Ben Clucas Racing

Tough Weekend at Imola

After a successful weekend together at Donington Park a few weeks earlier, Ben again teamed up with Tom Bradshaw for round 4 of the Speed Euroseries at Imola in Northern Italy


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Tough Weekend at Imola Testing went well, with the number 14 WFR always near the top of the timesheets, ending session 2 in 2nd place. With Ben having done no dry laps before qualifying, it was left to Tom to qualify the car. At the end of the 45 minute session a good lap from Tom put them 3rd, confident for the race ahead.

Tom started race 1 but unfortunately got caught up in an incident at turn 1, ending the duos chances on the spot. The sister WFR that is in contention for the championship was found to have a gearbox problem after the race. As Ben hadnít competed in all the rounds, he wasnít in the championship fight. Therefore the team asked if he could step aside for one of the Championship leaders to drive his car to be able to score points, which was understandable, so he wasnít involved in race 2.

Ben was disappointed afterwards; ďItís a real shame, as I think we could have been fighting for a podium. These things happen though, and you always need a bit of luck to get through turn 1 on lap 1 safely. I can understand the teamís decision for race 2, so it didnít worry me at all. At the end of the day they are fighting for a championship and Iím not. Iím now off to Laguna Seca next week, so really looking forward to that.Ē


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