After missing the previous round at Oulton Park, Porsche Centre Nottingham needed a trouble free weekend to get some good points on the board at Silverstone. Qualifiying was an interesting session, as the weather made for some bizarre conditions. At one point during the morning session, it was raining on one side of the circuit and dry on the other, so all the drivers had to be alert.
Matt managed to get plenty of laps in and get used to the car and the circuit and eventually qualified 9th in class for the two upcoming races in the day. Matt shared his thoughts on his first qualifiying session: "I was really pleased to get my first session out the way and get into a ryhthm early on, the car performed well and I was able to get used to it and start to get my times down. Overall for a first qualifying session I was very happy.
"Race one was a good test for me and I managed to gain a position and then hold it which was the main thing and it has done loads for my confidence. Again the car was spot on and I had a lot of fun. I came over the line in 8th.
"Race two I managed to get a better start off the line and hold position, however I did have a couple of moments where I lost concentration and I couldnt get back into that ryhthm. I was still pleased to come home where I qualified, in 9th.
Over the course of the day I managed to take just over six seconds off the time I set in qualifiying which is something I was most proud of."
Onwards and upwards to Brands Hatch in a few weeks time!
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