Double Podium at first Tricolore round
Two podiums and close racing for Bassett’s first race weekend of 2018
Chris Bassett had a strong first weekend in the new Track Attack Tricolore 2018 championship, scoring two podium finishes and two class wins at Brands Hatch in his Peugeot 205 GTi.
Chris hit the ground running in qualifying at his local circuit in Kent, putting his Spoox Motorsport prepared Peugeot fourth on the grid for the opening race of the weekend, following some issues in qualifying.
He then got the jump on Nick Gwinett’s Renault Clio to move into third at the start, where he followed the two Renault Clio’s of Tony Bell and Russ Thompson closely throughout the race, waiting for an opportunity to pounce. That opportunity arose when the leading trio came up behind back backers and Chris moved up into second place (first in class). The remaining ten laps were at a relentless pace with the top three being no more than two seconds apart for the entire race. And so it finished, with Chris coming second less than 5 tenths of a second behind Thompson and setting a new personal best along the way.
For the second race, Chris qualified second following the previous race finishing position.
From there, He made a good start and was fighting with Thompson and Hunter throughout the race – again being no more than two seconds apart for the entire race. Again, a very fast-paced race ensured another action packed round of the Tricolore Championship. Another personal best was also set.
Chris left his local circuit in good spirits after a double podium finish and two class wins, with the Tricolore championship looking set to be one of the closest in years.
Chris Bassett said:
“It’s been a great start to the year. It was a very good first two rounds and alot of hard work by Spoox Motorsport has paid off.
“It’s always nice to have a good start to the race season and also with it being at my local circuit. Our pace was good throughout and we look forward to visiting Prembrey on 21 April where we will hope to have another strong race.”
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