Whorton-Eales remains in top 5 despite weekend of thrills and spills

19 year old KX Akademy driver Ant Whorton-Eales had a weekend full of thrills and spills at Thruxton Circuit for rounds 5 & 6 of the Courier Connections UK Clio Cup

Race 1 saw Lichfield based Whorton-Eales make up an impressive 5 places on the first lap of the UK’s fastest circuit. Ant then found himself battling for 3rd place despite his 10th place start before being turned sideways on Woodham Hill by Rivett, causing him to drop back to 9th place. The incident was later investigated by the stewards however no further action was taken against the WDE driver.

Unfortunately Race 2 did not see an improvement in luck for the 19 year old who’s side window smashed on turn 1 leaving him showered in glass and with a less than aero-dynamic car for the entire race. Despite this Whorton-Eales was lapping at one of the fastest times of the field right up until the last lap. Eventually finishing in a respectable 7th place Ant still managed to secure valuable championship points ensuring he remains in the top 5.

With 5 weeks until the next round Whorton-Eales is looking forward to putting Thruxton’s troubles behind him and heading to the upcoming rounds which feature some of his favourite tracks:

‘Thruxton was a very challenging weekend for me, I was hit with a run of bad luck however after hard work from everyone at the team I was able to come away with two points scoring race finishes. The key to becoming 2014 champion is consistency, so although my positions were not as high as predicted we are still in the top 5 of the championship and able to threaten for the lead at Oulton Park in 5 weeks time.’

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