Day 1 held qualifying and 3 heat races. Despite his successful practice, Hugh was disappointed to have qualified 5th. However, after a debrief with his driving coach, Hugh focused on maximizing the remainder of his weekend.
Heat 1 – Started 5th position and finished 5th. Hugh caught up to 3rd but a minor error saw him lose 2 place. Heat 2 – Hugh started 5th and finished 4th. Hugh had good start and caught up to 3rd, but during the race lost one position despite recording quick laps.
Heat 3 – started 5th and finished 3rd. On lap 3 Hugh took the lead and remained there for the rest of the race - however Hugh received a Nosecone penalty and lost 2 positions. Heat 1, 2 and 3 race results accumulated points and determined the prefinal start position.
Prefinal race - Started in 4th position and finished 5th. Hugh made a good start and was 3rd on lap 2. On lap 3, Hugh was involved in an incident and lost position - finishing 5 .
Final race – Started from 5th position and finished 4 . Hugh had a good pace but was unable to challenge for a podium. Hugh learnt he needed to be more aggressive and make moves, rather
than waiting for things to happen.