The GKR TradePriceCars.com team was able to celebrate a second successive win in the Jack Sears Trophy at the end of a tough weekend of racing as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship headed for Oulton Park for the third round of the year. The Audi team made the long trip to Cheshire keen to challenge inside the top ten, with James Gornall confident about impressing in their Audi S3s.
Saturday would prove to be a challenging day for the pair however, with both drivers left with work to do on race day after a difficult qualifying session. James would find himself 22nd on the grid for the opening race despite setting a time just 1.3s off pole position.
Race day dawned with rain in the air, and the heavens opened as the cars headed for the grid, with both drivers ultimately swapping to wet tyres before the start of race one – which was delayed after an incident for another driver on the green flag lap. Once the action finally kicked off in treacherous wet conditions, James climbed up into 19th and would run inside the top 20 throughout and crossed the line in 18th despite suffering visibility problems throughout the race.