KNUTSFORD Racer Michael Igoe has laid a fine foundation for the next round of the British GT Championship at Donington despite issues at the Silverstone 500, writes Ste McNorton.

With co-driver Phil Keen in their WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 they were looking to build on a solid outing at Oulton Park in round one.

Having ran alright in the warm-up sessions, before things had really got started a mechanical failure put them out of the first qualifying session.

But the team managed to get the problem sorted for the second GT3 qualifying session.

With no average time set though, they would have to start at the back of the grid.

The team knew Igoe would have a good chance of making up places straight away as the slower GT4 cars should not hold him up.

With lights out on the rolling start, the red Huracan blasted past part of the GT4 field and made up a handful of places.

This progress continued as the race developed and by lap two Igoe and Keen were ninth.

With a planned pit stop the team knew they could make up further ground and that, as temperatures increased, tyres may become an issue for other teams.

By half distance they were in a great position and a good pit stop allowed them to make further progress.

By race end Igoe and Keen had done a sterling job and brought the car home in seventh.