TROUBLE-FREE MEETING FOR T-SPORT
Some race weekends throw up all manner of surprises: accidents, rain storms, technical gremlins and the like. Other weekends pass by without any dramas and that is exactly the weekend T-Sport had at Brands Hatch!
After qualifying in ninth place for race one, Stuart Hall made a blinding start and moved straight up to eighth. After that the race was a rather processional affair and he calmly brought his car home in eighth place, meeting his target of a top ten finish. In race two he started tenth and finished tenth, simple as that!
Stuart also had a bit of fun this weekend, racing a Chevrolet Camaro in the Heritage Grand Touring Car Challenge, where he and his team-mate, his father Pete, took a podium finish this afternoon.
Stuart Hall: "A straightforward weekend for me. The Mugen Honda engine was mega and so were T-Sport; it's great to drive for people who really believe in me as it really boosts my confidence."
Rodolfo Gonzalez just missed out on his usual pole positions at Brands but in race one he got a good start, took off into the distance and took a good, clean win. For race two the start wasn't as good and he dropped to third where he stayed until the chequered flag. The Venezuelan still holds a comfortable lead in the Championship but is focused on winning the next two rounds at Mugello.
Rodolfo Gonzalez: "Race one was pretty normal for me. I got a good start then just concentrated on keeping my head down and making as few mistakes as possible. I had some wheelspin at the start of race two which put me back a bit. I had a couple of goes at (Juho) Annala later on but it's very hard to overtake here."
Russell Eacott, T-Sport Team Principal: "A couple of pretty quiet races for us. It's good to see Stuart comfortably in the top ten and so keen to make progess."