Eoin Murray faced another disappointing weekend of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in Croft yesterday. Once again Murray proved he had the pace to race at the front after qualifying an impressive 10th position for race 1.
“Normally you have 3 or 4 attempts at setting a fast time in Qualifying but I could only use my first attempt after problems with my gearbox. So I was very happy with 10th position considering the problems and knowing I could have been a little faster”.
A solid start in race 1 moved Eoin up to 9th position and fighting with Jason Plato for 8th position. But on lap 4 a driveshaft failure in the arguscarhire.com Alfa ended his race.
Eoin commented “The car was fantastic in the race and I felt really confident for a good finish but the drive shaft failure ended my chance.”
Eoin started race 2 from 20th position and after a great opening lap he moved to 15th but on lap 5 he had an engine blow. This left the team with an almost impossible task of changing the Alfa engine in between races. They made a huge effort but just ran short of time meaning Eoin could not appear for race 3.
Speaking after his to Croft weekend, Eoin, said “This season has been a huge disappointment for myself, the team and everyone involved but we did make big improvements on the setup of the car and we are now close to the front running pace. We must look at the positives and our luck has to change”.