Championship decider at Brands Hatch
So this is it, the 2014 season finale. The final two rounds are coming up at Brands Hatch GP circuit this weekend and the title fight is going down to the wire between reigning double champion Michael Meadows and I.
At Silverstone Michael knocked 10 points off my lead in the standings so I now have a slim advantage of only 4 points.
I just didn’t have the pace to catch Michael in race one, starting and finishing 2nd. In race two on the rolling start, from the front row of the grid I was hit at the first corner and this contact dropped me down to 4th. I managed to salvage 3rd by the end of the race. By the time I’d overtaken for 3rd there wasn’t enough time to catch the two cars in front.
At least I kept my 100% podium record for the season, and the points accrued by Victor Jimenez and I managed to secure the Team Championship for Redline Racing.
Porsche International Scholarship
Immediately after the final race at Silverstone I flew to Valencia for the Porsche Motorsport International Scholarship shoot-out. There were 9 drivers from 8 countries competing for the scholarship prize of 200,000 Euros towards the budget for Porsche Supercup in 2015.
We’ll find out who is the winner in a few weeks’ time, but whatever the outcome I was proud to be selected to represent Great Britain and it was a fantastic experience to work with the Porsche factory team.
On to Brands Hatch…
With only 4 points between Michael and I, it will be an exciting end to the season at Brands Hatch and I know that many of you will be there to support me as I try to win the championship, so you can be sure I’ll do my best to put on a good show.
I’ve really enjoyed my first season in Porsches and to be leading the championship going into the final rounds is beyond my dreams for my rookie year.
Of course I’ll be giving it 100% this weekend as always. It’s been a pleasure racing against Michael all year, he’s a great driver and I have huge respect for him. Whoever takes the championship will be a worthy winner when the chequered flag falls on Sunday afternoon.
I look forward to seeing many of you there. Qualifying is at 12:00 on Saturday, race one at 10:00 on Sunday and the final race (shown live on ITV4) at 15.40.
Thanks for all your support, it means a lot to receive so many messages of encouragement.