A ROLLERCOASTER weekend saw Hannah Chapman robbed of the chance to battle for a top-10 finish after mechanical problems.

The Mini driver was among 30 battling it out at Donington Park over last Saturday and Sunday.

Driveshaft problems meant she started on the back row of the grid for Saturday’s opening race.

However, the former Dunbar Grammar School pupil fought through the pack to cross the line in 19th spot.

The remaining two races took place on Sunday and Chapman, who now lives in Aberdeen, took to social media and said: “An incident in race two saw me drop down the order after being hit under braking into Old Hairpin and difficulty rejoining meant my run up the hill was compromised and steering knocked out of alignment.

“The rest of the race was a defensive drive to hold my position under a lot of pressure and, all things considered, crossing the line P21 in one piece was a bit of a relief and a promotion to P20 after a post-race penalty helped soften the blow.”

Starting the final race of the day in 20th spot, she navigated her way through an eventful first lap and found herself up in 13th position.

But the driveshaft problems returned and Chapman was forced to retire.

The final round of the Quaife Mini Challenge takes place at Brands Hatch later this month.