It’s absolutely gutting, though. The reverse grid had drawn me third for the last race, meaning that, given our strong starts, it was incredibly likely that I’d have ended up leading into the complex and would have been a strong contender for a podium at the chequered flag.
That being said, I have no question that the right decision was made. I was not in any fit state for that race and I can now concentrate on going to Oulton Park where the BMW should be quite competitive.
Before Oulton, though, I’m really looking forward to going to Speedmachine this weekend and competing in the British round of the World Rallycross Championship. The new event setup looks really cool, and when I was offered the chance to compete in my home event – and the first rallycross race at Silverstone – it really was a no-brainer. Unfortunately, it looks like it might be a public shakedown as the car is only just finished, but I have no doubt that it’s going to be a fun weekend!