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Dersingham driver forced to change car during busy schedule

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Dersingham driver Phil Wright has endured a busy few weeks of action – and a change of car – as the racing season hots up.

Wright has been in action in both the Disklok Civic Cup, at Croft, and The Royal Purple Hot Hatch Championship, at Cadwell, over the last few weeks.

Competing at the Yorkshire circuit of Croft, Wright qualified in fourth for what was going to be a hectic day.

Phil Wright (15228886)
Phil Wright (15228886)

Lining up for race one, he gunned the Honda Civic into the first corner and was keeping pace with the other racers.

Unfortunately a couple of cars slipped past to leave him in sixth place by the time he crossed the line.

Starting fifth on the grid for race two of the 2.1-mile circuit, Wright again got great traction off the line but was spun by another racer into the first corner.

He was then hit and the car badly damaged by another Civic, ultimately ending his race.

Keeping his options open, Wright secured another race car and took part in The Royal Purple Hot Hatch Championship, at Cadwell Park.

While testing on the Friday, Wright pulled back into the paddock only to notice a huge failure with his new Civic.

Six hours and a trip down to Oxford later, a replacement Civic was on the trailer and heading back up to Lincolnshire.

The next day Wright got to grips with the replacement car quickly and qualified in third.

Starting race one, the West Norfolk driver kept with the pack and with a great overtake crossed the line in second place.

Lining up second on the grid for race two, Wright made a great move and took first place pace and stretched out a huge advantage. Unfortunately a suspension failure on the penultimate lap ended his race.

Because of the damage to the car Wright’s next round will not be at his home race circuit of Snetterton in the Royal Purple Hot Hatch Championship over the weekend of October 12 and 13.

Wright thanks the continued support of Luke Loades, of Rounce and Evans Property Management, and Shaun Hagen, of Shaun Hagen Motor Services. Thanks also go to Selina Automotive, All Signs and The Anglia Tool Centre.

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