What a weekend, extremely challenging and as they say character building. The Adelaide 3.22km circuit wasn’t the kindest of tracks.
Despite a few engine dramas in Practice 1 & 2 we were overall happy with my progress. Unfortunately in qualifying I was trying to set down my base lap and pushed a little too hard and had a lapse in concentration which had a really costly consequence making contact with the wall at the infamous Turn 8.
The guys at MW Motorsport worked hard to try and get me back on the grid for Race 1 later that day but we didn’t have the time needed so I ended up having to watch that race from the pits. Everyone at the track and on social media was extremely supportive and uplifting and kept reminding me that there aren’t many drivers who haven’t been into the wall at the same location.
This was my first round in the Nissan Altima and also at the Adelaide street circuit and after getting a good run in Race 2 & Race 3 I am beginning to feel more comfortable and confident in the car and myself.
Despite what was an all-round challenging weekend there are plenty of positives to take away from the weekend with a much better performance in Race 3. In this race I had good pace and made my way up to as high as 14th and challenging for 13th position when I attempted a pass which I wasn’t able to stick and ended up finishing the race in 15th position.
It is true when they say that it is easy to catch but hard to pass especially on the streets of Adelaide. I had some good runs, some bad runs and everything in between but there are a lot of things I can take away from this weekend which will help me set myself up for the next round at Barbagallo Raceway in May.
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