A great start to the year for the Lotus Sport UK team at Oultan Park, with 3rd and 4th on the grid in Race 1 for the teams Evora GT4s followed up by a pole position for Race 2.
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Phil Glew took the #48 Lotus Evora to its first pole position of 2012 for round 2 of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park.
Qualifying for Round 1 saw the two Lotus cars take third and fourth places in the GT4 class before stepping up the pace in the second session.
Talking of qualifying Phil Glew said “It feels great to be back out in the Evora. The team have made some small, but significant changes to the car over the winter, and it feels brilliant. Qualifying went to plan and we just pipped the Ginetta to pole, so I’m really happy with that.”
British GT debutant Sailesh Bolisetti was happy with his progress so far but admitted that it has been an eye opening weekend “I’m still learning the car and circuit, so this weekend is a steep learning curve for me, but Phil is helping me a lot, so I’m looking forward to getting in the thick of it on raceday.”
Ex-British GT racer Marco Attard talked of his delight to be back out and in the running for a podium place “It’s great to be back out in the British GT championship, the car feels great so were looking toward a podium for raceday.”
Team-mate Alistair Mackinnon admitted he needed more tracktime in the Evora but was happy with how the weekend was panning out so far. “The little Lotus Evora is a fantastic race car, and the team have done an amazing job on the set up. With a little more time in the seat to learn the car, we should really be looking for a podium place for Mondays race.”