TCR International Series
Wilson seventh at Silverstone
Photo Credit: Mark Campbell

Wilson seventh at Silverstone

Relishing the start of the new season in the TCR UK Championship at Silverstone, British driver Darelle Wilson had his sights set on mounting a podium challenge at the very least, but only getting the car a few days before race one was all put to the very last minute. With the team having made so much effort, Wilson managed to finish 7th in race two due to tyres not lasting and not having the right set up.

Race one was hopefully going to give us the answers we wanted with the car performing really well and had really great grip on the corners“, commented Wilson, “At the start of the first race again our inexperience with the car caught us out as we had selected the wrong launch mode and dropped to 10th by the first corner. By lap 6 we where up to 7th when a slight brush with another car sent us into the gravel and then it was retirement.”

“By the time the car was back to Parc ferme, the team had less than 20 mins to go before the assembly for race 2, where they had no option to remove the car from Parc ferme to remove all the gravel and clean up the tyres”, Wilson added, “Which meant they weren’t able to benefit from the reverse grid as the rules say. A much better start this time meant Wilson had overtook one car before Copse corner, a cautious first few laps spent looking after the tyres saw them only move up to 11th, before he was happy to push the tyres hard. They quickly moved up to 7th over the next few laps and from then on he where involved in a battle royale with Jessica Backman in her VW Golf. Jessica went on to finish in front of him but I gained the 7th place back when Aiden retired with 2 laps left.”
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