Mother Nature ensured very challenging conditions at Silverstone this weekend, but Jarrod Waberski handled every hurdle in his stride as he continues on his GB3 journey.
The field proved to be very competitive with the top nine competitors qualifying within a second of the pole time. Jarrod qualified 8th, just nine hundredths of a second behind seventh.
Race one took place in horrendous conditions as the constant rain made visibility near impossible. Jarrod lost some ground on the first lap, but drove a very sensible race ensuring that he stayed on track and finished the ten lap race. He was classified in 10th place.
Based on the second quickest qualifying lap, Jarrod started race two from 4th place. He had a good start in the drying conditions, maintaining his position from the hard charging pack behind him. Jarrod quickly became embroiled in a four-car train vying for position, when the safety car was deployed for an incident lower down the field. Jarrod had to go defensive when racing resumed, but his dry set-up proved costly on the wet track and he dropped down to 6th. By the end of the race and after various penalties were handed down, Jarrod finished 5th.
The final race of the Silverstone weekend took place in dry, sunny conditions. The reversed grid placed Jarrod 11th. Jarrod had a promising start, getting himself up to eighth by the end of lap 5. Unfortunately, by the halfway mark of the race, Jarrod began experiencing a gearbox selector issue. He tried to drive around the problem, but it continued to get worse and eventually Jarrod dropped down the field and into retirement.
“It was a mixed bag of results and certainly a weekend that I can write off as experience. We took a gamble on our race two set-up, expecting the track dry faster than what it did, despite this, I am however happy with my results. Thank you to everyone at Fortec Motorsport,” commented Jarrod.
The next race will take place on 3 / 4 June at Spa.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Picture Caption: Jarrod Waberski
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