Silverstone 6Hr

23 October 2012

The teams home race so everyone was even more determined to win, the weekend started well will drivers John Martin, Tor Graves and Jan Charouz all comfortable in the car. The team tested the various tyre compounds while making changes to the set up as track conditions changed with more cars running but the 25 car was never far from the top of the time sheets. Conditions were changeable and a rain shower an hour before qualifying gave the engineering team a dilemma as to what tyres to run as the track was drying quickly, John took the car out initially on a cut slick but soon the track was ready for the slick tyre,  every lap the track was getting better and John was getting faster and faster, he crossed the line just a few seconds before the chequered flag to start his final qualifying lap, he was 0.7s up in the first sector only to come across a slowing car at Becketts corner, the lap was lost and we had to settle for second on the grid.

Race day looked like it should stay dry so the team was confident we could  win. The race started and there was drama at the first corner as the JRM car spun, John misses the incident but Starworks take the class lead in the confusion, John chases down Sarrazin for the remainder of the stint and after the first round of pit stops is ahead. Tor takes over for the third stint and after a few laps finds a really good rhythm lapping the best he has done all weekend, he completes and brilliant double stint handing over to Jan with a clear lead. The pit crew having been doing a good job on the stops and if all goes well we should be able to take the victory, we take left side tyres only as a precaution on the final stop and Jan strokes home to our first outright victory.

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