Despite testing conditions, the College of West Anglia’s (CWA) motorsport team ended their racing season on a high at Oulton Park, Cheshire.
After a good test day in dry conditions, the team from the college’s Wisbech campus was faced with a rain-soaked day.
Wet weather made track conditions testing. Despite this, CWA came out of race one unscathed.
Their driver, Andrew Tsang, had a good start and pulled a 12.5-second lead on the next car in class until there was an accident and the safety car was deployed.
CWA lost the advantage gained on second place and needed to pit for a driver change.
Second driver, Chris Middleton, battled the slippery surfaces and achieved increasingly quicker lap times, shaving a second off each of the previous laps to finish second in class.
Despite a further accident in race two, CWA impressed again and once Tsang took over in heat seven, the track began to dry out and the team sealed another second place in class.
John-Paul Latham, team principal, said: “All in all it was a wet but fantastic race weekend and a great end to the season. The student team members were impressive for only their second race weekend since joining our CWA course in September and our two drivers, Andrew and Chris, have been fantastic throughout this season.
“Special thanks go to Jack Howling, our former TSO, technician and race team engineer, who has now ‘fled the nest’ for new challenges; the College of West Anglia’s technology and marketing departments for their ongoing support; and our sponsors, who made this season possible.”