Oli Withington is hoping for another strong weekend at his home track for the final two rounds of the Tegiwa Civic Cup, after claiming two top ten finishes during rounds 11 and 12 at Snetterton.
Oli underwent a mammoth task to get his FN2 machine out in time for Snetterton, after suffering a huge accident previously at Silverstone, which resulted in a heavily damaged car and a visit to hospital with neck injuries.
After a lot of hard work behind the scenes, the car was ready to race again, and delivered the results, which Oli was undoubtedly pleased about:
“I’m really happy with how this weekend’s gone for us, the guys that have worked on it at Auto Works and my brother have done an amazing job putting a new rear axle on and pulled the rear end out. It’s performed really well, it’s just the gear box that’s let us down but we’ll come back stronger for Donington, it’s my home track so we’ll see how we do.
“The last race didn’t work out as planned, third gear went so we had to make do with what we had, second and fourth gear, so that wasn’t great but we got two top ten finishes, I’m really happy with that - can’t really grumble with that given that it’s only the third meeting that we’ve done with the car and given what happened at Silverstone we’ve got to be thankful really”.
After bouncing back from his accident and putting in a good performance, Oli has now turned his attention to the season finale at Donington Park, and has pointed out his hopes for the last two races of the season:
“Expectations and finishing positions are different but I expect to get a top ten finish again in the final two rounds at Donington but we’ll see what happens. If I can progress further than that then that’d be great. I think we could have done well in that last race with starting fourth if the gearbox hadn’t gone but we’ll see. It’s my home track, I love it, it’s a good track and I know it so there shouldn’t be any excuses, it’ll be driver error if I don’t do any good!”
Written and interviewed by Alan Faulkner
Photo Credit: Aaron Lupton