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Qualifying Rounds 13/14 Donington Park 2014
P7 FOR ROBERT
Robert Barrable blasts through the field to P15 in the final qualifying of the Volkswagen Racing Cup championship of 2014.
The track conditions at Donington Park were very good with track temp of 41c. Robert Barrable took to the circuit having never raced at the Donington Park Circuit previously , Barrable was up to speed within 3 laps, matching the top three in sectors one and two, cracking out P15 for race one.
Rally star Barrable’s drive was an impressive championship debut. The Irishman started 15th on the grid and made it into the top 10 by the third lap, then gained places with the demise of Stewart Lines (engine) and Jack Walker-Tully (puncture), and passed Sam Morgan’s KPM Golf to secure seventh.
Steve Parkinson commented “Having never been to Donington Park before this was going to be steep learning curve for Rob, but as we have seen he absolutely got to grips with the car and track.
The Car performed well and sector one and two times were very impressive matching the top 3 competitors consistently which we have reviewed from the in car data. A great job by Rob, all of the team are certainly looking forward to Race 1”.
Watched by the Barrable family it was certainly a family affair , Michael Barrable, former WRC rally Championship driver and Robs Father commented “ We had a great day, bearing in mind qualifying was going to be an initial test session and qualifying all in one. Robert adapted well and is obviously used to having company, it’s his first qualifying outing in a saloon car and having never driven the track before it was a tremendous result “. Michael continues “Putting all the factors together the result is a testimony to Robert and the team. I know it will only go from strength to strength from here”.
VOLKSWAGEN RACING CUP donington qualifying summary
2014 Championship Driver Standings:
After Brands Hatch:
1 David SUTTON Scirocco R
2 Lucas ORROCK Scirocco R
3 Joe FULBROOK Golf GTI
4 Aaron MASON Scirocco R
5 James WALKER Golf GTI
6 Stewart LINES Scirocco R
7 Tom BARLEY Golf GTI
8 James GREENWAY Scirocco
9 Josh CAYGILL Scirocco
10 George WHITE Scirocco R
Pole Joe FULBROOK Golf GTI
Howard FULLER Golf GTI
1m 39.558s / 87.98mph Record