Report Magny-Cours, France Rounds 5 + 6
Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year’ Eoin
Murray contributed handsomely to his haul of Championship
points in the European Alfa Challenge by finishing 12th
in race one and storming from 12th on the grid to 2nd place
by the chequered flag in race two.
for the PRS Group team he struggled with a clutch problem
in qualifying which left him on row 6 for the 1st race.
He worked his way up to third before a coming together with
Italian driver Andrea Larini earned him a 10 second ‘stop
& go’ penalty. He resumed at the back of the field
and managed to get up to 12th before the end of the race,
setting the fastest lap of the race in the process (1.56.9).
from 12th position on the grid on the Sunday was a major
challenge however a truly incredible drive saw him work
his way through the field to 2nd and challenging for the
win right to the flag eventually settling for the 2nd place
and a new lap record for the Alfa 147GTA at Magny-Cours
Eoin said ‘’I am delighted with the work done
by the team to give me a really competitive car this weekend
but the ‘’stop and go’’ penalty
was a disappointment. Overall, this weekend and also in
Valencia two weeks ago I underlined my speed and with a
bit of luck I can take my first win at Hockenheim in a fortnight’s
Murray races with support from Holfeld Formula 1 Components,
Carnegie Sand and Gravel, Alfa Romeo Ireland, Gary Aron
Homes, Bill Griffin Motors and Motorsport Ireland.