Wednesday 14th May 2003

Ultima: Aaron Scott at Knockhill

Ultima racer Aaron Scott fills us in on his British GT race in Scotland
Knockhill marked my first race in the British GT Championship. Having been ready to make my debut at Donington and Snetterton I was keen to get the car to the flag and bag some points for me, Steve and the team. We had a few problems in qualifying and this meant we started 11th for race one, however we moved up to 7th place by the flag. We had a good pit stop, there was a slight delay as we attended to a problem with the gear linkage. I was pleased with my stint and learnt a lot.

For race two Steve started the race, he started most of the races last season and it made sense for him to start the races at Knockhill. I took the car over in 8th place and fought through to 6th place at the flag. I had a good dice with the Corvette and managed to get by at the hairpin in the latter stages of the race. We were able to run a strong pace despite the fact that we had a cylinder go down on the engine.

Our biggest handicap so far has been our lack of track time and this has meant we have spent time fixing problems rather than making the car go faster. However, we hope now we can focus on improving the set up on the car and I'm optimistic we have a top 3 car for Silverstone. The boys in the team are superb, they are the hardest working guys you could meet!

I'm really looking forward to Silverstone now and I hope we'll be on the podium!  

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on 14th May 2003