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Difficult weather conditions for Eurocup at Brands Hatch
20th June 2011
This weekend saw the drivers from the Dutch and Danish Formula Ford Championships converge on Brands Hatch to join the British Championship for the start of the Eurocup races.
The races at Brands Hatch this weekend not only counted towards the Eurocup but also the Dutch and British Formula Ford Championships. Twenty six cars took part in what were very difficult conditions. Limited testing meant that alot of the drivers hadn't driven the Brands Hatch Grand Prix track before Friday morning. The high speed circuit is challenging enough in dry conditions but with the three Friday test sessions all being wet, qualifying in the dry on Saturday morning was another challenge.
Scott Malvern managed to get pole for two out of three races with his team mate Nick Mcbride taking the third race pole. Geoff Uhrane was Premier Powers' lead driver claiming third,second and third despite suffering an electrical problem during the session.
Race one was red flagged after a dry start was short lived and heavy rain fall made conditions dangerous, with some cars leaving the circuit and being left in dangerous positions. One casualty was Geoff Urhane who left the track at Clearways. Once re-started Malvern won from Buri and Premier Power / JTR man Dan De Zille completed the podium.
Race two was again won by Malvern who won from Uhrane and McBride. Premier Power / JTR drivers Tristan Mingay and Dan De Zille finished 5th and 7th.
Malvern took the honours in race three leading home team mate Nick McBride and Geoff Urhane following identical weather conditions to race one, the race being red flagged and restarted.
Matt Roa made his debut in the championship, racing for Premier Power / Fluid Motorsport Developments.
Next race is on 7th, 8th and 9th of July at the famous Spa Francochamps circuit in Belgium, home of the Begium Grand Prix.