British GT Donington



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A win to round off the season was a fantastic way to finish. Going into the weekend, the pressure was off as the championship was already sealed at Silverstone but we were still keen to maintain our winning record. 

The two practice sessions went to plan and we ended up quickest in both, which set us up nicely for qualifying. It took place in the evening with the sun setting, which created a brilliant atmosphere - I loved it! I qualified the car on pole by 1.3 seconds, even though I was slightly held up on my quickest lap and we were looking good for the race.

Off the line a slow starting Aston Martin in front of me held me up, meaning that the Mazda was able to get past into the first corner. I waited until my tyres came up to temperature, then went past into Redgate and pulled away, eventually leading by over a minute when I handed over to Warren just past the hour mark. He drove a great stint and we won the class by a healthy margin.

It was a brilliant way to end the season, and I would like to thank all the guys at Team WFR for the excellent job they've done this year. 

Now comes the long Winter break to sort out my plans for next year.