James debuts ES Chevrolet at Donington
17 March 2011 – Chris James and British Touring Car newcomers Team ES Racing were in action at Donington Park on Tuesday, with the Bedfordshire-based squad carrying out the shakedown for its recently-acquired Chevrolet Lacetti.
Although thick fog delayed the start of the run, James was pleased with his eventual best lap time of 1:13.889 at the Leicester track, located a stone’s throw from East Midlands Airport. However, he feared damaged when experiencing an off-track excursion towards the end of the day.
“I thought I’d drive just one more lap but I got a little too close to the edge of the track and put a wheel on to the grass,” James recalled.
“The next thing I knew I was sliding sideways. Luckily, the only damage done was a broken splitter – it could have been a lot worse.”