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2012 WRDA News

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Meyrick scores at the Rock, then gets taken out by team-mate in race 2!

 WRDA member Andy Meyrick  scored some welcome points in Round 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB but was side-lined in the 2nd of the weekends races held at the impressively large, but generally un-loved Rockingham Motor Speedway near Corby in Northamptonshire.  Meyrick has bizarrely found himself to be the oldest driver in the championship at age 26! The Porsche Carrera GB Championship seems to be full of the rough & tumble of motorsport, with some of Meyricks’ fellow competitors guilty of some dubious driving tactics.

Andy has had prior experience at the Rocks' 2 mile circuit from his days in the British F3 International Series and he used that to qualifying fifth for both of  the weekend’s . Driving the Parker Motosports’ Lindberg car Andy approached the first race with a determination to score points and avoid any trouble and he raced well, showing real pace and finished 4th, just a few tenths of a second away from a podium place.

 After dry race in the morning,  race two was held in driving rain and cooler temperatures which suited Andy as he explained,     “We practiced in the wet on Friday and the car was blindingly fast so I was feeling really confident when it started raining as I knew we’d be right on the pace for the second race.  That made what happened on the first lap even more frustrating.  Despite the fact that we hadn’t run the rain since Friday, one of my Team Parker Racing team mates, Dan Lloyd, decided to not only go for a narrow gap between two cars in awful, awful conditions, but he also braked 50 metres later than anyone else into the first corner.  He locked up all his wheels and skidded into me which punctured both of the left side tyres on my Porsche and took me out of the race on the spot.  To be honest, I think he needs a pair of LINDBERG’S glasses!

 “It wasn’t a great way to finish the weekend, but I’m still really positive about the weekend as a whole and how it all went until that first corner.  I felt more at home in the Porsche this weekend and the pace is now there, as well as consistency.  Fourth in Race 1 was a good strong result for this championship and I’m really looking forward to Silverstone." 


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