After two exhilarating opening rounds to the 2022 Trackday Championship season, there was a high level of anticipation as round three of TDC roared into life at Anglesey’s Trac Môn circuit.
Despite TDC having never raced at the Welsh circuit before, as qualifying got underway it became quickly apparent there was going to be some fierce competition for pole, with a number of impressive lap times being set right from the off. There were a number of eyes on Tylah Motorsport #71, as John Lyne hoped to capitalize on his opening two victories with a pole position in Wales. However, despite setting the early benchmark time, Lyne would have to settle for second on the grid behind Unique Racing #89. Unique’s duo of Palk/Pottinger secured pole position on their fourth lap of ten, with a lap time of 1:18.555. Apple Car Centre secured third on the grid, ahead of Class C polesitters Unique Racing #98. McKee Motorsport and PRO-AM Racing rounded out the top three qualifiers in Class C, while the Class D top three were separated by less the 0.2secs! It was Boreham Motorsport’s Reece Warrick who eventually came out on top, narrowly edging Fiesta_ClubRacer and Alister Esam.
After a brief Safety Car period in the opening laps, it was Tylah Motorsport #71 who led the pack, closely followed by Unique Racing #89. A fantastic start for PRO-AM Racing saw the team rise from seventh on the grid to third, narrowly ahead of Class C rival Abbitt Motorsport.
As the race progressed, numerous battles ensued throughout the field. The importance of savvy pit stop strategy and good race management were needed to be successful and all the teams realised this. As the checkered flag dropped, it was polesitters Unique Racing #89 who took the top step of the podium, ahead of PRO-AM Racing – who capitalised on their fantastic start to take the Class C victory – and overall championship leaders Tylah Motorsport #71. Alfie Hyde (Tylah Motorsport #172) joined teammate John Lyne and race winners Palk/Pottinger on the Class B podium, while another strong performance from Dan Abbitt earned second in Class C for Abbitt Motorsport. Unique Racing #98 rounded out the Class C podium finishing eighth on the road.
Fiesta_ClubRacer improved on their qualifying position to storm to Class D victory and extend their class championship lead, being joined on the class podium by Coupes & Convertibles Racing and Ronan Quinn Racing. Impressive drives from all.
Congratulations to all of our podium finishers!
Attention now turns to Snetterton and round four of Trackday Championship 2022, in the first weekend of July. See you there!