Round five (races nine and ten) of the 2019 Caterham 270R Championship was held at Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium on the weekend of 20th and 21st July.
|Daniel French - Caterham 270R - Eau Rouge Corner - Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium|
I qualified sixth on the gird, which was my 2nd lowest qualifying position of this year, and also of my Caterham Race 'Career'.
The forecasted conditions for the race were mixed / dry, so I thought it best to be a little cautious and go with a middle tyre in case it rained, but was on a full dry suspension setup (as I think everyone else was).
|Tyre choice was critical for the first race|
The weather got worse, minute by minute, until nearly every corner was like a river and the car was aquaplaning everywhere. A few people went off, and the race was eventually red-flagged with myself in 2nd place (after having an off myself at 13:31).
Having not put a foot on the podium this weekend, it was a pretty long drive home. I had a chance to reflect on the weekend, and was still pleased with the result, how I drove, and most of all having been part of a race weekend at Spa! A lifelong dream!
|Cracked Upper Wishbone Mount|
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