This should be a fairly quick summary given what happened…
Ollie and Shane retired from the session leaving only Spud, Alfie and me to take part in qualifying. My first flying lap was ok, but I felt that there was still a fair bit of time to be had in the lap. I went out again later in the session with only around 4 minutes left. Unfortunately I messed up the entry to the first corner and ended up cutting it. Ended up on pole regardless.
Got a reasonable get away and got through T1 comfortably in the lead. Alfie was all over the back of me and I was struggling to adjust to the car. For some reason my Macca just didn’t feel anywhere near as nice as it did in quali, I was getting a fair bit of understeer and was struggling to get the car stopped under braking. After lap 1 I started to get into a rhythm and pulled out a 2 second lead. On around lap 4 or 5 I spun at T1, initially I thought I’d just made a mistake but when I tried to rejoin the track I realised I had no steering! The light on my wheel was off and I frantically shoved the power supply, thankfully this fixed it and I rejoined in 4th place. I’d lost 10.5 seconds in that incident and I had a lot of ground to make up. Shane pitted fairly early, so I could concentrate on catching the dueling Saubers. I was closing the gap at a surprising rate and was 2.3 seconds behind Alfie when my wheel failed again. I went straight on mid-corner and lost my front wing, I tried to get power back but couldn’t. I parked the car off track and retired.
I watched some of the race and Spud disconnected later, Alfie crashed and retired, Ollie also had a problem with his wheel (and retired). This left only Shane, our guest driver, in the race. From what I saw of the actual racing I’d like to say well done to Alfie for slowing down when you went off track at T1 when following Shane, so you didn’t get an advantage.
DoD goes to Alfie for challenging me in the early racing.