Torrential rain probably isn't the best way to start your career at the British GT championship, especially not if you're the first to take to the wheel. However, despite the tricky weather conditions, Sailesh Bolisetti (2010 Volkswagen Polo Cup champion and former Volkswagen Scirocco Cup driver) managed to hold his own. Sailesh and team-mate Phil Glew overcame a safety car period that saw their lead nearly eaten away and also held off some hard-charging GT4 cars to finish second on the grid.
While Phil Glew started the second race from pole, it was a tough task ahead for him. Keeping Jody Fannin behind him was quite a task, although Glew managed to do just that. Eventually, when the car was handed over to Sailesh, he found himself faced with the challenge of keeping Fannin's team-mate, Warren Hughes behind him. After a tough battle Hughes got past. '...I attempted to challenge him I realised it was better to settle for second rather than take it one too far and risk a DNF,' said Sailesh.
The British GT Championship now heads to Nurburgring for round two between the 17th and 19th of May.