Peter Kyle-Henney at SilverstonePepe Massot’s race was over before it even began as his car was unable to leave the grid for the warm up lap of round sixteen of the Porsche Carrera Cup. The car was unceremoniously pushed off the grid as the rest of the field circled the 1.6 mile track. The team tried to get the car going in the pit lane but, despite best efforts, the number fourteen car was left stranded in the pits and out of the race.

“These things happen,” said Pepe. “To be fair it’s the first mechanical problem we’ve had with the car.” The problem was traced to the differentials, which were replaced after the race. “It was not a good start for Pepe so we’re going to look into that because it’s really disappointing and not what you want.” Added team boss Paul Robe.  “We’ll get it sorted though and ready for the race tomorrow.”

Peter Kyle-Henney endured a tough race having to nurse his car after contact with title rival Steven Liquorish. The ProAm2 driver managed to bring the car home for a class podium behind victor Kelvin Fletcher but it was certainly not the way he would like to race.

“It was a disappointing race,” said Peter. “We got some good points from it but there as too much contact. I got hit two or three times into Becketts and then entering Brooklands. I was defending and I got hit from behind and it spun the car around. Somewhere along the line Steve Liquorish did his radiator so he retired and it was a lonely race after that. The car will need some work though as it doesn’t drive in a straight line.”

It was a very eventful race for both drivers,” said Paul Robe. “Peter got a brilliant start from P2 and was going well. He was defending nicely and then unfortunately got clobbered. He managed to get going again and recover to a very good second position, which is good for the points. It’s not what we wanted though and it’s a shame that a race can be affected like that. “

It will definitely be a case of onwards and upwards for the Parr Motorsport team for round seventeen on Sunday. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s race and the boys will be working hard on the car tonight to make sure it’s ready so let’s see what we can do,“ said an optimistic Pepe.