• Johny Wills

Donington Race 1 Report

Jake Archer completed a stunning recovery to finish 5th in race 1 after a disappointing qualifying session in Saturday's opener at Donington Park.

Qualifying didn't go to plan with track conditions wet, Jake only managed a best time of 1:56.652

placing him 16th on the grid for race 1. His team mate Tom Booth Amos putting himself 2nd behind Irishman Richard Kerr who was 5 seconds quicker setting a time of1:51.081

Race 1 saw an improvement in both weather and track conditions giving Jake an opportunity to improve on the morning session. He quickly made great progress from row 6 in the early laps to sit in 8th position by lap 4. With the front 3 of Booth Amos, Taylor and Kerr pulling away from the pack Jake pushed hard to slip into 6th with Lee Hindle andJoral Boerboom in tow.

Richard Kerr crashed out on the penultimate lap elevating Jake into 5th, a brilliant recovery considering his grid position.

The result pushes Jake up the grid for race 2 on sunday where he will start 4th with team mate Tom Booth Amos on pole.

Race 2 is scheduled to start at 14.55pm...