DVF Racing firmly in championship hunt with points haul at Donington Park
30th April 2018
After securing a first Porsche Carrera Cup GB win for itself, Slidesports Engineering, and Tio Ellinas, DVF Racing followed up on Sunday with a further haul of points which places it firmly in the championship hunt.
Ellinas drew fifth place for the partial reverse grid race two after his victory on Saturday and made a good start, quickly moving into fourth. With a mid-race safety car bunching the field up he looked left and right trying to pass title rival Dino Zamparelli but wasn’t able to make a clean move for another podium finish and, playing the long game, decided to bring the car safely home with more points.
“I had a good start,” said Ellinas. “I detected Dan Harper was slow and he was defending, then I made my way past. There was a gap to Dino and the others but luckily there was a safety car which closed it up. I put Dino under pressure for a long time. I wanted to put in a good move, but it didn’t work out, so I am happy with fourth and will look to the next race in Monza and reset, recalculate, and go again.”
DVF Racing’s David Fairbrother enjoyed his weekend, albeit finding spectating harder than driving and is looking forward to returning to duties behind the wheel at Monza. “It’s not been a bad weekend!” said Fairbrother. “We keep racking up the points. It’s a long season and everything will unfold. We always knew we were good in the wet, which yesterday proved. Today we ran with everybody on consistent laps in the dry. We’ve learned a lot which is what you need at this point of the season – you need to be doing twice as much learning as thinking, so I’m happy with the weekend. It’s harder work standing in the pit lane so I’m looking forward to getting back in the car at Monza”
Mark Jenkins, Team Manager at Slidesports Engineering, was full of praise for the team and its performance at Donington Park. “We’ve been chipping away at this for a long period of time and it’s a proper team result,” he said. “Everyone is doing a brilliant job and we’re getting stronger. We need to be punching away at the front. We’ve proven that we were strong in the dry as well as the wet and we’ve got a handle on switching on the tyre at the right time and on the set up. We’ve learned lots, so we can continue to be competitive.”
The DVF Racing team will next be in action at Monza in Italy on May 11, 12, 13. Free practice takes place on the Friday, with race one on Saturday, and race two on Sunday morning.
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