We Go Racing At Silverstone, Have A Massive Crash

We Go Racing At Silverstone, Have A Massive Crash

SuperUnleaded’s Fun Cup car made its track debut on Saturday – and things certainly got interesting…

Silverstone was the venue of race one – hallowed ground for motorsport enthusiasts – with our sponsored Beetle replica joining 27 others on the starting grid for a gruelling four hour endurance race. Here’s how we got on…

As part of a one make racing series, our car is mechanically identical to all other competitors…

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…apart from the clearly superior graphics on the side, obvs.

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Drivers sit in the middle of the race-spec interior – McLaren F1-style…

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…as explained by team boss and driver Adam Lucas, who gives our competition winners a tour of the car.

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Challenge #1: Qualifying. We managed a pretty respectable position thanks to some speedy laps.

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Driver #2, Martin Hamm, gets ready for the start of the race…
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…with a coin flip placing us third on the grid for the start of the four hour race.

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 A few hours and driver change in, we were hovering around 14th place – even jumping into the top 10 at one stage…

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 …but as Adam was preparing for his second stint, we heard bad news over the radio…

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…and here it was. We’d been involved in an incident with another car, throwing us off the track.

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This was the sight that greeted us after what felt like an hour waiting for recovery. Not great.

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We were’t out yet, though – the Fun Cup mechanics swarming around the Beetle to replace the broken bits.

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With our Beetle on the road to recovery, Adam gave a quick interview to the TV crew on hand…

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…before getting back out in the newly-repaired car for the final 40 minutes of the race.

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Despite bent suspension, out-of-shape steering and broken telemetry, Adam gave it his all…

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…with each lap taking us just a small step further up the grid.

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The end result? 23rd of 28 cars – not bad for a battle-scarred car that was out of action for 1/4 of the race!

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The SuperUnleaded.com team’s next race will be at Snetterton at the end of May, and we’ll have a handful of VIP tickets to give away. Stay tuned for the opportunity to win them and be a part of the action!

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