Whorton-Eales: “It’s Been A Really Good Weekend”


Ant Whorton-Eales kept his Renault UK Clio Cup title challenge firmly on track with another pair of podium finishes last weekend at Oulton Park.

Following up a double victory last time out at Thruxton, the JamSport Racing ace battled through to second and first place finishes during the visit to Cheshire.

Fast starts were key to both results as he fought from fourth on the grid in each, with a lightning getaway in race one seeing him lead into Old Hall for the first time.

From there, Whorton-Eales duelled it out with points leader Mike Bushell for the victory, with a robust battle eventually going the way of his adversary.

Whorton-Eales hit back in race two though, initially storming into second off the line before pressuring Bushell into a decisive mistake at the start of lap three.

Assuming the race lead, Whorton-Eales would control the remainder of the race en-route to a 1.3 second victory, which makes it four consecutive podium finishes for the 22 year old.

“It’s been a really good weekend,” Whorton-Eales told ITV Sport after race two.

“We put a new clutch into the car overnight, so I was a bit wary about the start and tried my best to bed it in on the warm up lap. It wasn’t quite the start I normally get, but it got me behind Bushell.

“He cracked into the first corner. He got too much kerb on the apex and lost drive off the corner. It was the one mistake he had to make for me to come through and I kept him back from there.

“The car was mega today. We struggled yesterday with understeer and we had a big sit down at JamSport last night, got our heads together and made a few changes. It was brilliant, a completely different car.”

The Oulton victory makes it four wins in the last six races for the Litchfield-based racer, results that have put him fourteen points off the championship lead despite his early season troubles.

“We’ve had a few difficulties this year, but as far as the results have shown, the pace that this car has got, I can’t ask for much more,” he added.

“Everyone at JamSport is doing a fantastic job and hopefully we can continue like this.”