Oliver Bryant Racing

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24th September 2006

Round 14 Silverstone Int

The tyres did not deliver the grip that was expected from them and both Keith and Oliver were disappointed with the cars pace. The tyres were running too cool and not generating any bite on the track surface. Oliver set a time of 1m29.7s which the lined the car up 6th in class on the grid. The race was to be a 2hr race so the team knew that it was reliability and consistency and not outright pace that would win the race.

Keith made a good start and settled into a rhythm. Despite loosing ground due to battles with cars in other classes and some oil on the track, the deficit was only 45 seconds nearing the half hour mark. A safety car was then deployed to clear up an incident on track. Normally the team would have pitted the car straight away to take advantage of the slow train of cars on track, however the car could not pit before 40 minutes because it would not be able to take on board enough fuel to make it to the finish. The car was forced to do a lap behind the safety car before pitting, it was this combined with a prolonged pit stop to remove a loose under tray that lost the car a lap.

When Oliver resumed he was a lap down on the leaders and despite lapping on their pace for his entire stint (1 hr and 20 mins!) he could not make back the lost lap. Oliver just had to count off the laps as he could not catch anyone and could not be caught. He brought the car home 5th in class. This was a disappointing race and despite the lack of grip, Oliver managed to keep the car around the front runners pace and rounded of his 2nd season with team Aero with another great drive.

Team Aero finished 3rd in the Teams Championship and Oliver and Keith finished joint 4th in the Drivers championship. Another great effort for the smallest team on the grid. Congratulations to the team, the drivers and all the sponsors.


The Paul Raymond Organisation, SGT, Cambrian Mining, Ballards Estate Agents, Chesterton Commercial Holdings, the Wood Motor Company, Malmaison, Hotel Du Vin, European Business Jets and Olive Communications for their continued support.