A brace of third place finishes by Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Irish Driver of the Year Eoin Murray put him in hot contention for the European Alfa championship at Magny-Cours this weekend. The two third place finishes were a good return from the hotly contested races to place him in joint leadership of the championship with Italian driver Maurizio Campani.
On pole position for race one but a problem at the start saw him drop back to fifth by the first corner however not to be daunted by this he battled back and by lap four got ahead of Massimiliano Fantini. By lap seven he got up to third place but the gap to the leaders at that point meant he had to settle for the last spot on the podium and set the fastest lap (1.57.584) in the process.
Starting from row two of the grid for the second race of the weekend the competition was still fierce and Eoin found himself fifth overall behind championship rival Maurizio Campani an error by Campani dropped him to ninth. Murray worked his way through the field to annex the final step of the podium and a handsome haul of championship points.
Speaking afterwards the Alfa Romeo Ireland backed driver said ‘’ I am satisfied with how the weekend went. I was second in the championship after Monza and these results mean that I am now the joint leader. My objective this year is the Championship and I have to be satisfied with how that is going at the moment. I am looking forward, already, to the next round at Imola in three weeks time.