Race Day Report: A Bruising Encounter At Oulton Park

by | Jun 19, 2023 | BTCC | 0 comments

Bobby’s race day in the British Touring Car Championship proved to be a mixed bag of challenges and potential. Starting from an impressive 4th position on the grid, Bobby showcased strong pace and determination throughout the races. In Race 1, despite having a quick car, he struggled to overtake slower competitors and settled for a 7th place finish.

However, the tides turned in Race 2 when Bobby’s promising run was abruptly halted. On the first lap, he was taken out, resulting in a disappointing Did Not Finish (DNF) outcome after initially climbing to 5th position at the start. Undeterred, Bobby demonstrated his resilience in Race 3. Starting from the back of the grid in 27th, he showcased his skill by steadily recovering to an impressive 14th place. Unfortunately, further contact on the penultimate lap forced him to retire prematurely.

While the car’s speed was evident, Bobby was unable to capitalise on his opportunities and secure significant points due to the incidents in races 2 and 3. Nonetheless, his strong performances and determination throughout the day highlights the potential in the car.

Bobby got battered and bruised on race day at Oulton Park.

Bobby Commented: “I’m absolutely delighted that we were able to spend the whole of Saturday in the top 5, it’s where the car deserves to be but of course, it’s a shame we weren’t able to carry those results into Sunday.

“There were multiple situations that didn’t go our way on race day but the team did a great job across the weekend to keep our heads held high despite a tough race day.

“We go into the summer break knowing what we need to adapt and develop on the car to make that next step. This is the first time since the start of the season we have time to really go through everything with a fine tooth comb and perfect our package so we can keep our top five pace for the rest of the season.”