Pete Smallwood described his pace as making an improvement at round four at Donington Park today. The race got underway at 3:45 as the wind picked up and spots of rain started to fall. The tyre trollies were loaded with wets in anticipation of a downpour. It never arrived however and so the start got underway in dry conditions.

Pete got a great start from 13th on the grid to take Will Goff and ProAm2 rival off the line. “I had a pretty decent start,” said Pete. “I got stuck in and managed to pick up one place. If I’d been a bit more aggressive on the grass I guess I could have grabbed another one.” He chose discretion and filed in behind Brewster as the cars exited Redgate corner for the blast down the Craner Curves.  With Will Goff in hot pursuit the pair had a close and enjoyable scrap for the lead of ProAm2.  Pete placed his car well and had good pace to keep Will behind but at the chicane he succumbed as Will dived past. “It was an enjoyable scrap for four or five laps but Will made a good, clean move and he gradually pulled a gap and I just couldn’t hold him”, said Pete.

After that Pete ran his own race to finish second in class and pick another second placed trophy. “I need to do a lot of work on my technique before I can hang on to that sort of pace but by the time we get to Silverstone we should be there.” Concluded an upbeat Pete. “That was much better pace from Peter and he keeps improving.” Said Paul Robe.  “He went faster in the second race than we did in the first so we’ll keep working and we’ll get there.”

Pete’s next race will be at Oulton Park on June 8th & 9th.