WALKER'S TOP TEN AT LE MANS Le Mans, France: Race two at Le Mans today produced a ninth place finish for James Walker, rounding off what has been a rollercoaster ride of a weekend for the Jersey racer. James, who usually makes fantastic ...
WALKER'S TOP TEN AT LE MANS
Le Mans, France: Race two at Le Mans today produced a ninth place finish for James Walker, rounding off what has been a rollercoaster ride of a weekend for the Jersey racer.
James, who usually makes fantastic starts, got an uncharacteristic bad start, dropping from seventh to tenth on the first lap. This left him stuck behind a group of slower cars and unable to pass. He pitted earlier than planned to get out of the log jam and was soon lapping faster than the leaders when he rejoined on a clear track.
Too much time had been lost though and it looked like James was going to have to settle for tenth, until he pulled of an overtaking move in the closing stages and scooped ninth place.
At a circuit that has seen great triumphs and great tragedies over the years, James had the heartbreak of retirement yesterday but he is also realising there is still a long way to go and that things are looking up.
"Of course I'm bitterly disappointed to come away from Le Mans with just two points," said James. "I should have got a lot more points than that. It feels like a bit of an anti-climax but the car is absolutely mega now and I was quick at Estoril last year so I'm feeling positive about Portugal!"
The Estoril rounds of the World Series by Renault take place in three weeks' time on 27th and 28th September.