Kidderminster’s Nathan Freke was competing in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup races at Thruxton, supporting the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

After issues at both Donington Park & Brands Hatch, Nathan was determined to get three podium finishes at the fastest race circuit in the UK where tyre wear would be a big factor, and where success had been elusive in the past. After the one qualifying session Nathan qualified in 2nd place on the grid behind Breeze, who he had managed to outfox in the 3rd race at Donington Park.

As the lights went out Nathan almost stalled and so has to drop the clutch and fishtail away being lucky only to lose one place to Adam Morgan. This left Breeze out in front with initially Morgan & Nathan having a mighty battle but that elusive overtaking manoeuvre didn’t quite happen. At the three quarter distance Sharp caught up with the battle ahead and there was a three way battle to the line with Nathan holding onto 3rd place by backing up Sharp before the last chicane and then gunning it to the chequered flag.

This meant that Nathan would start in 3rd place for the first of the two Sunday races and this time the front three stayed as one with Breeze unable to get away from the close attention of Morgan & Nathan. On lap 12 Nathan managed to pass Morgan at Goodwood and a lap later he passed leader Breeze around the outside of Noble to move into a clear lead. Then on lap 15 issues started to appear with Nathan’s car which slowed by over 4 seconds, allowing Morgan into the lead and then on the last lap the ECU gave up and the car stopped  at Noble, with a desolate Nathan slamming his car door shut and walking away, knowing a certain win has been taken away from him.

After the race Nathan was very down but promised “I will give it my best shot in race three, I have saved two new rear tyres which should allow me to get through the G50 class runners and catch up with the leaders.”

The start of race three had an immediate red flag as poleman James stalled on the line and was hit by two other G50 class competitors. At the re-start Nathan made up a couple of places but at the end of lap 1 his right driveshaft broke and so he retired to the pits.

Nathan would like to thank his hard working Century Motorsport crew along with sponsor The Player International for their support during a trying weekend.

The next races are at the Oulton Park circuit near Chester on the weekend of June 4th & 5th.