Race Preview: Ready for Brands Hatch Triple Header
Chris Bassett is preparing for a busy weekend of racing at Brands Hatch that will see him contest three races at the Kent circuit on 29 and 30 August.
Chris arrives at the latest rounds of BARC SE Cannons Tin Tops following a weekend of mixed emotions last time, where he set the seventh quickest time in qualifying to underline the potential of the Peugeot 205 GTi, before a broken brake master cylinder in race one forced retirement and a broken rear caliper halted progress in race two.
“Brands Hatch is my local track and I always try to do well there,” said Bassett. “While we certainly made progress last time out (also at Brands Hatch) it was disappointing not to really be able to show what the car can do. It shows glimpses and then bites us just as we think we are getting there. We’ve uprated the braking system, so that’s another new part – fingers crossed this time out we can enjoy some racing!”
“I am very much looking forward to a busy weekend,” said Bassett. “I am thankful to the team for all of the hard work they have put in between the last race. We have a pretty tough racing schedule over the next few weeks which also includes the GP circuit at Brands Hatch and then the possibility of trying a different race series which will see how far we’ve come with the development of the car.”
This meeting features a selection of races organised by BARC, including tin tops, single seaters and superkarts.
Qualifying will get underway at 17:45 on Saturday 29 August, with the three races the following day (Sunday 30 August) at 10:25, 14:40 and 17:55 respectively.
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