Lotus Cup UK race final for Ken and Ryan

Ryan’s Race Debut

Ryan was partnered by his race instructor Malcolm Edeson for his racing debut. Ryan competed in the first hour before handing over to Malcolm for the second half of the race.

The race started at 4.20 on Sunday evening so shortly after the race began the light started to go down leaving the last hour of the race in darkness.

The race commentator made the observation that he thought Ryan was the youngest ever race driver to make his racing debut in a night race.

As the race began Ryan started towards the back of the grid; after going into the qualifying session with a dry set up. Ryan drove consistently quick laps for fifty five minutes; until he brought the car in and handed over to Malcolm. Once all of the pit stops were completed Malcolm was running fourth in class. However he managed to pick up pace and get to second in class within forty minutes.

Unfortunately 10 minutes from the end of the race Malcolm noticed some electrical problems with the car which resulted in him having to finishing the race early. The culprit of the electrical fault was a lose wire in the alternator.

Ken’s final in the Lotus Cup UK race series

Kens race started with a wet qualifying session, but he managed to put his Lotus 211 on pole. Ken gained a good start to the race for a couple of laps but missed a gear coming out of Murrays corner allowing Steve Train to pass. The race ran for forty minutes until the safety car came out, at this point Ken’s car failed with a broken alternator.

Ken and Ryan are out again on the 9th November at Brands Hatch where they will take part in a six hour race. Ken and Ryan will be racing two cars in a tag team and are hoping to get onto the podium if they can avoid mechanical problems in their next race.

Ken’s previous races include; Snetterton, Brands Hatch Circuit, Oulton Park, Spa-Francorchamps, Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit and Donnington Park Grand Prix Circuit.

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