Author: privett

Donington Park Rounds 3/4

Qualifying After getting some more miles under his belt, with the new Dunlop tyres, on the Thursday test Paul was able to put this knowledge to good use in qualifying where he got his first pole position for race one of the weekend and second for race two. Races In race 1 Paul made a great start off the line and was 1.4 seconds ahead of second placed Josh Files by the end of the first lap. Paul controlled most of the race from the front but was coming under increasing pressure from Files towards the end of the race. On the last lap Paul made an uncharacteristic mistake going into the chicane but Files was unable to capitalise and Paul took the win by 0.5secs and the championship lead by 4pts. After the race Paul said “I thought I had it all under control until I made a little mistake, one mistake in the race and it happened to be at the very end of the penultimate lap coming out of the chicane”, explained Rivett, “That was enough to get Josh [Files] really close but then he made a mistake at Redgate so that gave me the gap back. “We were comfortable with the race, I knew Josh was gaining but I was happy and just counting the laps down. I knew I didn’t need to push any...

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Brands Hatch Rounds 1 & 2

Qualifying Paul had only managed to get one full practice session under his belt on the new for 2013 Dunlop tyres, as the opening practice session was always going to be an uphill struggle. Paul managed to set a time that was good enough for 7th in race one and his next fastest time qualified him 6th for race 2.   Races In race 1 Paul made a good start off the line and managed to stay in 7th place going into Paddock Hill bend in the middle of a pack jostling for position. The safety car was then deployed due to a start line crash. After the safety car had gone in Paul set about trying to take 6th place from Jake Giddings. Paul managed to get passed Giddings after he went wide at Graham Hill bend but Paul was unable to pull away and a lap later Giddings took a lung up the inside at Paddock that almost sent Paul into the gravel but Paul was able to hold the slide without the loss of a place. Paul was then able to latch onto the battle for 4th place in the final laps of the race. He was able to follow Alex Morgan through when he passed Hodgetts for 4th, receiving a tap to the front wheels in the process, Paul ended the race in 5th place.  ...

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