At the start of the first race I dropped to second place after a poor getaway off the line. However, I quickly made this place back after outbraking and overtaking around the outside of the final corner. This meant that I was on the outside for the following corner, so lost the position to second. The next lap I did the same, made a move around the outside of the final corner, but this time I managed to hold on to the position, and I held the lead. The next lap, I got overtaken via the draft down the back straight, I tried to defend, but I lost the position. We were battling like this the whole race, side-by-side more often than we were not! Even going two wide through the esses at one point! I got beaten at the last corner of the race though, where a small mistake under braking cost me a small amount of time, which was just enough to give away the win. I finished a very close second.
I started the final race off pole, and dropped to second off the line. With me tied for the lead on points, I knew that I had to win this race to win the day. We must have changed the lead at least twice every lap, making moves into turn 1, turn 6, and on the inside and outside of turn 7. We were side-by-side for the majority of the race! No one was able to pull a gap, which meant either of us had the opportunity to take the win. Starting the final lap, I was in the lead, but we were quickly catching a slower, lap-down car. We caught him at the worst point of the lap, which held me up a bit, and meant that I lost the lead into the second last corner. I managed to get a better exit out of the corner, and we were side-by-side going into the final corner. I was on the outside. I broke a little later, and managed to just hold it around the outside to take the race win, and win the day!
It was an amazing day of racing and I am so pleased to have won the round. I must also congratulate Sam on incredibly hard, yet very clean racing which was very exciting to be a part of.