A lot of people may not know, most of our team here at Crewsade are still active in motorsport. Race season is very much upon us and we've teamed up with the young gun Mr. Olly Turner - The Apex Burner for this season through our sponsorship programme with Samco Sport. He topped qualifying and even took the win in race 2 this weekend. This was the maiden voyage of his newly built VW Golf touring car! Full scoop below!
The official report, for immediate release: Olly Turner took a maiden Volkswagen Racing Cup victory to put him back in championship contention. In a fierce battle with Jack Depper, rookie Turner exchanged places throughout, eventually being nudged wide by Depper with a handful of laps to go at Silverstone. In an amended result Turner was victorious making it one win apiece between the two.
Turner came out on top in the first of what is expected to be a year-long battle between himself and Depper. The Maximum Motorsport driver cross the line first, however, a decision by the stewards saw the winner penalised 10 seconds, as the pair traded paintwork for much of proceedings, culminating in Depper pushing Turner from behind in the braking zone.
While he started from pole, a poor start for Depper had left him with catching up to do in the opening laps in order to chase down the leaders. A broken drive shaft had prevented Olly Turner from competing in the opening race and as a result was starting at the back for the second. This disadvantage would not stop him though, overtaking Russell Joyce before the end of the first lap to lead early on. Depper regained second on the following lap closing quickly on the Golf in front.
Speaking after the race, a delighted Turner said;
“I’m feeling good. I had a strong race with myself and Jack, but in the end the clerks decision was to reverse the result and give Jack a ten second penalty. It worked out in my favour but we’ve both had a strong weekend. I just want to thank my sponsors, Samco Sport and JM Racing for giving me a wicked car.”
“Not sure what to say this week has been a busy one. To qualify on Pole and to come back from a mechanical in Race 1 to set the fastest lap and then P1 in race 2. So please to pull out a result for the team and to get so much air time for TV, I really am happy generally with my performance.
Thank you to:
Peak Performance Reviews for the support #teamsamco Fleet Livery Solutions Ltd WeCrewsade Evesham Leisure Centre #barc Motorsport UK Academy Hype Creative for my fantastic custom Sparco kit! Mum as sports coach and nutrition, dad as taxi and second photographer MR JamSport Racing for the mentoring and data (which never lies). On the coms Dave Goddard and Paul O’Neil and the guys at VW Cup / TCR /TCTfor a great weekend. Well done to all the other drivers! And thanks to all the supporters at home watching and all the amazing encouragement means so much.