West Norfolk driver makes fine start to Disklok Civic Cup campaign on home circuit
Dersingham’s Phil Wright made great progress at the opening round of the Disklok Civic Cup over the Easter weekend on his home circuit of Snetterton.
Testing on Friday gave good results and his lap times were towards the top of the table.
Qualifying early on Sunday, Wright secured seventh place on the grid out of a field of 27.
A lightning start in his opening outing promoted Wright quickly up to fifth.
Over the next few laps he closed in on the third and fourth place drivers and, with his racecraft and knowledge of the track, he executed two perfect overtakes to secure third by the time he crossed the line.
A reverse grid for race two left Wright seventh on track and, despite a promising start, a gearbox issue slowed his progress and he crossed the line in 15th.
He leaves Snetterton ninth overall in the championship.
Wright’s next round is at Oulton Park next weekend (May 12).
The West Norfolk driver is supported by Luke Loades, of Rounce and Evans Property Management, and Shaun Hagen, of Shaun Hagen Motor Services, while thanks also go to Selina Automotive, All Signs and the Anglia Tool Centre.