Peter Kyle-Henney in free practice at CroftParr Motorsport drivers Peter Kyle-Henney and new signing Pepe Massot had a fruitful practice today at Croft. The North Yorkshire venue plays host to rounds eight and nine of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

After an initial rain shower which proved to only make the track surface a little moist and nothing more, the team was able to get down to some serious running. For the first session Peter Kyle Henney was looking into improving his technique around the track. “We were focusing on two specific areas of the track and I could see progress in those areas so it was good.” Said Peter. For Pepe it was about getting used to his new surroundings and learning the intricacies of the 991-type Porsche.

The second session was cut short after Paul McKay went off at the first corner bringing out the red flag for fifteen minutes. The session re-started allowing the drivers to complete their programmes.

“We were bedding in new brakes in the second session.” Said Peter. “The car was lovely in the fast bits but we’ll get there. It’s a great circuit, you’ve got to be very careful through the chicane though as the tyres are really close and at least four cars hit them today.”

“I had massive traffic on my second set of tyres when I was going for a time but we found what we needed to find.” said Pepe. “The pace is there, I’m not happy with the position we finished but I’m only three tenths off second place. I’m very happy with the team, I’m very happy with Porsche. I really like the way it works so I should be happy. I just need to do my job in qualifying tomorrow.” 

On the whole the day was very productive and team boss Paul Robe declared himself happy with the team’s performance. “It was a good Free Practice. It was the first time for Pepe on new tyres and we were pleased with his progress. We were working on different techniques to help him drive the car. We had traffic on the second set of tyres and the session was cut short but everything went well and Pepe should be pleased with his position. Peter was working on elements as it’s a difficult track to get used too grips with but he is adapting fine and is not too far away from where he wants to be.”