With all the racing compacted into two days, it was looking to be a full and hectic weekend. This did not effect Laura’s performance as she receieved some of her best results in the MRF Challenge.
Laura was seeing some promising times during practise but due to a difficult qualifying she was positioned 14th for race one. After a great start in the first race, Laura found herself picking off drivers and competing in the top ten to finish a well driven 10th.
Starting 10th the second race, Laura was determined to improve her results yet again. She was now consistently competing in the top ten and still pushing. Seeing a glimpse of 7th place, Laura went for a move but out broke herself trying to avoid another competitor, losing her a position. Another great drive saw Laura finishing 8th.
With two good results under her belt, Laura was confident to move further up the grid.
Unfortunately due to tyre difficulty in the third race Laura had lost rear grip causing her to spin in turn 6. The spin fuelled Laura’s determination to catch the pack up and even though she was competitive enough to make up lost ground, Laura really struggled with the car set up and wasn’t able to finish in the top ten.
For the fourth race Laura was back in 14th, and a tyre change meant her confidence was strong again. A bad start didn’t give her the advantage she was hoping for and a battle was making it difficult for her to come through. Lining up another driver for overtaking, unfortunately she wasn’t prepared for her competitor to brake early, and with the car not quite in the right position Laura hit the front left enabling her to finish the race.
All around, it was a great improvement for Laura and we look to expect some great things at the next round of the MRF Challenge.