Last weekend Colin visited Thruxton for his penultimate race of the season. Thruxton with its flat out corners, long straights and heavy braking points proved a big challenge for Colin, despite this he was still able to take 21st on the grid out of 32 cars, this was his best position so far in his short career. This put him 8th in class on the grid despite a flat front tyre.
Torrential rain all night meant that the race would be very different from the previous days qualifying. During the formation lap Colin found the track to be surprisingly slippery and decided to make a careful start as he had never raced in the wet before.
As the red lights went out he attempted to lightly drop the clutch, unfortunately the revs were too low causing him to bog down the engine and drop right to the back of the grid.
Colin soon managed to find some grip in the wet and began pulling off some daring moves, sometimes around two cars in one corner, which was much appreciated by the large crowd.
Colin’s bravery meant he was able to match the pace of the race leaders and during the course of the race managed to overtake 17 cars to finish 14th overall, 5th in class and his highest finish to date.