Tag : vic-covey
Tag : vic-covey
Our sponsored driver in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge was at Rockingham this weekend whilst we were at the Courier Connections Clio Cup meeting at Thruxton.
Vic qualified the Ginetta in 14th place for round 4 of the championship after finding a major oil leak just 1/2 hour before qualifying. A strong race drive saw Vic climb up through the field and posted his first top ten finish with a 9th place at the flag. In race 2 Vic made a great start from 12th on the grid and on lap 6 dived up the inside to grab 4th place. 1/2 a lap later it all ended in tears as Swedish driver Strandberg side swiped the Ginetta pushing the car heavily into the barriers causing major front end damage and a dnf.5 hours of rebuild saw the car line up 22nd for race 3 and despite a first corner off Vic managed to claw his way back up the field to finish 11th. Despite the zero points in race two , Vic has moved up to 14th overall in the Championship and demonstrated that he has the pace to run at the sharp end.
We are very pleased for Vic to break into the top 10 fror the first time this season and we are confident that the good results will keep on coming with more seat time.
We are proud to announce that alongside our sponsorship of the Renault Clio Cup, we are also sponsoring the Ginetta GT5 Challenge car of Vic Covey Jr. Vic has established himself as a fast and reliable driver over nearly a decade of racing, now 2014 will see him contest the GT5 Challenge series. Talking about the year ahead, Vic said ” Converting back to rear wheel drive and slicks will take some adjustment, however I feel with a good schedule of pre-season testing that we will be well in the mix”.
The first rounds of the season took place on Saturday 19th April 2014 at Oulton Park, we were not in attendance due to BTCC and Clio Cup commitments however Vic’s day went something like this:
Qualifying = 11th Race 1 = 15th ( 7th fastest race lap ) Race 2 = 19th and Race 3 = 13th. All three races included spins which dropped Vic to the back of the field which was a shame as we feel we could have had three top ten finishes. Overall championship position is currently 15th.”
We want to wish Vic the best of luck for the rest of the season and we are certain we will see the results improve with some more seat time! We will keep you up-to-date with Vic’s progress throughout the season, so please keep looking!