Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Maurice Henry is optimistic ahead of the second round of the season after an electric problem hindered running at Thruxton.
Henry, who made his car racing debut with Fox Motorsport, was dealing with an electrical issue during free practice. The problem limited running and put him on the back foot for the weekends’ races.
“We expected it to be a bit tough, but it became harder due to the electrical issue that we had in the one and only free practice session we had, which was the session that we needed to get familiar with the wet conditions,” Henry explained to Ginetta Junior Update.
“We’d never driven in the wet there, only the dry, so I needed that pratice session to get to grips with the wet conditions. But I had an electrical problem that was cutting the power so it didn’t really allow me to push the car to the limit for qualifying.”
Henry qualified 25th, and finished 23rd in the opening round of the season. While the results may not have been what he was hoping for, the weekend was a valuable experience.
“You get the first one out the way, understand and experience the first race, see how the other drivers are driving,” he said.
“The atmosphere as well. You learn a lot. It’s definitely given me a bit of insight for the next round, a bit of confidence.
“We’ve had a two test days, one at Donington, one at Knockhill, with the team. Being able to share the data, compare myself with my team-mate, Liam McNeilly – who’s doing really well as well – is really good and giving me a lot of confidence.
“Now that we’re pushing the car more, we’re finding little things to work on. It’s setting us really well for Snetterton.”
Image credit: Fox Motorsport/Jakob Ebrey Photography
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