Podium finish for Charlie Martin at sodden Snetterton



ROUND TWO - SNETTERTON - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS

  • Snetterton played host to round two of the Britcar Endurance Championship

  • Torrential weather conditions dominated the day

  • The #91 Powerhouse Performance by Praga qualified P4 & P6 in class

  • Charlie and teammate Jack Fabby excelled in dismal conditions to finish P2 in race one

  • Starting P6 in race two, Charlie had climbed to the podium before the safety car was deployed

  • Unfortunately, Charlie was forced to retire after being collected in a pitlane collision in which all escaped injury

  • Heading to Oulton Park in three weeks time, Charlie now occupies P2 in the championship with 84 points

CHARLIE’S RACE REVIEW

“Today’s certainly been an experience! Firstly I’m really glad everyone is okay after the pitlane incident, it’s never nice to see things like that. Heading out on track in qualifying, I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced weather quite like it. With the conditions as they were, we were quite pleased with our efforts to qualify fourth and sixth in class as we knew we’d fare much better in race conditions.


“Starting behind the safety car in the first race was a sensible choice as it allowed some of the standing water to clear before we got going properly. It was still treacherous out there so it was simply a case of keeping it on the track and getting Jack in as good a position as possible for the remainder of the race, which we achieved with second place and the podium!


“We were aiming for more of the same in race two and I’d been able to get the car up to third place before the safety car came out. As was expected, everyone dived into the pits to make their stops under the safety car which meant it got very busy, very quickly. We were simply doing our own thing when we got collected and caught up in the incident behind us which is a real shame as we looked good for another podium. However, no one was hurt and that really is the most important thing. A huge thanks to the team for all their hard work as always, especially today. We’ll pick ourselves up and give it our all at Oulton Park!”