By Diana Binks, Oct 6 2016 09:40PM
The season finale at Brands Hatch saw Lewis end the year as second-placed Rookie in the highly competitive Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign.
It has been a challenging season for the Essex driver, which ended with a mixed weekend at Brands Hatch. Qualifying proved to be tricky and changeable weather conditions meant that Lewis could do no more than a fourth and fifth-row start for the races on Sunday (2nd October).
A rolling start for Race 1 saw Lewis make a great start off the line. He set about making his way up the order only to be tapped from behind as he headed into Clearways and forced into the barrier and out of the race: "It was a racing incident, the pace on track is incredibly fast, and you have to make a split decision in these conditions, and it just did not go my way".
The car, however, did not fair so well, and the Redline Racing team worked frantically to repair the damage and ensure that Lewis was on track for the final race of the season.
From the fifth row for the standing start, Lewis got away well but was unable to make any progress during the 17 lap race around the Brands Hatch GP circuit and crossed the line in ninth place.
Said Lewis; "It was a tough weekend. I am disappointed that I was not in a position to challenge for a podium finish to end the season on a positive note. I have learnt a lot this year and gained a tremendous amount regarding experience and understanding of the car. It is a very competitive championship so the competition was always going to be strong. To end the season as second highest achieving Rookie is positive although we all want the number 1 spot ideally."