WMKC Round 9 Report
The most processional race came from the Junior Max class.
Riley Phillips has been on form in the class this year and was simply too quick for anyone to contend with. The last anyone saw of him was at the completion of lap one before he went on to win by an astonishing 8.1 seconds.
Ethan Haynes was never really challenged in 2nd place with Jake Paice driving well for his 3rd after taking advantage of Jacob Page who came off on lap five.
But first some hospitality care of official TOCA in the BTCC awning. Having left Somerset in the glorious sunshine to arrive at 12 degree Silverstone it was very welcome indeed.
Thank-you Craig Springfield and guys
Unfortunately the sudden change in weather had caught out ex teamate Harry King in the Ginetta Juniors Qualifying and he had gone from being over a half a second up to 16th. He was typically upbeat though as his car had shown pace over the last few days and Silverstone has great opportunities for overtaking.
A surprise meeting with Sam Morgan (former clio cup racer, BTCC engineer and when we are lucky enough our team Mechanic) - led to a very close inspection of the Ginetta GT4. Didnt think Riley could be prised out of it, certainly not in the H&S time of 7 seconds. Lots of grinning for the rest of the day!
I hope Jenson enjoys whatever he has planned outside of F1 for 2017, but I truly hope that hes back in his Mclaren seat for 2018.
He really epitomised the lad 'n' dad team all the way from his karting days in Somerset right to the very top of F1.
Who can forget his first ever race win in Hungary, the Canadian GP win or the amazing Championship win with Brawn. Have a good year Jenson.