POWER Maxed Racing’s excellent 2018 form continued at the sixth round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship held in Norfolk at the technically demanding Snetterton circuit.
This was an historic meeting as it was celebrating the BTCC’s sixtieth anniversary race, it was to be the third race of the trio of races held.
A 60-mile race with no success ballast, it was nearly double the length of a normal race, testing the mettle of the Bidford-based team.
Josh Cook encountered trouble in both free practices, whilst Senna Proctor set competitive times in both free practice sessions which looked good for the two qualifying sessions, one for race one and a 15-minute blast for the anniversary third race of the Sunday trio of races.
Fortunes were reversed in qualifying though, as Cook took a superb sixth-place grid slot for race one and 11th for race three.
These were good results for Cook, after the tribulations of free practice.
Proctor, however, after showing a good turn of speed in the free sessions, slipped down the order in qualifying and took 19th for race one and 20th for race three.
Race day came and the weather had changed for the worse, with wind and heavy rainfall greeting the BTCC field as they lined up for race one.
Cook drove a sensible race as he brought the Vauxhall Astra home in fourth place which was a solid start to the day.
Proctor had a dnf which compromised his grid slot for race two, where he would start 25th.
This led to a brilliant result for Proctor, as he drove thru the field with daring overtaking manoeuvres and took a stunning seventh place at the chequered flag.
Cook backed this up with a stunning second place after once again he drove a hard, but fair race.
The showpiece “DiamondDouble” celebration race brought more points for Cook and Proctor as they took a seventh and a 12th-place finish respectively in the race.
Cook’s results pushed him into the top five, 32 points adrift of the championship leader, whilst Senna is placed just outside the top ten in 12th place.
The team now move onto Rockingham in a couple of weeks, hoping to push on and continue their impressive form.