With our race season now at an end we saw the possibility of get Bradley out in the TCR Hyundai so that he could gauge how much different it was to other cars he has driven in the hope that we may run two Hyundai’s next year.
On Friday we had three practice sessions, all in the wet, but from the first lap we could see Bradley had the skill and experience to get the best out of the Hyundai. The day testing went well with Bradley improving on his times every lap.
This took place on Sunday morning with the rain falling making track conditions very difficult, Bradley took this in his stride and soon headed the qualifying leaving the other cars far behind.
As this was an all comers race run in classes there were cars vastly superior to ours and by the end of qualifying a Ferrari 488 challenge EVO had taken pole from Bradley but if you spend £300K on a car you should expect to be on pole.
Following qualifying we had just 2.5 hours to prepare for the race, the sun was now shining but the track was wet. With this in mind the decision was taken to go with wet tyres, Bradley dropped in behind the Ferrari where he stayed for most of the race only to be over taken by two Radicals as the track dried and his wet tyres were no longer working efficiently. At the flag Bradley was in fourth place but first in his class some 2 laps ahead of his nearest rival.
The weekend served its purpose and Bradley showed that racing a TCR would be the way forward for both him and the team.