Wow, that’s how to nail the first lap when starting from P7… Matty Street’s first lap at Silverstone was sensational! Relive it here…
Eventful debut in the BritCar Trophy
Matty was competing in the 2021 Britcar Trophy (April 25th 2021) that takes place at the UK’s leading circuits (including Silverstone & Brands Hatch). Driving for Team BRIT, the only race team in the world that only has drivers with different disabilities, Matty’s team mate, Andrew Tucker, had qualified them in 7th place.
P7 to P2 on first lap
Driving the first stint at the race, Matty made a brilliant start getting to the inside for turn 1 and then making the advantage count as he cut through the pack to P2 by the end of the first lap.
As you can see from the footage, a battle to hold that 2nd place was well underway when a safety car brought the pack back together while damage lower down the order was cleared.
As racing resumed after the safety car, pulled a moved to momentarily gain P1… heady times! Unfortunately Matty was caught out shortly afterwards and this saw him slip back to P4 in a very competitive race. Matty held 4th place throughout the remainder of his stint.
What might have been
Unfortunately a slight issue at the pit stop during refuelling meant that my team mate left the pits in P8. During his stint he was able to claw back a place and so we finished P7.