Racing by day and by dusk in Round 2 of the Fun Cup

Team BRIT competed in the second round of the Fun Cup Championship last weekend with two races held at Anglesey Circuit in North Wales.

Cars 158 and 312 headed to the Welsh island for testing on Friday and for two three hour races on Saturday.

Race one began at 10:55 on Saturday with 28 cars on the grid.  Car 158, being driven by Ash Hall, James Russell and Ollie Maxwell started in pole position thanks to the Fun Cup’s unique random draw grid selection.

Unfortunately, a serious racing incident occurred in the first stages of the race, involving three cars.  Car 158, driven by Ash Hall was badly damaged and was forced to retire along with two others.  Thankfully no one was badly injured.

Car 312 driven by Warren McKinlay, Jamie Falvey and Jon-Allan Butterworth started the race in 21st position.  Strong, consistent driving from all three took the team gradually up the grid, before an impressive finish from Warren, who climbed three places in his final stint, taking them to P12 at the chequered flag.  This was the team’s best finish to date in a championship event.

Car 312 went back out on track for the second three hour race of the day starting at 5.10pm.  James Russell started for the team with some extremely impressive driving, followed by excellent performances by rookies Ollie Maxwell and Jon-Allan Butterworth.  The team finished in 20th position.

Driver Manager Warren McKinlay said, “It was an extremely eventful race weekend for us with a lot of highs and unfortunately some lows – which is the nature of motor racing.

“The incident out on track in race 1 was serious and we’re so grateful that no one was injured. The team pulled together after this and put in some brilliant performances for the rest of the day.

“Personally speaking, Saturday’s race was the most fun I’ve had on track so far.  I’ve learnt so much as a driver over the past two years and by acting as a driver manager too, I’m able to really analyse how we’re performing as individuals and as a team to help us all improve.

“To achieve our best finish to date in only the second round of the championship is fantastic and we’re looking forward to getting back out on track in the Aston later this month in the AMOC GT Challenge.”

The team will race in the Aston Martin Owners Club GT Challenge at Oulton Park on Saturday 12th May and will compete in the Fun Cup at Snetterton on Saturday 9th June.