MRF Challenge, Bahrain 2014

Laura was already into the second round of the MRF Challenge which was held at the Bahrain circuit and supporting the WEC (World Endrance Championship).
With Bahrain being one of Laura’s favourite circuit’s to drive and the outstanding atmosphere that the WEC had brought along, Laura had already set herself a goal to achieve a higher finishing result than last years top eight.
With little practice Laura saw herself in the top ten for both of the sessions and when qualifying came around Laura easily jumped into 10th position, her best car qualifying position to date.
Race one, Laura had a great race, keeping out of trouble and making up enough places to equal her best result from last year, finishing 8th.  The second race was a little more challenging for Laura as she struggled with a faulty tyre and it dropped her back to 12th where she maintained her position throughout the race.
Different day, Laura set her sights to improve her results, so when the carnage of race three began, she knew this was going to be a tough race. With many drivers crashing and coming off Laura had managed to get a reasonable start, but when Laura saw an opening, as another driver left the door open, she pushed hard and wasn’t able to stop the car in time and caught the rear of the other driver, damaging her front left and retiring her from the race.
Starting at the back for race four, it was a go hard or go home situation and she drove consistently to have her best finishing result, 7th.

Laura would like to thank her team and the MRF for another fantastic race, which she enjoys competing in. “looking forward to hopefully getting back out in the car for Chennai in January”

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