Jack Butel: “The day started really well in race one, after a good start I managed to pick up a couple of positions but the car started to pick up a misfire which obviously pushed me back as I was unable to defend my position.

“Race two I started from the pitlane after my car didn’t start on the grid. We managed to get the wets on which was vital and came out after the safety car behind one of the Napa Racing Fords and were actually quicker than them after the restart and I was confident of a good result. Sadly, there was a problem with the gear rod, a connector snapped and it failed meaning that I was unable to finish the race. I’m gutted because I was on for a good haul of points.

“I made a mistake off the line in race 3 and pressed the wrong button on my steering wheel and the pit limiter came on. I had passed two cars off the line but they very quickly got back passed and I was soon at the back. I made my way back through the pack to 17th which isn’t points but I’m happy with the comeback drive after a difficult day.

“Overall, I think it was a very good learning curve weekend and a good one for the team with Nic (Hamilton) finishing 6th being the highlight of the weekend. We are all so proud of him and this is a reward for all of his hard work to continue to defy the odds!”