Jun 19, 2016

Second podium for Peter Kyle-Henney, Sean hit out of contention

Parr Motorsport narrowly saw two potential victories for Sean Hudspeth and Peter Kyle-Henney lost in a scrappy and rain filled second race at Croft.

Sean made a superb start in the ProAm1 class to take the lead heading into Hawthorn. Not content with just the class lead, Sean continued to set blistering times to run as high as eighth overall and mix it with the pros.

Unfortunately, those same pros would ruin Sean’s race. A rival Pro car tagged the rear of Sean, sending him into spin and forcing him to finish fifth in class. Peter fared better on the rainy circuit and, like Sean, was able to move into his class lead.

Comfortably in front of ProAm2 for large durations, Peter was narrowly pipped to the class win late on but his second place ensured two podiums in two races.

Sean Hudspeth, Grid 3rd, Race 5th

“I got an excellent start and was able to take the lead into the second corner. I started to pull away and was doing everything I could to hold the lead. Then a few recovering pros ran around my position and I did as much as I could to let them pass while battling the second place in my class. Unfortunately a driver who wasn’t in the championship battle tagged me into a spin and ruined my race.”

Peter Kyle-Henney Grid 2nd, Race 2nd

“Big thanks to Josh, he has made such a difference and given such mega support as our driver coach. Without him, we wouldn’t have done so well. It got tougher and tougher out there with the weather, so I wanted to play it safe and secure second rather than push too much and overdo it for an attempt at the win. I’m very happy with my results this weekend.”

Declan Robe, Team Manager

“It was very much a race of two halves. Peter was excellent at the start and took the lead. He’s very happy with a first and second which we’re over the moon with. His pace is constantly improving and we look forward to Snetterton with him.

For Sean it was one to forget, he was second in the first race which was decent. His second race he was on for the win and showed good speed but then he’s hit up the rear by a pro driver. Sean couldn’t let him through too easily as his nearest rival in second in class was right there too. So the pro driver made some contact trying to pass and put him into a spin on the grass. We’ll bounce back.

Josh Webster, Driver Coach

“It’s been a very positive weekend for us and absolutely mega for Peter. It’s almost another win for him with how he drove out there. If you’d have offered him and me second in qualifying, two fastest laps, a win and second we’d have snapped your hands off. I’m gutted for Sean as he lost a good result because of someone else, but we’ll use it as motivation for Snetterton.”