In the weeks leading up to the meeting we had tidied up the team workshop (and hung one of our old team banners) and got our Vauxhall Vivaro into a working state once more. On the Sunday night it was just David Jnr at the circuit, so Tim Poole and Steve Kettle graciously helped to setup the team awning.
With the Mini Sound of Thunder grid being combined with the larger-capacity Sound of Thunder machines, we lined up in 8th position on the combined grid which was directly behind pole-sitter Tim Poole. Despite a initial good start, we were boxed out on the entry to the first chicane which put us back a few places and got us mixed up into some of the slower Sound of Thunder riders. From there it was an entertaining, enjoyable and sometimes frustrating battle to move as far up the results as we could. Despite an incident at the end of lap 3, where an attempted double-overtake on Rob Hodson and Stuart Hall had to be aborted, and a close encounter with Stephen Johnston at Park corner on lap 5, we managed to secure 3rd place at the flag. Jamie Hodson took the win from Adam Child.
There is now a bit of a summer break gap until our next race at Darley Moor Round 3 on Sunday 18th June 2017.