VICTORY IN SPORTS CAR OPEN MASTERS!
Round 3 of the Sports Car Open Masters was held at the glorious Circuit Zolder, and having missed Round 2 due to real world racing commitments we were looking forward to sinking our teeth into this one.
Cooper Webster did a phenomenal job in the opening qualifying session, taking Pole Position by 0.18sec in the end. The race got off to a good start, with Jordan Caruso converting the race start to a solid margin ahead of the Coanda Simsport duo of Mitchell Dejong & Josh Rogers at the pitstop, before handing the car over to Cooper to bring it home. On a slightly different strategy, it was about maintaining the 2 second gap back on slightly older tyres and Cooper did a masterful job to take our first victory of the series, and also as the only BMW in the Top 15 points paying positions.
Whilst Race 1 went pretty well perfect, Race 2 got off to a rocky start right away, being nudged off at Turn 1 and dropping well back, then taking avoiding action down in the pack from an incident at the middle chicane. The race went from bad to worse getting collected in other people's accidents and they'd bring the damaged M4 home in 18th place and out of the points.
Nevertheless it was a momentous result for the team and for Jordan and Cooper. We can take this momentum forward to the second half of the season when it returns in August.