Eoin Murray


8th August 2006 // Murray hopeful of extending impressive run



Eoin Murray will be looking to continue his impressive start to life in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when the series heads to Snetterton for the seventh round of the year.

The Norfolk round will mark the third meeting of the season for the Irish driver in the Team Quest Alfa Romeo 156, having joined the series at Croft when racing resumed following the six-week break for the World Cup.

Despite carrying an extra 45 kilos of weight at Croft due to his late entry, Murray performed well at the North East circuit to claim a top ten finish in his very first race and followed that up with an impressive performance at Donington with a top six finish in the second race of the weekend and a strong run in race three, when he was running third before spinning off at the Old Hairpin.

With the late entry ballast on the car now down to 15 kilos for Snetterton the last meeting at which the penalty will be applied Murray will be looking to fight for further points finishes at a circuit where he had already tested the car, completing two days of running prior to his Croft debut last month.

"Snetterton is another high-speed track and we have done two days of testing there before we joined the series at Croft so it should be pretty good for us," he said. "Those days of testing will help a little bit right at the start of the weekend and we should be up to speed straightaway. We had the wrong gear ratios at the start at both Croft and Donington Park but at Snetterton we should be able to start the weekend without any problems.

"Having said that, the days we did at Snetterton were only to get used to the car and the team, but judging from the speed we showed at Donington, we should be able to get into the top six again."

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