Evans GP continued their run of form in the second round of the GB4 Championship at Silverstone Circuit. Cooper Webster achieved his second podium finish of the season in Race 2, whilst Thomas Lee showed encouraging progress throughout the weekend.
By Nida Anis
Round 2 of the 2023 GB4 Championship saw Evans GP’s Cooper Webster and Thomas Lee race at the iconic Silverstone Circuit for the very first time. Both drivers honed their skills during two productive days of testing ahead of the race weekend.
Evans GP Team Principal, Joshua Evans, was pleased with the progress that Webster and Lee made during testing. “It was important for our drivers to get as much track time as possible, and they did a great job of learning the circuit and finding their rhythm,” he said.
Webster and Lee put in strong performances in Saturday’s wet-weather qualifying session. Webster qualified in third and fourth positions respectively, demonstrating exceptional skill in challenging conditions. Meanwhile, Lee made progress in his first ever wet session, outperforming his nearest competitors.
Unfortunately, Saturday’s Race 1 was cancelled due to heavy rain, with safety being the top priority. The race will be rescheduled for another event later in the year – stay tuned to Evans GP’s social media pages for information on the new date and location.
In Sunday’s Race 2, Webster achieved his second podium of the season with a third-place finish. “There were some close battles, but I managed to stay focused and bring home a podium for the team,” he said.
After qualifying third fastest in the wet on Saturday, Webster achieved his second podium finish of the season in Sunday’s Race 2 | Credit: Jakob Ebrey
However, the reverse-grid Race 3 didn’t go as planned for Webster. He was involved in a collision that wasn’t his fault, cutting short his race.
Speaking about the incident, Evans said, “It was unfortunate and a frustrating end to the weekend for Cooper as he was doing well until the collision. But we’ll use this experience to come back stronger next time.”
Lee also faced challenges on Sunday, struggling with cold tyres and spinning out during both races. Despite this, he has shown significant improvements in his driving throughout practice and qualifying and is focused on building his confidence in the GB4 machinery ahead of the next event.
The team at Evans GP are focused on preparing for the next event of the season, which will take place on May 27-28 at Donington Park.
“We’ll take the lessons learned from this weekend and continue to work hard to improve,” Evans said. “We’ll be working closely with Cooper and Thomas over the next few weeks to identify areas for improvement, and we’re committed to giving them the best possible support and resources to help them succeed.”
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