Mechanical problem a big blow for Hannah Chapman at Donington Park
One ROLLERCOASTER weekend saw Hannah Chapman deprived of the chance to fight for a Top 10 after mechanical issues.
The Mini driver was among 30 who met at Donington Park last Saturday and Sunday.
Driveshaft problems led her to race down the back row of the grid for Saturday’s opening race.
However, the former Dunbar Grammar School student struggled in the peloton to cross the line in 19th place.
The remaining two races were on Sunday and Chapman, who now lives in Aberdeen, took to social media and said: up the hill has been compromised and the steering has been misaligned.
“The rest of the race was a defensive effort to keep my position under a lot of pressure and all things considered crossing the P21 line in one piece was a bit of a relief and a P20 promotion after a post-race penalty helped. Soften the blow. ”
Starting from the last race of the day in 20th position, she made her way through an eventful first lap and ended up in 13th position.
But the driveshaft problems returned and Chapman was forced to retire.
The final round of the Quaife Mini Challenge will take place at Brands Hatch later this month.