Race two was a little more action-packed. I was on the soft tyre for this race, so, wanting to make sure I didn’t hurt them, we decided over the radio that it would be best for me to let Rob [Collard, WSR team-mate] through. Unfortunately, with just three laps to go I got caught up in a mistake from Rob Austin, who had failed to see yellow flags on the run into Clearways. The incident dropped me down to sixth, before my old team-mate Mat Jackson pipped me for seventh at the line.
Fair play to Rob, though, he did come up and apologise to me after the race, and he looked distraught. I have huge respect for people who can hold their hands up when they’ve done wrong. Although I was seventh at the line, I was promoted to sixth after Rob was disqualified for overtaking under yellow flags. Two top-tens in the first two races was sounding pretty good to me.
After the reverse-grid draw, I was sitting in third place on the grid at the start of race three, thinking to myself “I can win this”, especially with the good starts the BMWs had been getting. I got to the front by the end of lap one, and I probably used the left-rear up early, which I can put down to a lack of experience with the rear-wheel drive car. I was quite comfortable while Tom Chilton, who was in the new Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra, was behind me, but then Colin [Turkington, WSR team-mate] came through. Colin was right on my rear bumper for the final two laps so I went defensive. Watching it back I was a little scrappy, and if it hadn’t been Colin behind me I may not have ended the race on the top step. It was a high-pressure end, and looking back I could have driven better.