Procter’s Difficult Weekend at Estering

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Kevin Procter endured a difficult weekend in the FIA European Rallycross Championship at Estering in Germany, but still came away with some points towards his title push.

Procter, from North Yorkshire, set the ninth fastest time in the timed practice, with a tenth place in the opening heat.

The second heat saw Procter lead into the first corner, against the likes of multiple champion, Kenneth Hansen, but after electing to take his joker lap early on, Procter suffered contact with Ludwig Hunsbedt which led to his retirement from the race.

As in the second, the third heat saw Procter make a fantastic start, only this time he converted the lead into victory. However, his time would only see him into the “C” final

In the final, the Procters Luxury Coaches backed Ford Focus driver leapt from fourth on the grid to the lead, but another clash saw him drop down the order. He recovered well, finishing fourth at the line.

The points gained in German mean that Procter remains 11th in the Division 1 standings, and is hoping for better luck when the series heads to Slomczyn in Poland this September.

Speaking after the meeting, Procter said “Estering is one of those tracks which means contact is inevitable and it just wasn’t my day. To lead three races and still come away with only progressing to the ‘C’ Final is frustrating but when you’re up against such quality drivers, it’s always going to be hard”

“Had luck gone my way a little more, I could have at least made it into the ‘B’ Final and who knows what could have happened but it wasn’t to be and I’m happy to add to my points tally. Hopefully, we can get a good result in Poland next month as I really need to get into the top ten over these final two rounds”, added Procter.

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