Mike Inglis, one of Opie Oils sponsors started off his 2014 season racing in two 750 Trophy Races at Donington Park.
Below is his report on both races:
“We had two 750 Trophy races on the Grand Prix Circuit at Donington Park on Saturday 29th March 2014. I had never raced on the GP circuit before and was a bit apprehensive as the two hairpins on this circuit would not suit my car at all, with its high revving supercharger it is best on circuits with long fast corners and it is not at all good at accelerating out of slow corners.
The weather was kind to us, with a warm sunny spring day. I managed a 2:26.74 in qualifying, which to my surprise put me 5th overall on the grid, fastest Class A car and amazingly nearly 4 seconds under the previous lap record.
In race 1 I made a good start gaining 2 places by the first corner and I managed to hold onto 3rd overall until the faster Class C cars eventually caught me at the hairpin, but I struggled on to manage 4th overall and 1st in class with a new official lap record of 2:27.83.
Race 2 started at 5.50 pm with the light fading fast. I made an even better start from 5th on the grid and was second into the first corner. Again the Class C cars caught up and passed me at the hairpins , but I clinched 5th overall at the flag in near darkness and another 1st in Class A.
The next event is at Silverstone on the National Circuit on 3rd May, again with 2 races.”
Thanks for the report Mike and good luck at Silverstone, we look forward to hearing how you get on.