Watt on top form at Snetterton
Jon Watt and his team-mate Kris Prosser combined to good effect at Snetterton earlier this month, so much so that they now hold the lead in the Britcar Sprint Championship standings.
The competition had taken break of almost two months over the summer, but Laxfield driver Watt and Prosser showed no signs of any rustiness as they qualified sixth and first in class for race one.
In the race itself a quick changeover from Prosser to Watt proved crucial as their BMW was able to run in clean air, having beaten a Seat TCR and Ferrari out of the pits.
Watt – a former Framlingham College pupil – then chased down the KTM and Porsche in front of him to leave the car in third position.
He continued to chase down the Ferrari in front of him, but ran out of laps and had to settle for the third spot on the podium and a class victory.
In the second race of the meeting, overheating issues forced Prosser to make an unscheduled pit stop.
That put Watt into the hot seat, and while initially he made up some good ground, the car’s water temperature started to soar.
When this occurred, Watt had to remove his foot from the accelerator and coast until the temperature level dropped.
This method cost the team a few places and they eventually had to settle for fifth overall and second in class.
Nevertheless, the results over the weekend were enough to lift Watt and Prosser to the top of the table, 24 points clear of Alex Day, Robert Day and Luke Davenport in second position.
The penultimate round of action is scheduled to take place at Silverstone International on October 6.