Ant Whorton-Eales has heaped praise on his JamSport Racing squad after the partnership secured their first victory together in the Renault UK Clio Cup at Donington Park last weekend.
Whorton-Eales initially secured a double victory in Leicestershire to ignite his title challenge following troubles at Brands Hatch, but post-race was excluded from race two for a technical infringement.
Speaking to TCF prior to his exclusion, Whorton-Eales told TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk that he was pleased that they were able to respond in the manner they did.
“Like I said before the meeting, we can’t mess around now really, as if we’re not careful we will run out of time,” said Whorton-Eales.
“We’ve got to chip away at the championship every weekend. You look at the season and think it will be a long old year, but the final rounds soon come around. We’ve got to keep doing the best we can.
“The JamSport team did a fantastic job this weekend, they’ve set the car up perfectly so the car doesn’t go off towards the end of the race, but it doesn’t take too long to come in.
“I can’t fault the work they’re doing. We did six or seven laps on the same tenth in that race, which shows how solid our set-up is at the moment.”
Whorton-Eales feels he was back where he belonged at the front of the pack through the Donington weekend, but is keen now to set expectations too high for the visit to Thruxton next month.
“It’s where we should be after four or five years in the championship. There’s a lot of good drivers in the series, but I’d be pretty disappointed in myself if I can’t put it at the front of the grid,” he added.
“Hopefully we can continue doing that, though I’ve never had the best of luck at Thruxton. I know the one man who is very fast around there is Lee Pattison though.
“I’ll be happy if I can sit behind him all weekend as he can go there and win both races. There’s some circuits coming up though that I prefer though, so I’m looking forward to the next few weekends.”