ADD Motorsports driver Lando Norris believes he was better than the results showed in the Ginetta Junior Championship at Oulton Park.
The 14-year-old was unlucky to be excluded in Race One when in a great position and then made a mistake in Race Two that prevented another possible Top 4 finish.
It left the racer disappointed to go a second consecutive round without a podium - but more determined to make amends in the next one.
He said: “I’m disappointed. I didn’t think I should have been excluded in Race One, no-one did really, so it was frustrating. I was fourth at the time and racing well.
“Race Two was a silly mistake that cost me around four places.
“The weekend should have been so much better, it could have been two Top Four finishes - that’s what I felt like I deserved.”
It took Lando a bit of time to get used to driving a car again in the practice, but when he did he was sixth fastest and in the second practice, fourth fastest. The next morning, Lando was one and a half seconds faster than the other drivers in the wet.
Unfortunately, the racer couldn’t carry this form into qualifying when the track dried out, qualifying in sixth and eighth.
Lando started Race One in sixth and a good start saw him fourth by
the last corner. But as he tried to overtake to get into third, another driver began to overtake as well, knocking into Lando and sending him spinning. Lando finished in fourth but was then told he had been excluded for the overtake.
The Glastonbury driver began Race Two in eighth place and again started well, moving into fifth.
But after veering too wide on a corner he was overtaken by other drivers and then battled it out to finish eighth.
He added: “The positives were my starts, I was a lot more aggressive and got in front of other drivers quickly which made a difference.
“But there’s plenty to improve on. I have to make sure I don’t make the little mistakes as they are getting punished and so I need to keep my concentration a lot better.
“It wasn’t the best of weekends really, but hopefully I can take the positives away and get it right in the next round.