Charlie Martin enjoys superb start to the season at Silverstone



R1 - SILVERSTONE - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS

  • Charlie and teammate Jack Fabby enjoyed a stunning opening day of the season

  • They qualified P4 overall and third in class ahead of the day's two races

  • Charlie started the first race and held firm in P3 in the Praga class during her stint

  • Her efforts meant Fabby was able to rejoin the race in contention for victory

  • Following their race win, the pair lined up P2 on the grid for the second race

  • Charlie once again took the start of the race, which saw an extended safety car following a first lap incident

  • Despite a 15-second success penalty, the Powerhouse Performance by Praga duo battled to P2 in class

  • They head to Snetterton in two weeks time with the lead of the Praga championship

CHARLIE’S RACE REVIEW

“It's been a brilliant day! I'd like to say a huge thanks to all of the team, we've spent a lot of time testing and preparing to get to this moment so to come away from the weekend with a win and second-place is really rewarding for everyone.


"The plan for the start of each race was to just keep it clean and avoid any trouble, which I was able to do! From there we just needed to keep pushing and make the most of any opportunities, which we did with the safety car in the first race.


"As a new class in the championship, there were a lot of firsts for everyone which made it even more special to be fighting at the sharp end of the field. We enjoyed some brilliant racing and I'm really grateful to Jack for sharing all his knowledge of the car - we've got a really good base to build on as we push ahead for the rest of the season."