The #90 team looked like they were set to have a strong weekend at Jack Manchester’s second home race in Silverstone, but it turned into the toughest of the year after an engine issue and a tyre blowout saw the team unable to finish the race.
Jack, along with teammates Nico Bastian and Jules Szymkowiak, enjoyed two productive practice sessions on Saturday finishing fastest in class. Jack was feeling positive, looking forward to the upcoming qualifying session. This confidence transferred to Sunday’s qualifying with Jack setting a lap time to help the team secure second in class, 17th overall.
Even after being handed a five-place grid drop for speeding in the pit lane, the team were still in a positive position for the race, holding onto second in class but starting 22nd on the overall grid.
It was at this point the weekend started to slip away. In the break between qualifying and the race it was discovered that there was damage to the engine and the team had to change to the spare car if they were to participate in the race. The AKKA ASP Team mechanics did an incredible job to get the spare car ready to race just before they had to line up on the grid.