Flowers suffers a rotten weekend, but time is on his side
Banstead racer Matt Flowers has three weeks to sort out his ride ahead of the next meeting of the GT5 Challenge G40 Championship.
Engine problems curtailed the 25-year-old’s showing at Silverstone last weekend, where a ninth place finish in round seven was followed by a DNF in round eight and last place in round nine.
Overall, Flowers sits 11th in the standings ahead of the trip to Snetterton on June 21.
He said: “Silverstone was a bit of a disaster. I was about 4mph off the pace in the first race and then a spark plug failure ruled me out of the second.
“In the final race I was down on power and about 15mph off the pace, so I finished last.”
He added: “But we have three weeks to fix the problem.
“We think it’s either a blockage in the exhaust that has been building up, or a problem with the engine itself.
“Diagnosis should not be too taxing as it is a big problem, so hopefully we can get it sorted out.”
Despite the set-back Flowers, who races with Motorsport Academy and in his second season in the Challenge, insists it has a been a season well spent so far.
“The more time I spend in the car, the more confident I am getting,” he said.
“It would be nice to get a podium finish and build towards the end of the season, but every race is helping my development.”
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