Race ace David Sutton in new appeal for backing

RISING car star David Sutton has stretched his lead in the VW Cup Championship to a hefty 30 points after claiming his fourth win of the season.

But it could be the end of his campaign unless he can find more backing.

After a successful first two rounds, the Swinton driver headed to the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, defending his championship lead.

He went into qualifying with high hopes despite not having had any dry weather testing — but he promptly took his third pole of the year by a massive eight-tenths of a second.

By Sunday morning’s opening race, the weather had taken a turn for the worse and it was raining hard.

After a solid start he managed to lead for the first three laps. Unfortunately an error with tyre pressure choice meant the car was lacking grip but Sutton still managed to wrestle the car home in a creditable fourth place to collect more valuable championship points

Race two saw him start third on the grid. After another of his trademark fast starts, he was up to second before the first corner and then managed to pull off the overtaking manoeuvre of the weekend and bravely went round the outside of his closest championship contender to take the lead.

After pushing hard in the early stages of the race to establish a gap on his rivals, the remainder of the race was just about managing the gap to second place and bringing the car home safely for a fourth victory of the year.  

The results meant that David has now extended his championship lead to 30 points.

He said: “I got a fantastic start and managed to pass Aaron Mason into the first corner, around the outside.

“From there on I saw that the guys behind me were battling so I did one fast lap to pull away and then settled into a rhythm to get home the car, which ran faultlessly.”

But Sutton desperately needs more sponsorship to keep him on track. “Unfortunately the budget is now spent and I need to find more if I am to defend my lead at Spa next month,” he added.

“If that was my last race, at least I have ended on a high. I would like to thank my sponsors Avago Karting at Swinton and also Wild Coq.”

 

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