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Budd forced to retire
Published 14/07/14



MECHANICAL problems forced Charlie Budd to retire from the first race of the fourth round of the Mighty Mini Championships at Oulton Park last weekend.

On the qualifying round, with the track still damp, Budd started well with Ade Tuckley setting consistently fast lap times putting them first and second on the grid.

At mid session Brayden Fletcher was caught out on the damp track and had an impact with the tyre wall. After the debris was cleared the session resumed but Budd was unable to better his time and qualified in seventh place.

During the first race Budd moved up to fourth spot after the first two corners and maintained this position whilst battling with cars around him and closing in on the leaders. With two laps to go the clutch let go and Budd was unable to select a gear causing him to retire from the race.

Starting 25th on the grid for the second race Budd got off to a flying start to move up to eighth place after two laps.


The race was red flagged due to Ryan Cowley rolling his car in one of the chicanes and after the restart left drivers with a two lap dash to the line.

Budd was struggling with the car as it was jumping out of fourth gear through the fast corners. Driving with one hand on the wheel and one hand on the gear stick Budd made a move on Paul Rhodes on the last corner, but Rhodes just pipped him on the line as Budd settled for eighth place.

Budd, in his team Pristine Condition car, is now sitting second in the championship.

The next race will be at Castle Combe on August 25.

Published 14/07/14


 
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