Jun 19, 2016

Narrow margins prevent Parr poles at Croft

Peter Kyle-Henney found plenty of time following yesterday’s testing to narrowly miss out on a double ProAm2 pole at Croft, and will start second for both races.

The Hampshire man felt he’d found an extra second from the two testing sessions on Thursday, and was fast out the box to set quick laps. His best would ultimately be just two hundredths of a second off the class pole.

Meanwhile, team-mate Sean Hudspeth also had a step up in pace, and managed to secure a third place start in ProAm1 for the second race.

He’ll start in fourth for the opener but, with improvements still being made, will fancy his chances of a podium finish tomorrow.

Sean Hudspeth (ProAm1) Grid 3rd, 4th

“That was a big improvement, and I think we found two seconds on yesterday’s running, so it was a big step forward. The only downside was that it wasn’t pole in class. Still, I believe in myself and the team that we can do well and get some good results. My best lap came on an off when I braked and went a little wide. The fact it was my best lap shows there’s a lot more to come. We’ve found a lot of time and I don’t know Croft well, so it’s a good sign of our potential.”

Peter Kyle-Henney (ProAm2) Grid 2nd, 2nd

“I was driving the car to the limit, pushing everywhere. I could feel it was a significant amount of time gained on yesterday’s testing, and amazing that we found so much on a small change.

I was very quick on my first set of tyres, but the second set the track was a lot busier with traffic. It was two hundredths off the fastest time, but it’s not pole!”

Josh Webster – Driver Coach

“It’s very good from both drivers. I’m happy with both of them. It’s a shame Peter didn’t get pole, but he’s so much quicker and found a lot more time than his last visit here.

It’s the same for Sean, he’s got himself in a good positon and I fancy him against some of the drivers around him at the start. Both drivers are in a great position to compete for podiums tomorrow.”

Declan Robe – Team Manager

“We’re happy with today. We saw good improvements with both drivers so that’s very pleasing. We always want pole though.

With Peter he did a great lap and was unfortunate not to take the class pole. We’ve got some good data to work with now. Sean didn’t quite get the times on the first set of tyres, but he did on the second and he found a lot of time too. We’re probably lacking a few tenths, so hopefully we can improve for the races.”