Craig tries to shake off his car problems

Craig Mitchell

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GREENFAULDS racer Craig Mitchell, pictured, arrived at the Snetterton 300 Norfolk circuit following another trip to a specialist rolling road facility to try and cure the technical fault which has affected the race car all year.

After a few tweaks the commissioning engineers felt the car was much better and ready for a strong weekend.

Friday had four practice sessions available but different weather conditions made setting the car up very difficult. The weather for the Saturday event was going to be nice and so a bit of guesswork was put in place. Qualifying took place early Saturday and Craig found himself in third slot on the grid but worryingly off the pace of the two cars on row one.

The race start was almost immediately red flagged following a dreadful incident which involved five or six cars coming together; four of the cars did not make it into the race, due to the damage. Luckily Craig had made a good start and was clear of the following pack before it all went wrong.

On the restart Craig did not get away well and found himself in fourth place after the first lap. By the time he found his way past the Lola of Harry Chapman he was well off the two cars at the front and certainly the lap times were showing signs of issues with the car not performing well.

At the chequered flag Craig was happy to take the third place but very disappointed that the car just could not find any grip on the corners, which was put down to incorrect tyre pressures.

Another third place with good points in the championship.

Follow Craig at www.craigmitchell.info.