Michael Crees Battles Hard At Knockhill

Team HARD Volkswagen driver Michael Crees at Knockhill. Image thanks to Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Team HARD Volkswagen driver Michael Crees battled hard at Knockhill two finish in the points on two occasions last Sunday. 

Following two Saturday morning practice sessions, Crees qualified in 26th, setting a 51.641s which was just over a second off pole.

Race one proved to be a stern challenge, as contact with Nicolas Hamilton on the second lap of the race resulted in race-ending damage. Forced to start race two from the back of the grid, Crees would battle with the likes of Ash Sutton and Dan Rowbottom and whilst running as high as 22nd, he crossed the line to end the race 27th. 

Crees was once again in the middle of the action in race three as he battled with a smoke-filled car in the closing stages to finish 24.

Post-Knockhill, Crees said “It has been a frustrating weekend because I think we deserved a lot more than what we got. Saturday proved to be really good for us and we found some real pace in the car; unfortunately, we couldn’t translate it on race day.

“Being in the middle of the action puts you in the firing line and we endured our fair share of contact, which cost us from possibly challenging inside the top 20. We came here knowing that this was one of our stronger circuits, so it is tough to come away with nothing.

“That being said, we learnt lots more and that will only help us as we head to Silverstone in a couple of weeks’ time. The aim there, as always, will be to see if we can get back in the points.”

Michael Crees will return to BTCC action in the Team HARD Volkswagen at Silverstone on the 28th September.


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