Young driver hopes improvements made to his car at Manfeild will see him fare better in future TRS races.
February 21, 2007. Toyota Racing Series driver, Ben Crighton, says he’s getting on top of problem that have hampered his car, and is looking forward to a further improvement at the next round at Timaru on March 3 and 4.
The frustration continued in qualifying for last weekend’s TRS round at Manfeild where Crighton gridded the Tatuus-Toyota a disappointing 17th.
“The car wasn’t right in qualifying, but a close check of everything found a broken rear shock absorber, which explained the strange handling,” he said.
“In the first race, I still wasn’t happy with the brakes and finished 14th, so we tried some new pads for the next race and the car felt much better – but we still finished 14th.
“For race 3, we made some more adjustments and the car felt good, until I got somewhat involved in an incident between other drivers and ended up off the track. However, my car was okay, and after the restart I managed to move up the field and finished in ninth place.
“Now it’s off to Timaru where I hope we can continue this improving process.”