Nick Leason racing in the BTCC
A wet weekend at Knockhill
With finances low, Knockhill was not an option for Nick Leason.
Although, Silverstone being the next round meant that Nick would need
some very good tyres to test on. Silverstone is a very big meeting for
CMS as Cube_design will have a large presence there, entertaining guests
throughout the weekend. Nick frantically raised some finance with the
assistance of Cube_design which enable the team to visit the Scottish
Circuit. The weekend objectives was to qualify and not race and leave
with some very good tyres to test on at Silverstone.
Severe weather conditions at Knockhill saw Nick Leason only complete
one lap in the first qualifying session. The car reached the gravel on
turn two and had to be retrieved by the marshals, which meant immediate
exclusion from the session. The car did not sustain any damage although
it gave the guys about 3hours work stripping and cleaning the gravel from
The second qualifying session saw Nick complete six laps and return to
the pits safely. The weather was closing in and getting worse.
By time sunday came the horizontal rain and low cloud base helped the
team feel better about not racing. The conditions resembled winter not
an August summers day.Nick was pleased not to be out racing as the terrible
driving conditions just seemed to get worse with visibility down to a
So objective achieved and it was home to Northampton and get ready for
Silverstone in three weeks.
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