Barrie was looking forward to Brands Hatch, after the last round at Knockhill when he final had the car set up as he liked and got to grips with the car. His confidence in the car was back and he was out to put in some really good times.
Barrie started the day similar to George and as both drivers hadn't been round Brands before the first warm up was a huge learning curve.
Barrie ran a quicker time than George in warm up with a 57.770. Putting in a faster time than George gave him another boost as George had proved good times all years.
Both guys knew they had a long way to go and were struggling with the track.
The first classification saw both driver improve on there times, Barrie put in a 57.364 not a great improvement but the experience gained from the 5 laps he had in the second session were to prove valuable.
The second classification saw Barrie improve on his times again putting in a 56.624 placing him in 13th place. Like George Barrie seemed to get it right in the last session and got to grips with the car and track. Both drivers said they are supervised the times aren't quicker.
Similar to Mick this would be the first time Baz had run in the final. In the club class things are slightly different. You get 3 laps, one warm up lap, the timed flying lap and then a cool down lap.
George and Barrie had been working on Paddock Hill bend all day and getting the braking points later and later and carrying much more speed round the corner. This might have had some bearing on the outcome.
The only problem with the flying lap is yo don't get enough heat into the tyres so when you on a flying lap the tyres are not up to temperature.
As Barrie come flying down the finish straight and turned in it was looking good, he was very late onto the brakes and carried plenty of speed round Paddock. But then problems struck and the back end slid out and Barrie went out into the gravel and buried the car deep.
That's it with Time Attack, you only get the one chance so it was a DNF for Barrie and no time recorded. This year has been great experience for George & Barrie as they had only ever done one track day before the Season start. Roll on next year.