Josh Price could not seem to catch a break at a scorching hot Oulton Park, after being plagued by bad luck and being in the wrong place at the wrong time in the Renault Clio Cup Championship.
Josh Price hit the ground running at the start of a red hot weekend at Oulton Park, banking in the 6th fastest lap in qualifying after only his 4th lap.
As he was half way through his 5th lap, his delta split time was 0.3s up on his previous best as he approached the Knickerbrook chicane. The driver infront clipped the inside tyre barrier, diverting it into Price's path - leaving him no chance to avoid it.The resulting damage meant he could no longer participate in the session, causing lengthy repairs post race aswell as causing him to not get a second quick lap in. This result was that he would start from 6th and 11th respectively in Rounds 7 and 8 for the races.
Race one (Round 7) saw Price initially lose ground on the
opening lap, but regained 6th position back by lap 5. In a close battle
for 5th position, the places swapped and changed as Price was in
contention for the Graduate class victory. After half distance, Price
was dropped down to 9th in all the commotion around the notoriously
difficult circuit to overtake on. This is where he would finish at the
flag after some robust moves from rival drivers knocked him back too
finish out of position.
Price made a blistering start too round 8, vaulting himself into 9th position as once again a train of cars would emerge all fighting for position between 5th and 14th position. Price was all over the back of his main Graduate Cup rival as the race heated up, the driver at the head of the train was driving very defensively, slowing the chasing pack behind him. Ultimately this would be the undoing of a potential strong result for Price, as he was knocked down to 15th place on the 9th lap due to contact in the train of cars.
Price managed to regain a position for 15th at the chequered flag, to finish a trying weekend that never gave the BMR backed Team Pyro driver a stroke of luck.
Josh Price is now 8th overall in the Championship standings, maintaining his 2nd position overall in the Graduate Cup standings, as the series heads to Croft in North Yorkshire in just a fortnights time.