RACE#7 SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL – 4H

On Saturday 28th July, the Bridle brothers will compete in a 4 hour race around Silverstone

Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race in the newly created World Championship of Drivers. The race rotated between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch from 1955 to 1986, but relocated permanently to Silverstone in 1987. – source funcup.co.uk

 

We were so happy with the result especially after all the work we have put in over the last year to eventually get to this point. We can’t thank our team mechanics and sponsors enough for all their hard work and supporting us and getting us to this point.

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  • Ed & Chris Bridle

    Last weekend we headed to Silverstone, the home of British motorsport, for round 7 of the Fun Cup UK Championship. After a successful weekend at Zandvoort in Holland, we were hopeful for another positive weekend. We turned up on Friday morning and were straight on the pace which was a relief considering we had never driven Silverstone national circuit before. After testing all day we finally found a balance which we felt comfortable with for the race.

    On Saturday morning we had little track time during qualifying, this was down to us being so happy with the cars performance and balance so we worked on our pit stops. With FunCup being a drawn grid, qualifying doesn’t actually secure you your starting position. We had to start the 4 hour race from 20 th on the grid which was going to make it hard for us in the race.

    At the start of the race in stint 1 we managed to get the car from 20 th to 9 th position on track. Ed then got into the car for his first stint and pushed hard to make up 5 positions and get the car into 4th position.

    After a safety car and a very fast pit stop from the team we found our self in 2 nd positon and chasing down the leaders of the race. Suddenly the race leaders pulled into the pits with a mechanical failure this left us fighting for the race lead with 3 other cars for the next 30 minutes until the next round of pit stops. For the rest of the race we managed to stay within the top 3 and hold our own against some very well-known and experienced drivers. In the end we crossed the line in 2nd position out of 28 cars.

    We were so happy with the result especially after all the work we have put in over the last year to eventually get to this point. We can’t thank our team mechanics and sponsors enough for all their hard work and supporting us and getting us to this point.

  • Ed Bridle

    Wow! What a start to the 2017 campaign at Silverstone. This being our first car race we didn’t know what to expect with our result and how the race would go. In Fun cup Qualifying is drawn out of a hat and we got given grid position 4 out of 32 for the start of the race.

    I started the race which I was extremely excited about and couldn’t wait to get going. At the start of the race I dropped back to 14th as the more experienced and pro drivers made their way to the front which I was expecting as this was only my first race but I was happy that I was able to hold my own with them and not drop back any further than 14th.

    After 40 minutes of driving I then came into the pits for my fuel stop and make the driver change with my brother Chris. As Chris was doing his stint I took the time I had to talk to the team about the start and also re hydrate as it was seriously hot in the car.

    After another 40 minutes my brother then pitted for me to get into the car again for the next driver change and my last stint of the 4 hour race. He did a great job and gained 4 places to get us back up to 10th out of 32. My second stint was rather uneventful as I was in a gap in no man’s land with the car behind 40 seconds back and the car in front 15 seconds ahead.

    After another 40 minutes I then pitted for my brother to have his last stint. Jay Shepherd, team owner and also step in driver for our team mate, Chris Dovell, who couldn’t make it this weekend, did an amazing job in his double stint by managing to get the car up to 7th position where we then stayed until the end of the race.

    I couldn’t be happier with the result as this was our first car race and I can’t thank Jay shepherd and all of the Fun Cup Academy for their hard work across the weekend and months leading up to the first round.

  • Chris Bridle

    P7 Out of 32 cars in our first car race, Safe To say we are happy with that @revo_uk_ @Revo_Ty @team7racingpro @ambermsport

  • What a great start to the season for Team7 FunCup Academy.

    Round ONE, X3 car entry and two finishing in the top… (link: http://fb.me/8WziMlK3Z) fb.me/8WziMlK3Z (originally posted on Twitter)

  • Ed Bridle

    Solid performance from the team to finish P7 in our first ever car race out of 32 👌🏻🏎🙈 @Revo_Ty @RevoSunglasses @ambermotorhomes @FunCup_UK

  • BOOOOOM!!! Top 10 finish for #TheBridleBrothers and @team7racingpro

  • Ed Bridle

    Starting P4 for the first round of the year out of 32 😜👌🏻👀