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Silverstone Race Report: Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 September 2005


SEAT Cupra Championship:
17-18 September 2005

Chris Egginton reports:
We arrived at Silverstone with a radically different set up with the aim of trying to make the back of the car a little looser to promote a better turn in as I've been struggling with adapting my driving style to a front wheel drive car. Despite the best efforts of the Team it soon became apparent from sector and data analysis that I was struggling with the two slow corners Becketts and Luffield. I couldn't get the car stopped for Becketts repeatedly missing the apex, and at Luffield I was just to slow from the turn in to the second apex - which is more due to bottle than anything else!!!
I managed to put a good lap together in qualifying one, doing my best time of the whole weekend with a 1:05:07, but this was only good enough for 10th.

In the second session I struggled to find any kind of consistent pace and only managed a 1:05:3 which again put me in
10th place

Race 1:

I had a good start from the outside of the grid but on the


first run into Becketts I was forced to cut the corner tighter than normal and bounced the car across the kerb, after this I was struggling with turn-in under steer. The first time into Luffield I was caught up behind Ian Churchill and Jonathon Young who both span, I had to avoid them which let Harry Vaulkhard passed me. I tried to hang onto Young when he came back through the pack but out broke myself going into Luffield and finished up in the gravel trap - spelling the end of race 1 for me!


Race 2:

Once again I had a really good start but I was soon shuffled down the pack as I was hung out to dry on the way down to Becketts. My tyres were shot after being hot dip coated in gravel after

race 1 and it took a few laps to clean them back up. After it all shook out I had Nick Leason and Mike Doble right up my tail pipe for most of the race, I managed to hold on and finish 9th just 0.4 of a second ahead of Doble. I really enjoyed the second race even though I spent most of the time looking behind me!!!

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