The Datsun 240Z has been built from scratch with all the teething problems one has for new built race cars. The race at The Silverstone International Circuit was it’s first outing. The car owned and commissioned by Dean Halsey, was having it’s first real test and Deans first ever race, so we did not expect the car to qualify well.
Wil decided to do just the 3 laps for him to qualify, so that Dean could get maximum track time. It was a great surprise to the team that Wil was able to get the car 5th on the grid and 1st in class. ‘It was a real pig to drive and took all my efforts to keep it on the Tarmac but it has so much potential ‘ said Wil.
The race was started by Wil and in his stint he got the car to 3rd overall before handing it to Dean. The car finished the race with Dean getting his signature. Much work to be done on he Datsun to get it sorted.