Chris had an amazing start in the second race, and was making his way down the inside of Callum Newsham’s Hyundai at Beckett’s, before Newsham and the Audi of Bradley Hutchison to his left both came together. Hutchison’s Audi T-boned Chris’ Civic, sending it off into the barriers at high speed, with the car suffering significant rear-end damage and the race red-flagged as the circuit needed repairs.
The team’s focus is on ending the year on a high, and working through the issues with the Civic FL5 to make the car capable of fighting for victories.
“It’s been a bit of a tough weekend, but it’s been great that as a team we were able to score some positives particularly with Scott and with the FK7 Civic, which is a car which we have a good understanding and has a well established BoP (Balance of Performance).
“Unfortunately I was chasing a handling issue all weekend, which while it only costs a couple of tenths that’s enough to completely ruin your weekend around Silverstone National. We also don’t have the straight-line speed compared to a number of the other cars which was fairly clear to see at this track.
“I did my best to pick up a good result in Race 1 considering, with the focus on the Race 2, and while I was making a move to get up to second place at the start I was caught up in someone else’s accident, and unfortunately that was it.
“We just have to put this one behind us and look ahead to Donington Park and Brands Hatch.”
Photo Credit – Phil Laughton, Post Credit – Restart Racing
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