Now it was Allan's turn to start the race but as he started his outlap the dreaded qualifying understeer had returned especially in right handers – it was going to be a long 37 minutes indeed.
His first 3 laps were a huge struggle, staying in 3rd. Typically Allan could make a strong break on the field but not so this time. Had their been a faulty batch of tyres? It seemed unbelievable that the same problem was back again.
And here, dear reader, is why Allan is a pro driver. By forcing the rear tyres to degrade, he could reel back the balance and achieve better times. This is something he'd learnt over the past two seasons, with Hankook, in the tyre testing programs.
Soon he was back in 2nd and pitted handing to Hector who would finish the race in 6th. That meant a balast reduction in ballast of 20kg for Brands Hatch at the next round.