Dino Zamparelli experienced a tough weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire, but managed to salvage some points as the championship heads into its mid-season break.
 
The Bristolian qualified well to secure a front row start for race one, however leader Tom Wrigley dislodged a plastic marker which then speared through the radiator of Dino’s car. In a heroic effort to maintain second place and despite coolant leaking onto his tyres, Dino was forced to retire with five laps to go.  
 
As a result of the retirement Dino was relegated to the back of the grid for Sunday’s race two. However Dino was able to race through the pack to finish tenth and claim two championship points. 
 
“It was a good start to the weekend,” said Dino. "I think we were really unlucky and it feels a bit harsh when we did all the hard work getting up to second to have bollard force us into retirement. That’s life, that’s racing. Let’s hope that isn’t the story of the rest of the year and we start fresh at Snetterton. All the hard work we did at the beginning of the year to build a gap has been taken away in one weekend. That’s the way it goes but I’m with the best team on the grid and we’ll fight back.”
 
Next race is at Snetterton on 27th – 29th July!

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