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It was definitely Ladies Day in the
first race of day, the Autosport Caterham EuroCup
round. Rachel Green, leading a group of cars at
Knicker Brook, recovered from a spin to take the
lead on the last lap and score her first race win.
Sarah Reader, who had been fastest in qualifying,
finished third. Rachel went on to lead the second
race from lights to flag to make it two wins in one
Strong Pace but No Luck for Sarah Reader at
Warwickshires Sarah Reader had a
character building two races at Dijon, France in
the SPEED EuroSeries last weekend. Despite
front-running pace all weekend from the #24 Juno
entry, she and co-driver Garry Findlay were
unfortunately forced to retire from both races with
Having qualified on the front row with P2 for
Saturdays Race 1, Findlay started the race
and held position with a solid stint before handing
over to Reader. As Reader was being strapped in, a
radiator burst and the car was retired before it
was even released from the pitlane.
With a new radiator in the car for Race 2,
Reader had the Juno running as one of the fastest
cars on the track, setting fastest lap in the
opening laps of her stint, and handed over to
Findlay on lap 29.
However, only three laps into his stint, Findlay
had sensor lights and warnings appearing on the
dashboard and he took the sensible decision to park
the car and switch the engine off just 45 minutes
into the 90-minute race, bringing the weekend to an
early close for the Juno.
We should have come away with a podium
this weekend and its frustrating we were let
down by reliability issues. We were running so well
in both races but it was the right thing to do to
retire the car and save the engine.
Juno have again done a fantastic job this
weekend and the pace in the car was very
encouraging and its just a shame we were just
unable to convert that pace into a result.
However, it only makes us more determined
to bounce back and take home the result the team
deserves at Barcelona.
The final two rounds of the SPEED EuroSeries
take place at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona on
5th 7th October.
Sarah Reader - 3rd in the Goodwin Racing
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