Price leaves Croft with a podium

Croft
June 19, 2016

BMR backed Team Pyro driver Josh Price returned to the podium at Croft after a strong showing all weekend. After qualifying strongly, Price delivered in Round 10 to take home some more silverware from the 2016 season...

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June 19, 2016 10:22 PM

BMR backed Team Pyro driver Josh Price returned to the podium at Croft after a strong showing all weekend to take home some more silverware from the 2016 season.

Rounds 9 and 10 of the Renault Clio Cup UK Championship took place at the Croft circuit in the North of Yorkshire.

Team Pyro driver Josh Price completed a very strong qualifying session, taking a 6th overall, less than 0.4s off pole position, and having a second best time that was only 0.002s off pole position! This meant he would start the two races from 6th and 2nd on the grid respectively.

Round 9 saw Price lose out on the start, dropping two positions too 8th. By lap 4, Price was setting a pace rivalling that of the leaders as he pushed for a way past the train of 4 cars up ahead of him. On lap 8 however, Price was hit by a rival driver infront of him who lost control, inflicting race ending damage on the BMR backed driver, as he made his way back to the pits to sadly register a non-finish.

Round 10 saw the luck swing for Price. Starting from 2nd on the grid, he made a great start to lead the race after the opening lap. In a race long battle between three drivers, one being his main rival for the Graduate Cup honours and the other being the most experienced driver in the field, the lead changed on numerous occasions, with Price leading up to lap 5.
The rest of the race saw the front three in a race of their own, up to 5 seconds ahead of the chasing pack. Try as he may, Price could not force the opening to retake 2nd or 1st position, after a late manoeuvre failed to vault him up the order.At the flag Price held onto 3rd to take a deserved podium after a string of bad luck in the previous rounds, as well as 2nd in the Graduate Cup at Round 10.

Price remains 8th overall in the overall championship classification, as well as retaking 3rd overall in the Graduate Cup standings with this podium finish.

The Clio Cup and BTCC support races head into a summer break for 5 weeks, with the championship restarting again for the second half of the season at Snetterton in Norfolk.

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