The team are extremely dissapointed in the recent turn of events after the Silverstone collision, but remain bouyant.
Whilst we knew the damage was extensive after initial checks post the race at Silverstone, which ultimately excluded us from the second race at Silverstone, we have now had the chance to fully evaluate the car back at the team HQ in Watford.
After completing this, it is clear that the damage sustained was even greater than our initial checks had shown, which includes both mechanical and body. It is now clear that the full impact was to a considerable magnitude that has broken many elements of the car, some beyond repair.
These include the drive train, the steering, the o/s/f front brakes and the o/s/f suspension. In addition to this, all the front body panels, as well as the lower driver’s side sill and door on the car require comprehensive repairs, with some needing to be replaced, along with one of the wheels having also been split.
The repairs are underway, but time was not on our side as rounds 7 and 8 at Snetterton are on the 14th and 15th June. The repairs have gone well, but as with all damage, there can be additional repair complications during the works themselves, which proved the case this time.
Due to this the early decision was made to not compete at the SPA rounds 9 and 10, so as the full repairs can be completed, as well as a set testing plan, which is now underway.
Steve Parkinson commented "This was an difficult decision for the team, as we are here to race and race every time, but we were not prepared to allow the car and driver to enter races that we had not fully completed repairs and critically tested thereafter"