🏁 RACE RESULTS - Croft Circuit:
Qualification - 5th
Race 1 - 3rd
Race 2 - 4th
Race 3 - DNF
We are very proud to be sponsoring our very own Steve Roberts as he competes in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB. As well as being our CFO and COO, Steve is an experienced and successful racing driver and is currently battling it out with a grid full of Porsche racing drivers, each of whom drive an identical and exhilarating 425 hp Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport car in the championship.
With races taking place around the country’s most famous tracks, the Sprint Challenge series is one of the events supporting the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. This means Steve can regularly be seen sporting the Glasswall livery live on ITV4, with race weekends still to come at Donington Park, Silverstone and Brands Hatch before the championship concludes in October.
With nine of the 18 championship rounds now completed, Steve leads the championship standings by 11 points. In the first races at Donington Park, he delivered an outstanding performance with two race wins and a third-place finish, to take an early lead in the table. You can check out the action and highlights here.
He then backed that up in rounds 4, 5 and 6 with a brace of podium finishes at Snetterton, to extend his championship lead. Showing strong pace, he secured more useful points, including a bonus point for the fastest lap, also equalling the lap record. Snetterton highlights are available here.
Most recently, the series moved to North Yorkshire to the Croft circuit, where racing can be traced back to the 1920s.
Describing his Croft race weekend, Steve said, “Redline Racing provided me with a great race car, which allowed me to top the times in both free practice sessions on the Friday. However, in qualifying I didn’t quite put my best lap together, with my fastest effort being 0.146 seconds off the pole position lap time. With the championship as competitive as it is now, it meant the lap time was only good enough for P5 on the grid! In Race 1, I had a good launch off the lights and got to P3 by turn 2. However, I dipped a wheel onto the grass on the first run onto the back straight, which saw me drop back to P6. I then battled back up to P4 by the flag, which became P3 following a post-race penalty given to another driver. I also got the bonus championship point for the fastest lap. In Race 2, I had a lacklustre launch and held station. There were some minor shenanigans during the race, but I ended the race in P4. Sadly, Race 3 lasted just two corners before I made contact with another car in a racing incident, leading to a DNF. So while some momentum was lost at Croft, we still secured a useful podium finish, and the team and I are already focused on getting back on top for the remainder of the season.”
Next up, it’s back to the scene of Steve’s early season success when the cars return to Donington Park on 26th-27th August, this time on the GP layout. Best of luck, Steve!