Validating a leap year
Ash had a good race moving his way up through the field gaining eight places to finish in a very impressive 12th.
Jason finished in 25th after initially making up places but then dropping back to 27th after being forced off the track by Mike Bushell. For race two the Subaru drivers once again made great starts off the line with all three making up places on the opening lap.
Jason Plato commented “Well Donington proved to be a struggle!
It took us until the dying moments of qualifying to get the chassis working in the wet and although we have made good progress in the dry races with the new setup I’m running, despite a well handling car it is very clear that we need to improve in the bits between the corners! Disappointing weekend but we remain focused to try and find a solution.” Ash Sutton commented “Donington was a strong track for us last year regarding the cars cornering performance and it was very much the same this year.
But come Race 3 it was my turn to be on the hards, we knew as a team that it was all about damage limitation and it couldn't have gone much better, we only dropped back to sixth after starting on the front row." Josh Price commented “An unfortunate qualifying meant a tough weekend from the off.
Both Swindon and the team made a bold decision to change engines before Qualifying, this was always going to be a tough ask in such a short period of time but man its good watching them work as one.
I can't thank the boys enough for getting me out and it was just enough to get one flying lap on the board placing me P22.
The usual opportunity to scrub tyres and get a good set up for Sunday’s races doesn’t present itself and that coupled with a driveshaft failure for Jason and an engine failure for Ash certainly tested us to our limits on Saturday.
In true BMR spirit it didn’t phase our team of mechanics as it was jackets off and all hands on deck to complete an engine change for Ash and a new back end for Jason to eliminate any further issues.