After the long wait from when the cars arrived at the Hartech workshop as blank canvases those many months ago it was finally time for the first race. The cars were primed and polished ready for their track debut. Ben was all set for the race, Marcus however suffered an injury only days before the team were due to be at Brands. He had a small fracture at the top of his arm but tissue damage meant it was very weak so he couldn’t risk any more damage to it due to racing, so he was forced to sit this one out. Hartech have also banned him from riding motorcycles for the rest of the season!
Both cars were taken down to Brands Hatch and were driven by Ben on the test day. This meant the cars could get out on track and the varying conditions gave the team another opportunity to learn something about setting the cars up. Although this was all very frustrating for Marcus, who spent most of his time moaning about how un-seasonally cold it was and trying to console himself by making the most of the Hartech hospitality – which now consists of a smart campervan as well as the kettle and Hob-Nobs!
The racing itself had fantastic results with Ben doing well in the first race with a top 5 finish and moving from ninth place to a win in the second race. The cars did the team justice after all of the hard work and determination that has gone in to developing them. Marcus is now recovering well and raring to go at the Oulton park rounds on Saturday 2nd of June. He hopes to can carry on a winning streak for the team.
Porsche Club Race Report can be found by clicking here.