It was all change for Dawn Boyd racing at Silverstone recently. After the devastating 100mph+ crash at Snetterton which destroyed her Fiesta, it was all hands on deck to source and build a replacement in time to race again.

Totally Dynamic and Roose Motorsport provided the paintwork but Finsport worked tirelessly to miraculously produce an immaculate new Fiesta in just 11 days. The new car was kept under wraps until race day and handled very well and the colour scheme lit up the paddock. Qualifying was on a dry track and Dawn’s lap times were much better in the new car, but the pack of 31 ST’s were only split by 1.5 seconds, and she began the weekend in 24th place. Race One on Sunday morning was dry and Dawn had a good start and stuck well with the pack but at the end of lap one there was a big incident up ahead and three cars ended up in the wall, with one on its roof which brought out the safety car for four laps. The restart was unseen by cars up ahead and Dawn found herself blocked and the race was then a 12 minute sprint and she did well, narrowly avoiding a spinner and keeping a chasing car behind for the last few laps, finishing 20th out of 31. Race 2 beckoned and the heavens opened starting a mad rush to get the car set up for the first proper wet race for Dawn in the Fiesta and she thoroughly enjoyed it. The new car performed superbly and she fought mid pack, exchanging places and almost forgetting the weather and with such close lap times it was a very entertaining race and she finished in 16th place, her best result so far and was awarded third place in the Mintex Masters Trophy for both races.

With high hopes for more improvements Dawn now looks forward to Castle Combe on June 16, for which she would like to invite local companies to get involved through sponsorship.