Renault UK Clio Cup

James Dorlin: “It’s been a tough weekend but we have time on our side”

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James Dorlin Renault UK Clio Cup
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James Dorlin headed to Rockingham still in Renault UK Clio Cup title contention as he aimed to keep within touching distance of the championship leader.

Having not won a round since the first race at Oulton Park, James headed into qualifying and the races with victory on his mind so he could add to his five wins scored in 2018.

Dorlin would be denied pole position by 0.1 of a second to line up on the second row for race one.

A demon start gave the Westbourne Motorsport Clio the lead through turn one and he remained in contention for victory until contact from a rival took him out from the podium positions. Managing to rejoin from the grass, James recovered to score a fifth place finish in damage limitation.

A difficult race two on Sunday saw James struggle to a twelfth place finish, although not ideal, all points are valuable come the end of the season.

Despite a tough weekend, James still looks ahead to the future,

“It’s been a tough weekend but we have time on our side and we’re still in the championship hunt.

“We have two circuits coming up that we’ve been successful at in the past and with the support from everyone at Westbourne Motorsport as well as my sponsors Vantage Motor Group and GardX Protection, I’ve absolutely no doubt in my mind as to what we’re capable of come the end of the season.”

 

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