Albany, Western Australia’s Rae, reached the superb feat in only his second meeting of the year on UK soil, whilst racing in the series renowned for propelling the careers of drivers such as David Coulthard, and Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button.
Making a mediocre start, Rae held his position as the pack of aspiring racing drivers entered Paddock Hill for the first time. Determined to prove his worth in the series, Rae enjoyed a first lap surge to end the lap in 11th position.
After making 11th place his own, Rae soon began to chase down the trio of Fabian Welter, Jason Downs and Abdul Ahmed, successfully making a daring move on the latter pairing at Paddock Hill on lap six.
Hungry for his maiden victory in the Duratec class, Rae marched on to challenge Welter at Druids, stealing the class lead on the eighth lap of the race.
With all the hard work done, Rae kept his head for the remainder of the race to cross the finish line in seventh place overall by the chequered flag.
“I made a pretty average start, but stuck with the rest of the pack as we entered Paddock Hill for the first time,” explained Rae.
“For the duration of the race I stood firm, biding my time whilst waiting for an opportunity to progress, to which we did brilliantly. I struggled with understeer on the car a little bit but just held my own, fending off Welter to the finish line.”
“To get my debut win is absolutely fantastic, this is where it gets really interesting for me. I think that I have the pace to put me in contention as the season progresses.”
Round six of the Dunlop MSA British Formula Ford Championship will commence tomorrow, Sunday, 29th May, at 17:40.