Well what a bugger that was! First i look like the michellin man in my borrowed suit that was 20 sizes to big for me (our team suits aren't ready yet), then when the test session finally arrives in the afternoon my clutch goes after half a lap!!
It was a problem we knew might occur as the clutch itself was already 'out lifed' due to there being none available in the country until next week. We managed a temporary fix and the boys did a great job to get me back out at all.
It was really frustrating to watch everyone recording lap after lap and my tally staying at the grand total of 1 on the monitors! We finally managed to get out with about an hour to go which is unfortunately when the sun had gone down and the circuits best time had passed- sods law!
We did manage to get on the pace though and although my best time would only put me 8th as it was up against the earlier times. We were matching the times of the Vauxhall SEAT and RAC who were still lapping that late in the day.
I think Vauxhall surprised a few people with Gio being rapid all day, (and with their very ugly front end!) Although you can't help feeling that SEAT were sandbagging slightly as they have before.
We won't really know where everyone is until about 4pm on the 31st after qualifying at Brands, so we'll see.
In the mean time we are trying to get out as much as possible in the next two weeks, but every other racing team in the country have the same idea so everywhere is rammo at the moment, so the quality of the running we'll get could be bad due to large amounts of cars being on circuit.
We'll see, i'll let you know of any developments!