Buxton Overwhelmed By Early SV Dominance

by Simon Paice

SV Racing director Danny Buxton has described his team’s early dominance of the 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup as “overwhelming” and “unbelievable” after Josh Cook led home a team one-two-three-four finish in Round Four at Donington Park yesterday (20th April).

Cook took both victories during the second meeting of the season in Leicestershire, leading home his fellow KX Akademy stable-mates Ash Hand, Alex Morgan and Ant Whorton-Eales in the live-televised second race.

That made it four wins in four race so far for SV, with Morgan having emerged victorious from both races on the opening weekend at Brands Hatch, with the quartet now having collected eight podium finishes between them so far this season.

Those results mean the team currently hold a one-two-three in the driver’s championship, Morgan heading Cook and Whorton-Eales, as well as an 83 point advantage at the top of the team’s standings.

While delighted with the one-two-three-four finish, and the team’s early dominance in the championship, 2001 Clio Cup champion Buxton is expecting a fight back from his rivals.

“I’m overwhelmed, to finish in the top four places, it’s unbelievable,” Buxton told TCF. “We’ve put so much hard work in over the winter, and to see the guys on the first four steps, it’s great for the SV team and the KX Akademy.

“As it stands at the moment, removing the ego and all that, no other team has led a race lap in the Clio Cup this season. I can’t believe it. But we know that Pyro, Rivett and everyone will hit back and we expect that, so we’re just going to enjoy it at the moment while it lasts. It’s amazing.”

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