During the bank holiday weekend Irish driver Eoin Murray closed the gap to Seat Eurocup series leader Michael Rossi down to four points after finishing third in race two at Brno in the Czech Republic. Murray now lies third in the series and with just two events remaining, at Oschersleben in Germany (4th-5th of September) and Valencia in Spain (18th-19th of September), the championship is set for a grandstand finish.
The weekend did not go smoothly for Murray after he struggled in qualifying leaving him in 12th place on the grid for race one. A strong start saw him move into the points in 7th position however a harsh decision, after minor contact during lap one of the race, saw Eoin handed a drive through penalty. This resulted in him finishing outside the points and in 10th position.
Putting the disappointment of Saturday’s race behind them, Murray and his team knew they had to score points from race two to stay in the championship battle. A solid start from 10th position saw him move to 7th on the opening lap. By the end of the race he fought his way to third position, claiming 6 valuable championship points.
“This weekend started very badly but we turned things around showing very strong race pace in both races. The championship fight between the top three is now closer than ever and everything is still to play for. I’ve been in this position before so I’m hoping my experience will pay off and we are not the ones to falter during the closing stages of this series.”
The next Seat Eurocup race will be 4th-5th of September at Oschersleben in Germany.