Renault UK Clio Cup

Whorton-Eales: “Anyone Can Go To Thruxton And Win”

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Renault UK Clio Cup championship leader Ant Whorton-Eales says he’s going to be taking a “cautious” approach at Thruxton next weekend for what he feels will be an unpredictable third meeting of the year.

Whorton-Eales has started the 2015 season in sensational style, starting with victory in the opening race of the season at Brands Hatch thanks to a dramatic last corner move on Ashley Sutton.

At Donington Park last time out, Whorton-Eales battled to a pair of second place finishes in two of the most action-packed Clio races in recent memory, before securing a dominant second win of the season in the final race.

“Two seconds and a first at Donington, you can’t complain about that really,” Whorton-Eales told TCF. “We got the fastest lap in every race is nice, it shows that everyone in the team has done a great job with the car, but we’re fully aware going forward that everyone is a threat in this championship.”

With a 22 point championship lead under his belt, the 20 year old’s attention is now turning towards the visit to Thruxton on 9/10 May, a circuit Whorton-Eales posted the third fastest time around during the TOCA test there earlier this month.

Despite that pace and his success so far this campaign, Whorton-Eales is apprehensive about setting his expectations too high for the weekend as he feels the unique high-speed nature of the circuit will lead to an unpredictable weekend.

He added: “Anyone can go to Thruxton and win, a track that fast turns everything around and certain drivers that might not have been at the front at Brands or Donington might well be right up there at Thruxton. We’ll be taking it cautious across the weekend, not doing anything stupid and see how we get on.”

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