Eoin Murray brought the curtain down on his debut year in the BTCC at Silverstone on Sunday 15th Oct.
Having qualified in a very respectable 12th of a strong 26 car field and ahead of championship contender Jason Plato in the Seat Eoin again suffered from the mechanical gremlins which befell the arguscarhire.com Alfa Romeo 156 at Brands Hatch.
Four laps into the race and following a two lap dice with the MG of Rob Collard the Alfa Romeo began to lose power and eventually had to retire.
Commenting this week the Irish International driver of the year said ‘’ We entered this weekend with realistically high hopes. Indeed all was going well until the recently replaced output shaft from the Gearbox again let go and effectively ended our weekend & Season. Looking back on our participation in the season so far I would have to say that we proved a point insofar as we were very competitive and were able to challenge the top works & semi-works teams at all the tracks we competed on however we rue the lack of a decent supply of spare parts for our car and this has proven to be the difference between ourselves and the top teams. I am delighted I have been given the chance to compete in the BTCC which is one of the best championship in the world. I have to thank arguscarhire.com, Reynolds Logistics and all my sponsors for this opportunity’’
Eoin now sets about putting his plans for the 2007 season in place and it is likely that he will again enter the BTCC but he will need a much stronger package for the new season.