Hugh Barter is pleased with his performance in Race 2 of the weekend at Nogaro despite finishing in P7 in a race where he produced a stunning start.
Japanese driver Yuto Nomura won very comfortably from Enzo Peugeot and set the fastest lap with a 1:29.694.
Barter started in P10 and immediately moved up to eighth place passing Souta Arao and Frenchman Pierre-Alexandre Provost.
The Australian assessed his race and superb start: “It was actually quite a nice Race 2 even though in the results we finished P7 because I got two off the start probably one of my best starts ever.
“And then I was able to only get one more in lap four of five and then we had a Safety Car, as a result I had less time to try and get the guy in front but that’s part of racing and I stayed in P7 for the rest of the race.”
Barter passed Elliott Vayron seconds before the Safety Car was deployed on Lap four to improve to seventh position.
Leny Reveillere crashed bringing out the Safety Car costing Barter valuable time to close up to Alessandro Giusti and Enzo Geraci.
Vayron, Arao and Provost rounded out the remaining places in the top 10.
The race saw three retirements with Reveilere, Enzo Richer and Amir Sayed failing to see the chequered flag.
Barter will start from pole position on Monday in the third and final race of the season opening round at Nogaro with Provost alongside him.
*Image credits: Hugh Barter Racing