Racing gets underway at Castle Combe
The Castle Combe 2018 season made its traditional start with Howard's Day.
The persistent heavy rain made the morning qualifying sessions tricky for both competitors and spectators, but despite the weather a good crowd turned out for the opening meeting, and with the weather improving slightly after lunch, they were treated to a great day of racing.
The Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship featured several local competitors including Chris Hignell from Yate in his Class D Peugeot 106, Chipping Sodbury's Nathan Nicholls in his Class C Citroen Saxo and Dursley's Alex Kite in Class A with his Audi TT,
Kite, who only sat in his Audi TT the day before the race, finished the race second in Class A and third overall. "It was an amazing day for us as we had only tested the car the previous day so to be able to put the car 3rd place on the grid after qualifying was quite surreal, and to follow it up with finishing 3rd overall in the race surpassed our expectations massively."
Nathan Nicholls first time in competitive racing ended well despite the tricky conditions and he finished 5th in class. Nathan said: “Having done lots of track days in the past this year I was excited to get into competitive racing for the first time.”
Photo courtesy of Jeff Gendall Photgraphy