TORC Round 7 - Stafford - 9/7/06
Race report by Elliott Harper
Practice day confirmed set up and gearing. Tyre selection
was problematic, but I decided to go for 22's.
On the day I was placed in position 5 of the 'A' final qualifier.
The previous days work setting up and getting the package
to work paid off straight away as I quickly moved up to finish
in second place. The 2nd qualifier finished similarly and
in the 3rd qualifier, I achieved 18/308.7, with the fastest
individual lap on the day by just over 2 tenths of a second
in 16.60. But I was still 0.17 seconds behind Andy Robson's
TQ to be placed 2nd in the 'A' final.
In the first 'A' final, I lost 2 places and fought back during
a very competitive race to finish 3rd with team mate Dominic
Carter just behind me in 4th place. The second 'A' final,
I quickly moved into 2nd place, holding off a challenge by
Ian Wittingham. However, my tyres went off in the later stages
of the race and I lost 2 places to finish 4th.
Overall on the day I finished 3rd, adding further valuable
points to both my overall championship position and strengthening
my F2 leaderboard position.