It was an exciting weekend at Knockhill, with Gus winning the first of the two Porsche races – with him leading from start to finish.
However, the race itself didn’t get off to a good start the first time, with 5 cars being involved in a multi-car crash on the grid as they all accelerated away. There were a couple of injuries to drivers as well, which is never what we want to hear, but the guys involved will all be ok. The cars, unfortunately, didn’t fair very well and major work is required for all 5 involved cars. A hefty clean-up was handled very well by the race marshals, with the track being clear and ready in not long at all. Very impressive by the Knockhill marshal team.
The second start was a good start for everyone, with all cars getting away well. The race length was reduced to 20 laps due to the stoppage after the first start, but in a strong showing Gus stayed in front until the end. Gus picked up his first win of the season, after some disappointment with punctures and mechanical issues so far in the previous three meetings.
As usual, it was reverse grid for the second race, and Gus pulled out ball number 5. Those who finished 1st through to 5th reverse order for the start. So, Gus was P5 on the grid. The race was a bit like a procession as the top 6 cars stayed in the same order, basically, for the whole race. Whilst Adam Smalley finished in front, he unfortunately picked up a 5-second penalty so was demoted to P2, with Will Martin therefore taking the win. Gus picked up points coming in 5th.
It’s just 2 weeks until Snetterton, so that’s good news after such a break since the previous meeting before Knockhill.