Rob Hall finishes a fine second in the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone
Rob Hall produced a great performance to finish second in Sundays prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy Formula Ford event at Silverstone. He was also the first English driver and the first privateer. The event which attracted over 120 top drivers from all over the world was won by less than a half a second by former British Formula Ford champion Wayne Boyd
After a disappointing test on Thursday and Friday Robs engineers Richard Morgan and John Taylor got together with Rob and came up with a completely new set-up for the qualifying heats on Saturday and Sunday morning, developing it as the went eventually managing to qualify 11th for the 36-car grid Grand Final.
In the final Rob gradually picked off the cars in front until he was trading the lead With Boyd exchanging places twice at Brooklands during the thrilling final laps. For a moment it seemed as though the race win might be Robs but Boyd somehow managed to find a little more grip as they braked for the final time going into Brooklands taking the lead as the rain returned with them both holding it together to take first and second,
"The car was just mega said Rob and wrapping up the seasons hard work with a result like this has been tremendous. A big, big thanks to everyone involved. This has put us in a great position as we launch our new team “ROB HALL RACING” for next year. We already have one driver signed up for 2015 and are talking to several drivers regarding the second seat. The team will be run out of our workshop near Bromyard and we are all looking forward to passing on the experience we have within the team to a new generation of drivers.”