Silverstone 24th March: EuroSaloons Championship

A sunny saturday in March saw Chesterfield based team VF-Racing and their Subaru Impreza heading to Silverstone in Northamptonshire for the first round of the 2012 BRSCC’s EuroSaloon Championship.

Taking place on the full size Grand Prix Circuit, alongside 30 fellow competitors, the racing promised to be entertaining as the racers returned to the track for the first time this season following the winter break.

With an early morning qualifying session, Vaughan piloted the Subaru to 3rd place on the grid, showing that the work carried out over the winter months was worth the effort.

Following the customary rolling start, the race was underway and everyone cleared the first corner without incident. Battling with the more powerful Mitsubishi Evo 9 of Barry Squibb, Vaughan remained in contention and closed the gap under braking and cornering.

A race long battle ensued, which saw the pair trade places as each driver played to their car’s strength.

Lap after lap, of the 3.66 mile Northamptonshire circuit, Fletcher continued to pull out a comfortable lead from the chasing pack. With only one lap to go until the chequered flag was waved, the TVR Sagaris that had started from the back of the grid carved it’s way through the pack, and passed the battling Subaru and Evo effortlessly, dropping each driver back a position.

With the race at a close, the team crossed the line in 4th place overall, showing the way home to seven ex BTCC and WTCC touring cars.

VF-Racing will be back at Silverstone on the 5th-6th May for their first outing in the Classic Thunder Championship.

To follow the team; check out www.VF-Racing.co.uk.

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