Qualified 4th, which I was very pleased with!
Got my customary awful start, dropping to 6th from 4th, but was pleasantly surprised to get around the first 4 corners without incident.
Then at Copse I went a bit wide, and @ljkobrien got passed me. Then at the first part of the Becketts / Maggots sweeper, he got some serious Mark Webber style air, and I got distracted and ran wide and then spun across the track, having got on the gravel. Probably lost about 10 to 12 seconds and was 11th when I regained the track.
Quickly picked my way back through to 8th place, and was about 11 seconds behind the battle for presumably 4th through 7th, as at various points I was behind @mrgrieves, @ljkobrien and @xodinsrevengex. Frustrating as my pace was clearly simiilar with the gap remaining consistently around 10 to 12 seconds.
On lap 7 I was all of a sudden ahead of @ms20 who I had to assume was 2 stopping and I briefly was quite excited thinking I was in a race with him for some lofty position.
He caught me up just as I was due to pit, which cost me time as he overtook me on the corner before the pits, and I had to slow down to cut into the pit lane.
Coming out of the pits I was down in 8th again, about 7 seconds behind odin, who I then had a nice time trial race with over the next 8 or 9 laps. I had got the gap down to 2.8 seconds with about 7 laps to go, and then odin must’ve made a mistake and I was up in to 7th place. Shame as I would have caught him and it would’ve been a nice battle I think.
Then all of a sudden I was up to 6th with @ljkobrien 17 seconds behind me, and with 6 laps to go my controller cut out and I lost 10 seconds, which with @jlkobrien on much fresher tyres than me made things interesting.
I just about got it to the end of the race with @ljkobrien behind me for a solid 6th place. A bit frustrating as pace was decent and I might have been able to get in amongst the battle with @mrgrieves and @maddogmolloy….
6th place though, my 2nd best result of the season, which I’m dead chuffed with. Roll on Germany next week.
Good fun on the sprint races too, gotta love a collision with @maddogmolloy!!