After weeks of engine problems, resulting in a lack of testing on the run up to Snetterton, Lee arrived at the circuit, his hopes high when on the Friday test the fuel delivery problems were put to rest as the engine performed well.
Due to delays, the first and only full speed practice in the car only allowed a good performance check but with limited set-up time, however, following a good qualification Lee achieved 4th on the grid.
Race 1 – Start issues, couple of dropped places, then on lap two after closing on the leading pack disaster struck when the two drivers upfront battled into turn 1 resulting in car 50 spinning giving Lee nowhere to go, the high speed impact threw the car high into the air, ripping off the front wing and destroying key components. Dazed and bruised Lee climbed out of the car to check the damage.
The footage on YouTube and Lee’s website tells the story.
Grays Motorsport team worked tirelessly all night to rebuild the car, thankfully with the support of other teams who were fantastic in helping with the supply of much needed parts.
Race two – Lee started from the back of the grid due to the DNF. A great start that was hindered after a safety car incident, the unbalanced handling of car still effected by the massive smash on Saturday, Lee battled on and managed 6th in the shortened race. There’s a lot to do to catch the championship leader, going to have to work flat out on the run up to rounds 3 and 4 at Silverstone.