Mixed fortunes on a chaotic weekend in Silverstone

Alex came away from the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge having endured mixed fortunes on a chaotic weekend at Silverstone.

With a combined grid including the Ginetta GRDC+ Series, a total of 48 cars took to the track for qualifying.

Alex experienced power issues with the car and so qualified 13th for Race one.

After a few changes to the car Race 1 saw a few improvements. Alex moved up to the pack but he looked well set to bring home a top ten finish before the red flag halted his challenge; with the decision to take the result back a lap from the time of the stoppage meaning he had to settle for twelfth place.

He found himself in the wars after being caught up in an incident on track, which prevented him from making the most of his undoubted pace.

A problem with the stewards investigating regarding an issue in race one forced race two to be delayed whilst the issue was resolved, with the decision to then run races two and three 20 mins apart together on Sunday evening having a major impact on Alex’s weekend.

Hopes of a strong result in Race two were ended when Alex was forced to retire on lap one whilst avoiding someone else’s accident, with the team then racing against the clock to get him out for Race three in the 10 miins available!.

Alex would join the race a lap down but with the race only running to three laps to fit in the before the circuit curfew, he could only finish down in 17th place in class.

“Silverstone turned out to be a massively frustrating weekend for me,” he said. “In race one, the red flag meant I was classified lower than I was running at the time of the stoppage and then in race two, my chances were ruined again because of I had to try and avoid someone elses accident.

“The changes they made the schedule meant the guys had to change the steering rack in just ten minutes to get the car out for race three and they did a mega job, but we ended up starting a lap down and didn’t have time to sort the tracking so the car wasn’t great to drive.

Hopefully the issues with the car will be sorted for Zandvoort which I am massivly looking forward to!

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn’t do this without you guys