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  • Good outing for Frank Wrathall Jr but there's still work to be done

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    Good outing for Frank Wrathall Jr but there's still work to be done

    Frank showed determination and skill with a strong 13th place finish at Oulton Park this weekend, despite not getting off to a good start in race 1 and an unfortunate early retirement in race 3. Frank who is sponsored by Angel Springs the UK’s leading water cooler service provider as part of the Rising Star Scheme, picked up his first point towards the Independents championship with a spectacular performance in race 2. From 24th on the grid he manoeuvred into 13th place through rain and slick tyres on the front of the stunning black and orange NGTC Toyota Avensis. “All the other cars around me were on wet tyres all round, and that made life very difficult,” explained the 24-year-old. “It was a question of managing with what I had and trying to stay out of trouble.”

    “It was tough out there on those tyres,” he added, “and my brakes weren’t ideally set up either, but that aside it’s great finally to get a decent result on the board.” After a tremendous finish in race 2 Frank’s celebrations were short lived when he was forced to retire from race 3 due to mechanical problems after 4 laps at clay hill, “We’re still not sure where the problem lies,” said Frank. “I didn’t have a great start because they held us for a long time on the grid and the engine was overheating a bit. After that things were going well until the fourth lap; I hit a curb and noticed a vibration, and then there were oil pressure warning lights and it was best to pull off as a precaution. It’s a disappointing end but we are taking positives from the weekend, in particular the car’s performance in race two.” Frank and the rest of the Dynojet team are concentrating on the next round of the British Touring Car Championship to be held at Croft Race Circuit, North Yorkshire on the 18th-19th June.