Oulton Park 2013

Craig spent a difficult, cold and blustery Friday 24th May at Oulton Park in practice which was badly affected by red flags and oil spillage in almost every session.

The Big Profile Sports 2000 Championship was visiting the Cheshire circuit racing on what was to be a busy Saturday to accommodate round two and three of the series.

During early qualifying Craig was quickly second fastest and pitted to save tyres only just dropping into third slot on the very last lap of the twenty minute qualifying session.

Round two started just after lunch and Craig was in a clear third when near the end of the race a safety car period bunched the field, the pace car left the circuit with only one lap to go during which an incident between the two front running Class A cars left the door open for Craig to cross the line in second place and first in class B.

The second race started with the grid pattern as per the previous race result, Craig made a strong start and despite losing the second slot to MCR's championship leading car around lap 10 he pushed on pleased with the car's performance.

In the final stages of the race Craig was surprised to all of a sudden find the second placed MCR car on the grass at the second chicane following a spin when attempting to pass the lead car which had suffered some damage during the incident and was losing significant lap time.

Craig really pushed his old Lola T88/90 soon catching the leading car but clearly slower Gunn TS11 and on the penultimate lap the two cars rounded Old Hall side by side, the Gunn coming out on top as the 25 year old low down force Lola just could not get the bite from the front tyres to maintain the pressure.

On the final lap three back markers on the pit straight disrupted Craig's progress and the race was over, another second place, first in class B and into a strong second place in the main championship.