The season really has gone better than expected. I’m leading the rookie championship and lying third in the main series. To have had four second-place finishes in the past four races, all to reigning champion and Redline Racing team-mate Dan Cammish, is amazing. I’m sure a maiden win is not too far away.
I managed to find something extra after the summer break. We came to Snetterton full of confidence and to finish second twice, once with fastest lap, was great. It wasn’t as if we’d packed a load of testing in; that’s not allowed. It’s almost like flicking a switch – to find that extra tenth or two is all about nailing every corner of every lap. Doing it once or twice is easy, you have to do it all the time. After doing it again at Knockhill, Cammish admitted that my results represent the most he has ever been pushed. High praise indeed.
During the six-week break in the Carrera Cup GB I also came to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed. What an unbelievable event. There wasn’t time to be star struck by any of the legends because they were everywhere. If I saw one I saw a thousand! Porsche always play a big part in the Festival, with a stunning array of their competition cars. That’s typical Porsche, to be honest. They really get it. It was very cool to charge up the hillclimb in the Cup car; it’s fast and narrow and you don’t get much track time to perfect your runs. It taught me a lot, actually. To have been second only to Olly Clark’s monstrous Subaru Gobstopper in the qualifying run for the Shooutout was something else, and then to get fifth overall against cars with four-wheel-drive and tonnes more power was a great feeling. I’ll be at the Festival every year now, if I’ve got anything to do with it.