Mohammed Nalwalla kick-off his fourth Mini Challenge UK weekend at the Silverstone circuit with his best qualifying finish of ninth place, with a lap time of 2m23.270s.

Race 1

The first race on Sunday morning was a short-lived one for Nalwalla, after he retired on Lap 2 amid a heated battle on his maiden visit to the circuit racing in the Mini cars.

The ExcelR8 driver had a slow start to drop to 13th while fighting with #22 Will Neal and #26 Stuart Gough – the Indian banging cars with the latter.

But Nalwalla was forced to back out at the Club corner after a mechanical issue on his #21 Mini to endure his first retirement of the season.

The battle for the win saw Brett edging out Rob with a comfortable margin in a race-long battle, as Mark Wakefield completed the rostrum positions.

Race 2

The second race on Sunday evening saw only four laps being completed after the race was red-flagged with over five minutes remaining when #84 Ryan Dignan’s car came to a halt in a dangerous position.

The race was on its fifth lap when Dignan was spun around by Gough, but as per the rules the result was taken as per Lap 4.

With Nalwalla starting from the rear of the field, the Indian made as many as six places on the opening lap to sit 22nd in the order.

The Mumbaikar gained couple more places when the safety car came out to be 20th after two laps in the race.

Upon re-start, Nalwalla took another place to eventually finish 19th, after starting from 28th on the grid, to round off his Silvertsone weekend.

At the front, Bladon took the win from Rob Smith and Wakefield – the latter losing out because of the red-flag rule, since he has cleared Rob for second while running the Lap 5.

With four rounds in the championship in the books, it now heads to the Brands Hatch Indy for Mini Festival during the July 8-9 weekend.