Last weekend saw the SEAT Cupra Championship visit the Silverstone circuit for its penultimate round of 2005. The weekend started off quite well for me with a top four finish in every test session on the Friday.As we moved to qualifying day – Saturday – everything looked promising. We started off the session topping the times before slipping back to eighth. We made a couple of changes to the car which pushed us up to second with only two minutes to go. Just as the last cars put in their qualifying times we slipped back to fifth on the grid for race one. Qualifying two was just as exciting. We were quickest for most of it but slipped to fourth in the final minutes. It was one of the closest qualifying sessions of the year. A damp and cold start to Sunday meant tricky conditions for race one. After the lights turned green there were four cars side by side going into the first corner. There was a bit of bumping and I came through in fifth. During the race the car developed a misfire and during the break between races we found a damper had also failed. The fifth place result was not too bad considering. In race two I got a great start up to third but got pipped on the line to finish fourth. I had the fastest lap for most of the race which shows a great improvement in the car. After 18 laps the top four were covered by just over a second.
Henry Taylor’s day job is running a mortgage broking business in Eastbourne on the south coast of England, when not taking part in the Seat Cupra Championship