Oulton Park Gold Cup 2011

Posted on 4 Oct, 2011

Mixed weather over the weekend made for some interesting racing. Firstly we had three E-Types competing in the 4th round of the E-Type Challenge. Race one saw Michael finish 8th, Jamie 11th & Chris 12th. Race two then saw Dave Coyne finish 5th, Chris 7th and Jamie 8th.

In the Guards Trophy Chris elected for Dave Coyne to race his E-Type XAN 555 solo for the forty minute race. He immediately followed Jon Minshaw from the off trading fastest laps until the first pit stops.

Dave left the pits after his compulsory one minute stop and straight away went after Minshaw and as they approached the end of their first lap he was in front and pulling away until on the penultimate lap he spun on oil letting Minshaw through and ten seconds clear with one lap to go when they crossed the line to the chequered flag he was three seconds adrift. A real shame not to see the win but promising signs for the Spa Six Hour race in September.