Breathtaking challenges for the first round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli UK on the Oulton Park circuit. This was confirmed by the protagonists of a truly heated battle that saw Paul Rogers take the top step on the podium.
Paul Rogers, Coppa Shell winner: “It was a good, hard race. Oulton Park is one of those up and down tracks where you can’t make a mistake; if you make a mistake here, you are finished. So you have got to really focus, especially when you have a lot cars around you. It was a bit of messy start, I went from second to fourth, so I had to bide my time. I was quite fortuitous when Seale and Simmerson came together; I managed to squeeze passed them and get into first place. After that, I kept my head down and kept going. It started to rain at the end of the race so I was a bit worried, but I managed to get over the line. I really enjoyed, I feel great, it was fantastic!”.
Jason Ambrose, runner-up Coppa Shell: "I'm really pleased, I never thought I would get on the podium in my first race. Jonathan Satchell was right on my heels until the end and I was looking over my shoulder the whole time, which meant I couldn't really relax. But in the end I am very happy".
Jonathan Satchell, third place Coppa Shell: "It was an exciting, difficult and tough race. Jason and I had a really heated battle, we fought to the very end. In the end he came out on top and I have to congratulate him: he got second place but I'm really happy to be on the podium”.