What they said: Donington Park race two

What they said: Donington Park race two

28 May 2023

KMR Sport’s Tom Mills claimed his third win of the weekend at Donington Park this morning, as he romped clear of Evans GP’s Cooper Webster and Fortec’s Colin Queen. Here’s how the top-three reacted after the contest.

Winner, Tom Mills, KMR Sport:
“It’s been fantastic, and that race was a lot more enjoyable than the other two. I got a good start and me and Colin had a great first lap, he gave me room on the outside and it would have been very easy to have just nerfed me wide. But I just got in front and then with Alva jumping the start I knew I had to get past him as soon as I could otherwise he could have backed me up into the pack. As soon as I got past him and I knew there was a car in between I just got my head down and drove better than I did yesterday, and that’s why I was able to get the gap.

“The car feels really nice to drive and it’s given me confidence at high speed. It’s a joy to drive and Donington Park is nice, and I was just controlling the race from the front, just trying not to do any track limits, being careful of the blocks in the chicane and just trying to bring it home, and the gap was still going up, so I couldn’t ask for more.

“We’ve seen across the weekend that it’s hard to overtake around here. We used all our new tyres yesterday and we were on old ones then, and these two drivers had two new lefts on so I was expecting them to be faster and pressuring me more than yesterday, but the car felt better than it did yesterday, and on old tyres!”

Second, Cooper Webster, Evans GP:
“That race was good, looking through we finished second but I didn’t feel I had as much speed as I had in the other races when I was catching Tom. Someone got a ridiculous start or they jumped it by like three seconds, and it spooked me a bit at the start and it almost hurt his teammate.

“I caught Colin by heaps because they were fighting and I was like ‘oh my god!’, so that helped me a little bit. But apart from that I just kind of put the pressure on Colin and he made a mistake. I nearly did the same thing as him just before, so it was tricky.”

Third, Colin Queen, Fortec Motorsport:
“It was an amateur mistake from me on the last lap, I messed up the entry a bit and didn’t want Cooper to capitalise on that so I held the throttle down and hoped for the best, but understeer got the best of me and turned the car around. It’s points gone and I’d have liked to settle for second with how Tom carried away with that race. But it’s anyone’s game in the next race and about survival and who makes the least mistakes and trying to rack up as many points as possible.”