“The car ran well all weekend though, and the team did a fantastic job. My thanks go to them and of course my sponsors, Chicago Soft, The London Perfume Company and HERO Energy. I've also started working with a new trainer, Taylors Fitness Training. My fitness was good already but he has helped me take it to the next level.
“Overall, I'm pleased with the weekend. I've shown what I can do again and feel positive going forward.”
The 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship now heads to Silverstone at the end of the month (May 25-26) and Declan is well up for it: “It will be my longest race yet there. I have done two hour races before, but this will be three. We will have to do two stints and that is going to be interesting. It is going to be another exciting race and I will be out to perform once again,” he noted.
Declan's dad and manager, Kelvin Jones meanwhile felt his son had again done very well: “Declan drove out of his skin this weekend. It was another faultless drive and we are now leading the championship by even more points,” Kelvin continued.
“Unfortunately when Zoe handed over the car at 50 minutes she had lost quite a lot of time. That was a shame, but Declan responded and closed back up on the leaders. He got to just under 10 seconds away from the leader at the hour mark, but then the safety car came out and split them. That meant our rivals gained a lap and that is why we lost what I think would have been a comfortable victory. Declan still reeled them in after though, and took chunks out of them, but losing the lap sealed things.
“Still second is good and we can't complain about that too much. The team did a fantastic job this weekend as well. The pit stop was just mega. I was so impressed. They actually did it with 7 seconds to spare. It was absolutely on the money.
“We are now looking forward to going to Silverstone and will be out to win there in three weeks time.”