Two solid 4th place finishes for Andy Molsom of Molsom & Associates Optometrists at Zandvoort in Holland.
Molsom Took his first trip to Zandvoort in Holland in his stride with two 4th place finishes.
At Zandvoort, qualifying and racing was condensed into one day. He didn’t get the clear laps in that he needed, but was satisfied with qualifying 5th for both races.
The first race saw Andy Molsom make a great start, making up a place before the first corner. Once the first few laps settled down, it was 4 cars fighting for the lead. Molsom couldn’t quite take the fight to the leaders, but was never very far away, finishing the 25 minute race in 4th.
“An excellent start really made the race, Zandvoort is notorious for difficulty with overtaking, so that was crucial.” Commented Andy Molsom.
The second race was a little more eventful, a good start kept Molsom in 5th place, but he fought his way upto 4th by the end of the first lap. From then on it was a 4 way battle for the lead. A safety car intervention, live snatch of a car in the gravel and a medical car on the track spiced things up but split the group up, leaving the last 2 laps pretty uneventful, with Molsom finishing in 4th.
“Another 4th place finish was good, especially at my first visit to the race track. It was only a little disappointing that the podium was so close in both races.” Added Andy Molsom.
Andy leaves Zandvoort still lying 3rd in the Championship, not accounting for 3 dropped scores. There are 4 races remaining at 2 different circuits, with the next race at Castle Combe in Wiltshire in early September.
“There is only 3 points between 3 of us competing for 3rd place in the Championship. It’s looking like it will go down to the very last race at Thruxton in October.” Says Andy Molsom.
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