Silverline Subaru BMR Racing Not To Race at Thruxton
It is with a heavy heart that Silverline Subaru BMR Racing have decided not to take part in the three races at today’s Thruxton event. All four cars have been withdrawn from rounds 7, 8 and 9 due to safety precautions.
Following an incident with the car of James Cole at Donington Park, where there was a failure of the high pressure fuel rail, a re-designed and re-manufactured component was fitted to all cars for the Thruxton event.
A thorough review of the new design took place after qualifying and it was discovered that the new part is showing signs of fatigue. If this is left unchecked there is a risk of future failure.
All avenues available to the team overnight have been evaluated and the engineering team have taken the decision to withdraw the four cars from today’s event.
On an area as critical as the fuel supply and with the safety of each driver paramount; the Team came to the very difficult decision NOT to race the cars until a further solution has been manufactured and most importantly tested.
Obviously bitterly disappointed Colin Turkington explains that although it is terribly disappointing for everyone, the right decision has been made.
“I am deeply disappointed that I will not get to compete today, and it is a very difficult blow to swallow. Nobody wants to be in this situation but at the end of the day safety is the most important thing. The guys at Silverline Subaru BMR Racing did an incredible job in building these cars and this is just a small hurdle that we will certainly overcome. I’m confident a newly manufactured and tested solution will be found. I would like to express my sincere apologies to my sponsors and my fans but we have made the right call. Thank you for your support.”