to our accommodation for a duly deserved chinese!!
Friday test day:
Turning up at the track friday morning the conditions were perfect. The track was almost dry and we were all feeling highly confident that we would learn a huge amount about the car and its setup in the following testing sessions. The Paddock was full with other Porsches both boxsters and 924s as well as a huge range of single seaters and GT4/GT3 cars. We were lucky enough to have Franks motorhome with us and our amazing coffee machine from sponsors the Chevington group which proved to be a hugely popular over the weekend!
With all checks complete on the car and a few minor setup changes Toby was let loose on the track. The car sounded incredible as it came past the pits and as a team it was a very special moment to see our car out on track at last. unfortunately it would be the only time we would see it on track as an oil issue carried over from the week before put an end to our running.
As disappointing as it was we could take a lot of pride in the way the car was performing and the feedback from Toby was that the car was set up to perfection. Having said that we got some stunning footage from the Racelogic HD2 unit given to us by Racelogic which will be an incredible tool to help Toby grow as a driver.
After retiring Toby was then poached by another team to help set up their car and it was useful track time for him extracting podium pace from the other car.