TCR Pair Enjoy Strong Weekend Of Sorts

Total Control Racing drivers Graham Johnson and Neil Delargy each took an eighth place finish apiece at Donington Park at the weekend, which was noticeably better luck than third team-mate Mike Robinson.

In the weekend’s first encounter Johnson held on to the sixth place which he had taken in qualifying and was defending well from Rick Parfitt until he was demoted to eighth on the third lap. He briefly enjoyed seventh position after initial race leader Robinson span at the exit of the chicane, but was shuffled back to eighth when the frustrated Robinson made his back past on lap six. Johnson did not take part in the second race of the weekend due to personal reasons that saw him called away from the track.

Delargy was not quite as happy with his first race after starting sixteenth and then dropping as low as eighteenth thanks to racing in the pack. Despite this, he made progress from there on in to take twelfth in a mature and measured drive. He then replicated this performance in the second race of the weekend, battling to a tenth place which became eighth place after both Ratcliffe and Huyton were disqualified from the result for various misdemeanours.

Team principal Lee Brookes said: “Eighth is Neil’s best result – he’s got a good finish which is great for him but the big thing is he’s knocking seconds off of his lap times every weekend.