Ben was finding great pace through testing. He quickly attuned himself to the new SR3 despite the horribly wet and cold conditions.
The 20 minutes of qualifying saw Ben ascend the grid where he remained within the top spots for the majority. Despite holding the P1 position as he entered the final minutes, Ben unfortunately lost out on the top spot and qualified in P4 leaving him in prime position for a podium battle.
He was only 0.743 secs off pole position, but it placed him on the second row of the grid for the opening race of the weekend.
Not so much happy but content, as I made a mistake on my fastest lap, so know I could have gone faster
30 minutes of racing and Ben was straight into the fight, finding a place before Redgate and soon challenging Jason Rishover for third. Oil was dropped onto the track around turn one, and a few cars span as a result. After a few laps behind the safety car, the red flag was waved and the race was eventually restarted with 15 minutes on the clock.
Upon the restart, Ben was challenging for 3rd whilst the lead duo had started to get away. Ben made his move into P3 and a podium spot despite some small damage
I had got a knock on my rear corner at the start and lost a bit of straight-line speed, but I managed to get Jason at Redgate just before the safety car came out again
The safety car lights were out again for 3 laps and upon the restart he found himself under immense pressure. He defended this position well but a very determined move from the following driver left him compromised through the craner curbs. and this helped the driver in 5th find his way through.
I over defended and he got me back as we went side by side down the Craner Curves
With little time remaining, Ben had to settle for a disappointing P5.
The grid for race 2 is determined by the fastest lap of race 1 and Ben was able to secure a starting position of P4
At the start he made an early break with James Lay and Daryl De Leon. After briefly losing ground, he was coming back strongly when De Leon spun and third became second.
Although Lay was a comfortable winner, Caisley was able to celebrate his first SR3 podium with a solid second place.
A red flag and the safety car on the opening lap of the restart made it an interesting start to the final race of the weekend, but Caisley managed to retain his third on the grid into the opening laps.
When De Leon opted to take his mandatory stop early, he was into second, but when all the stops had been completed he was back in a clear third, which he retained to the flag.