Eoin Murray


31st May 2005 // Murray Dominates at Imola


The Irish Tricolour was hoisted to the sound of the Irish National Anthem over the Enzo & Dino Ferrari Circuit at Imola this weekend to celebrate the
win in round six of the European Alfa Challenge by Dunlop/Motorsport
Ireland Young Driver of the Year Eoin Murray. Taking two pole positions for the weekend Murray led Saturdays race all the way and had built up a 3 second lead along with the fastest lap of the race. An alternator failure led to a flat battery and although he was passes for the lead by Maurizio
Campani, his nearest championship rival, he managed to hang on for second

In the post race press conference Campani paid a generous tribute when he
said "I was so lucky in todays race Murray was on pole, dominated the race and is unbeatable here at Imola."

No such problems on Sunday when Eoin took control of the race from pole to
flag to win by a margin of some 5 seconds again with the fastest lap of the race. He now goes into the mid season break leading the championship by 5
points. He counts this alongside the 4 pole positions and six podiums out
of six races so far in the series.

After the race he said "My team PRS Group gave me a very fast car for this
weekend. Qualifying on pole position by half a second I knew we had the
speed to win both races but the alternator failure in race one on the last lap was disappointing and shows that anything can happen"

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