Unlucky Spa

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British GT returned to Spa Frncorchamps for another year and with Dean taking the overall race win there the previous year he was looking for more of the same as he returned with HHC and Callum Pointon.

It was all looking promising for Dean and the HHC through practice as their pace was looking good in both practice sessions and both driver feeling at home with the car.

The weather threw a spanner in the works as it rained heavily before qualifying but with the track temperature being very high, it was drying out quickly. Callum took the first qualifying where he was on wets but in changeable conditions and suffered with heavy traffic and not getting to show his true pace. Dean took the second qualifying session where everyone elected to go on slicks and with the track getting faster lap by lap it made for a good show. Dean managed 3 laps during the session and going faster lap by lap and finishing fastest in the session and fastest overall.

The rain seemed to be staying away for the race on Sunday and Callum took the first stint of the race driving the car from 11th on the grid up to 6th and gaing time on cars ahead. As it was time for a driver stop the HHC team performed a very well executed pit stop and managing to jump championship rivals in the pits and gaining track position coming out in 5th. Dean stint didn’t last long unfortunately due to an electrical gremlin but on the one lap that he did, he managed to set the fastest lap of the race and gaining the Sunoco Fastest Lap Award.

Once again Dean showed how much pace himself and the HHC Team had but this time it just wasn’t meant to be.

They head to Brands Hatch for the next round and are not carrying any success penalty so it is all to play for and look to return to the top step once again.

Dean Macdonald