A disappointing weekend for Eoin Murray in Barcelona for the final rounds of the Seat Supercopa Championship. Lying third in the championship with a mathematical chance of winning Eoin entered the weekend in positive mode. Qualifying on Friday set the tone for the weekend when three of his fastest laps in the session were disallowed forcing him to start the first race from eighteenth on the grid of thirty six. Good progress over the opening laps meant that by lap four he was up to ninth when an over ambitious manoeuvre by British driver Daniel Welch took both drivers out spelling disaster for the championship challenger.
Failure to finish race one meant he could not compete in race two and essentially put an end to his championship aspirations. Murray started race three from position thirty-five on the grid and finished the final race of the season in style with a fantastic comeback drive to eight position by the chequered flag. Alas the lack of points for the weekend means that Eoin was leap frogged by European champion Norbert Michelisz into third and he finished the Championship in fourth place.
Commenting afterwards Eoin said. “Naturally I am disappointed with the outcome of this weekend however I must look at the season in the whole to make a fairer assessment. I joined a brand new team Oasis Motorsport one week before the first round & together we fought for the championship right until the final round. The stewards took 4th (12 points) place away from me at the first round in Valencia and looking back that has cost us dearly. However together we scored Three race Wins, Two second places, Two Thirds and set Four fastest laps. I would like to express my thanks to all the team for doing such a fantastic job this season. I said right at the start that this would be a very close contest and go right to the wire which it did. It was even more competitive than I expected and probably the toughest championship I’ve ever competed in. I must extend warmest congratulations to Marc Carol on winning the championship. I know how hard he worked and deserves his success.’’
Asked about his future plans Eoin said “It is early days yet but I have had some discussions already. Things are already looking really positive for 2010.”’