Cartridge World Carbon Zero Racing's first BTCC weekend proved successful for the team as both cars finished all three races. After qualifying 10th (Adam Jones) and 12th (Dan Eaves), `Race One' saw the drivers come home 5th and a creditable 9th,...
Cartridge World Carbon Zero Racing's first BTCC weekend proved successful for the team as both cars finished all three races.
After qualifying 10th (Adam Jones) and 12th (Dan Eaves), `Race One' saw the drivers come home 5th and a creditable 9th, respectively, which was followed by a tandem finish in `Race Two' with a well earned 7th for Adam closely followed by Dan in 8th. This set the scene for a second row start for both cars in the last race of the day's reverse grid action, this time Dan crossing the line in 6th just ahead of team mate Adam in 7th.
The results put Jones in 6th (4th Independent) just ahead of the current double BTCC champion and Eaves rounding off the overall driver standing's top 10 (8th Independent).
The car's reliability and the driver's consistent performances all weekend puts the team in 4th in both the Independent and overall team standings in their debut BTCC outing, ahead of some more established teams.
A tired but happy Colin Neill (Team Principal) said as the cars came into the garage. "It's fantastic, both drivers did a really well to bring the cars home with points in every race. It's a credit to all the hard work and long days the team has put in, it's a great result for us and our fans". I'd personally like to thank every member of the team for their commitment and dedication.
Adam said of the weekend, "If you told me last night (Saturday) that I would be in 6 th overall and the team 4th, I would have said it was as likely as Birmingham City winning the FA Cup, but this is the BTCC and anything can happen".
A smiling Dan Eaves said in answer to the question, you must be happy with that? "Yeah I am, it was a good result, the priority was to try and keep out of too much trouble, learn the car, bring it home in one piece and bag some points, I can't wait to get out for the next round."
The team returned to its Rugby base to prepare for the next round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton on April 25 & 26.