ANDWELL's Nick Halstead hopes of success at his home track at Thruxton were dashed after just corners, after his involved in early race crash, which finished his weekend.

It was very disappointing way for the Hampshire driver to end his weekend in the Protyre Ginetta GT Challenge.

This was after a great qualifying which saw him nail a career-best 13th overall and second in the Am division.

Halstead said: “I’d definitely put this one down as a mixed weekend. I’m delighted to take my best-ever qualifying result, but I actually think I could have been higher because my best lap wasn’t mistake-free.

"Unfortunately Race One was a case of too many cars fighting over too little track and I got hit hard twice. The car had a lot of damage, but I also injured my hand and it wasn’t possible to race on Sunday.

"Silverstone is next (this weekend) and it’s the track I probably know best, so I’m aiming to qualify in the top 10.”