In the News: Welham storms to Snetterton victories to take Rookie crown
Ipswich racing driver Rob Welham has ended his debut season in the 365 Hosts F1000 Championship in style taking an impressive two race wins and a four place at Snetterton.
Rob has suffered more than his share of bad luck in recent weeks with an engine failure and fuel line fire but put these disappointments firmly behind him to record his first wins in single seater racing and come away with three trophies including the Circuit Champion Title.
Rob qualified eighth on the grid and lined up on a drying but greasy track for race one.
He made the decision to opt for slick tyres where others chose wets and made a blistering start moving up to fourth by the end of the first lap. With conditions proving tricky he sensibly consolidated fourth to earn a solid start to the weekend.
Race two began with the top eight reversed and saw him start fifth in very wet conditions. From lights out Rob proceeded to carve his way through the field into second place within a lap.
By lap two he had closed down the leader and passed him with an overtake on the outside of Agostini Bend to take a well-deserved lead.