Race two

Motor Sport News - - British Gt Snetterton -

The front row for race two looked more than a lit­tle tasty af­ter race one.

Keen’s fastest lap from the Pro qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion landed him pole, just ahead of ti­tle ri­val Adam, who felt he messed up his new tyre run. With the Lam­borgh­ini hav­ing to serve 10s ex­tra in the pits, surely TF would re­gain the ad­van­tage… surely? No.

An un­char­ac­ter­is­tic pit stop er­ror sapped any time ad­van­tage TF had, and meant John­ston and Adam had no chance to over­haul the Lambo, com­pound­ing their week­end and en­hanc­ing Bar­well’s.

Keen led away but al­ways had Adam within a sec­ond of his bumper. The pair pit­ted to­gether, with TF con­fi­dent they could jump ahead, which was when the un­ex­pected hap­pened.

“As I got out of the car and Derek jumped in the left shoul­der strap fell off him and got stuck at the back of the seat,” rued Adam. “We lost loads of time hav­ing to pull him for­ward to re­trieve it. It’s one of the un­luck­i­est things and hap­pened at the worst time.”

TF’S de­lay meant they could only watch as Min­shaw rum­bled past be­fore the As­ton could be re­leased from its box, and to com­pound things even more Lee Mowle snuck out be­hind him, hold­ing the As­ton longer in its box.

John­ston re­joined in third and pushed like mad to try and reel in Min­shaw.

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