Things started OK in the first free-practice session; I was quickest for a while, before dropping to fourth by the end of the session. The car felt good though, to be honest. It was in the ballpark.
The second session should’ve been a chance for us to hone the car’s set-up for qualifying, with an eye on race one as well, of course. We tried a qualifying run, which is normal for FP2, as well as some long runs. Sadly, we had an exhaust issue, which robbed the car of power. Eleventh quickest wasn’t ideal, even if it was only 0.4s off top spot. The BTCC is that close!
Qualifying itself was a bit of a wake-up call, too. We went the wrong way on set-up, to the extent that I was slower, by 0.2s, on new rubber than I had been on old tyres in FP1.