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Challenging weekend for Andrew Watson at Snetterton

Andrew Watson battled hard at Snetterton in a challenging outing for the Northern Irishman in round three of the British Touring Car Championship.

The weekend kickstarted with Andrew claiming P7 and P15 in Saturday morning's free practice sessions as he looked to build up momentum ahead of the all important qualifying session on Saturday afternoon.

However, a series of red flag stoppages hampered the qualifying session that followed and a track limit breach would see Andrew stripped of a time that yielded a place in the top-ten, resulting in P19 for the opening race of Sunday's racing action.

Race one would see Andrew tussle for position amongst the pack to take the chequered flag in P18, before he repeated the same result in race two that followed.

For the final race of the day, the lack of temperature would see the hard tyre runners struggle and Andrew couldn't put his talent to use and progress through the pack, which would yield another P18 finish at the fall of the chequered flag.

Looking back on the weekend, Andrew said:

“The weekend started quite positively; we had the pace yesterday to qualify inside the top ten. But track limits scuppered that, and we struggled running back in the pack today.

“In the last race, on the Hard tyre, the ambient temperature dropped a bit, so I think we just missed the window. It was just about staying on track and scoring some Jack Sears Trophy points.

“A difficult weekend, but we’re still feeling positive. The team did everything right and ran well, there were no mistakes from that side, so fair play. We move on to Thruxton.”

Leaving Snetterton, Andrew currently occupies P19 in the drivers' standings and P5 in the Jack Sears Trophy with 109 points.

Andrew's debut season will continue as the championships turns it's attention to the thrilling Thruxton Circuit for round four of the season on the 3-4 June.

Image courtesy of Power Maxed Racing


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