Lap times were improving for all throughout qualifying and Andy found his second and third fastest in the second half of the session.
He pitted for a tyre bleed down and would then go on to run another 2 flying laps.
His fastest lap came on his first flyer after the stop. Despite a lift due to a mistaken red flag (which cost him 4 tenths) Andy managed a lap time of 1:52:329 which put him in P9 for the race, just behind teammate Peter.
Andy maintained his P9 position in turn 1 after being put under pressure from Macleod. Coming around into Agostini Macleod made the move stick and dropped Andy back into 10th.
He maintained this position until lap 4 where he was one of two cars that passed through an incidenta recovering Peter Tyler.
On lap 14 Andy gained another position by keeping steady passed the recovering car of Rishover.
His race ended here in P12
Eighth is probably where I should be
Starting P9 with teammate Peter beside in 10th. Andy had a clean start and maintained position around the first lap. It wasn’t too long before he was able to make a move on Zielonka in front which moved him up into P8.
In the next lap Andy was promoted into 7th when a car up the order had an off.
Unfortunately, by lap 5 Andys running was cut short with suspected engine failure.
He did well to find a safe area to retire the car but sadly he was forced to become a spectator.
With the issues solved from race two, Andy was back with a vengeance. His fastest lap from race 2 determined his starting position and so Andy was back in 14th position as the lights went out.
He moved himself up into 11th within a few laps before the safety car was deployed for an incident.
They spent one lap behind the safety car, and during this time the pit window opened.
Andy had a smooth pitstop and with a number of cars receiving success seconds, he emerged P6 overall and 2nd in the Fangio class.
With 5 laps remaining, Andy put on a real charge and began fighting with Zielonka for 5th.
He took the position with 2 full laps remaining and was lapping 3rd fastest.
It was a terrific drive and after a few spells of bad luck, it was great to see Andy up on the podium.