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Donington Park Race Review Round 9

Round 9 - 3rd

What a weekend! First of all I would like to thank everyone involved this year. We have all worked so well as a team and it has shown in our results. To come away with the Championship win after our 0 points scored at Round 1 just shows how we didn’t give up and kept pushing until the end. I am over the moon with the result. 

The Aston Martin Vantage was looking good in free practice giving us a good starting point to work from for the big weekend ahead. 

In qualifying I was held up on lap one when the tyres were at their best, however I kept pushing and managed to qualify P2 overall combined with my team mates brilliant session going P2 in group. 

We started the race P2 ahead of our championship rivals and we had a clear plan as to what we had to do to secure the championship win. I was starting the race. The race started under safety car. I broke away from the pack with the pole man creating a solid lead over our rivals. I then made a brave move around the outside for the lead as the leader started to lose pace - my Aston Martin Vantage was still running strong. I then pulled away stretching a significant lead of around 8 seconds helping over come our 10 second success penalty from a Brands Hatch podium. 

My team mate Ash came out of the pits with good pace. He knew where we needed to finish to secure the championship. We came 3rd overall, which gave us the Championship win. I also won the Sunoco fastest lap and set the new track record for the GT4's at Donington. 

I would like to thank TF Sport and Aston Martin Racing for everything this year, the car was faultless and fast at every single race. A truly incredible effort for the cars debut season! Also a big thank you to the Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy for all of their support with preparation and on site support at every race. Without everyones hard work this would not be possible and I am proud to be a part of the team!

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