Another installment from our top racing driver, Dave Drew in the Mini Miglia Championship from Castle Combe last weekend;
We have just completed Round 6 of the championship at Castle Combe, which was a very good weekend..! A very large spectator turnout and many visitors to the Paddock taking photographs, some little leagues getting autographs which made there day and to be honest mine too…! and we also run out of catalogues which can only be good news.
Our qualifying session started with a wet setup and very soon in to it I found the sweet spot and recorded 2nd fastest and only 3 tenths of a second of Pole position. So well happy with that and for the first time this season we are on the front row of the grid and raring to go..! The race got under way and was first off the line but couldn’t take track position by the infamous Quarry turn at the end of the straight, however managed to get a productive tow from race leader and take the lead on lap 2, which I held for the next 3 laps, lots of drafting and tactics going on but all clean and in order but eventually lost the lead and continued the chase, the crowd reacted to what was a superb display and we eventually finished the race with 3rd and a climb on to the rostrum. Commentator interviews were done and Mini Sport got a big mention of grateful thanks etc.
I have some great in car footage which I shall send to you, along with the weekends pictures and podium celebrations.
We’re getting there and at the halfway point in the championship were lying 4th place, and in a strong position to win overall. 9 points separate the 1st 5 drivers..!