The opening Oulton Park round is looming and I’m definitely hoping the snow and frost vanishes before then! Earlier this month I travelled to Zandvoort with Century Motorsport and Declan to take the car to the GT4 BOP (balance of performance) testing. There was a chance for us to get on track in between the testing and we jumped at it. Fortunately for me, it gave me a chance to get back in the car prior to Oulton Park as testing opportunities are few and far between with just one month to go.
It was two days of dry weather testing at the track that I had raced at previously, but for Declan it was all new. I love the track, but it was a whole new ball game around the fast back section in a faster, rear wheel drive car than a Golf! Declan was very quick and between the end of day one and first session of day two, I studied video footage to see where I was losing time, and when I got back in the car on day two I had found 2 seconds.
Testing was finished in the lunch time of day 2 with the BOP (balance of performance) test taking place in the afternoon. There were few cars at the test. There was a Lotus, a Nissan, an Aston Martin and a Chevrolet Camaro, along with a couple of others that also knew their way round the track from racing in the Dutch GT Championship.
I am really looking forward to Oulton Park and hoping to bring the pace that we both had abroad back to the UK, to bring home the first two good results of the season.