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Cognition sponsor driver for Porsche Carrera Cup - Thruxton weekend report from the driver:

7 June 2023

That winning feeling!

‘Friday started off well for us dialling in the car and myself well, we knew the races would be tricky with the tyres so elected to do a race run in FP2.

Saturday – Qualifying went well, we had a nice gap at the start, and I didn’t find too much traffic. On my first tyre run, I didn’t quite make the most out of my lap, so I was looking forward to giving it a second shot towards the end of the session. I managed to put in a lap good enough for P2, but unfortunately the yellow flags came out just at the wrong time, meaning my lap was disallowed. So my first run was then good enough for a starting position of 5th.

Sunday Race 1 – starting from 5th, we knew we had the pace to move forward. I managed to make a good start and quickly got into 4th but very quickly lost the place again as I got checked up on the inside of the complex, from there to the midpoint of the race unfortunately I just couldn’t get the tyres to work and ended up dropping back to 7th until the halfway point at which my car came alive. I managed to make a nice little double overtake to retake my 5th place and with a handful of laps to go, quickly catching up to 4th just about running out of time, so a 5th place finish for Race 1.

Sunday Race 2 – Thankfully, after finishing in 5th, ball number 5 was drawn, so it meant I was starting from pole, a rather exciting prospect after our qualifying pace on the Saturday. I managed to get away well and had a couple of seconds in hand by the time we got to church for the first time. Unfortunately, at that point, the safety car came out, so it closed the gap right back up again. I managed to get a good jump on the safety car restart ad quickly extended my lead. With half the race gone, the gap was nice, but I knew I would have to start saving some tyres if I were to make it to the end. I had a hard charging Josh Malin behind, but thankfully, I just about has enough of an advantage when on lap 20 my tyres completely gave out. I just had enough in the tank to take my first win of the season!'

Up next… Oulton!

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