Brands Hatch: A Rainy Day Sees Some Exciting Racing For Gus Burton

The weekend started so well, with Gus qualifying P3 for the first race.  Not the best start soon saw Gus down to P7 or P8, but the race continued, and he finished in P5.

But things seemed to get better as the 6-Ball was pulled from the hat, meaning reverse grid for the top 6 places. This gave Gus P2, but that soon became P3 as a higher finished driver was penalised for a false start in Race 1. So it was Row 2 on the grid.  A better start than Race 1 saw Gus settle at P3 for about half the race when it was a ‘rain stopped play’ as the slick-shod cars were spinning out and leaving the track in numbers so a Red Flag quickly put a halt to goings on.  Back to the pits for wet tyres. Back out with a rolling start saw Gus in P3 when an error by the leading car saw Gus becoming P2 – but the car that left the track entered at the front again and gave up just one place, putting Gus back at P3 again.  With heavy rain and spray Gus came in a respectable 6th place.

Now we look forward to Oulton Park on 11th & 12th June.