News 2005
Uniroyal Fun Cup Calendar 2005

Track

Video

Duration

Date

Result

Report

Race Analysis

 

Snetterton

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5 Hours

09/04/05

9th

Report

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Weather

Donington Park

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5 hours

30/04/05

9th

Report

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Weather

Oulton Park

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4 Hours

11/06/05

9th

Report

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Weather

Spa

N/A

25 Hours

09/07/05

81st (8th UK)

Report

N/A

Weather

Croft

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4 Hours

28/08/05

3rd

 

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Weather

Rockingham

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5 Hours

09/10/05

16th

 

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Weather

News 2005

09/03/05 Tony Wins 2005 £10K Uniroyal Race Seat With Auto Express

 

26/03/05 Tony Wins Formula First Class In Car Race Debut

 

09/04/05 Auto Express Finish 9th At Snetterton After Late Fuel Filter Problems

 

30/04/05 Consistency ! Auto Express Come In 9th At Donington

 

19/05/05 Tony to contest Spa 25hrs with Auto Express

Tony will contest the longest motor race in the world, the Uniroyal Fun Cup Spa 25hrs with Auto Express following leading British Touring Car driver Matt Nealís decision not to compete for the team.

11/06/05 9th Again but strongest yet ! Oulton Park Report

10/07/05 Auto Express Nightmare at Spa 25hrs

28/08/05 Fantastic ! First UK Podium for Auto Express

Tony Barson from Garsington and Kim Adams achieved Team Auto Expressí first UK podium with a fantastic drive to 3rd place in the 4th UK round of the Uniroyal Fun Cup at Croft near Darlington. Barson in only his 6th ever car race gave the pair a great start by storming through the field from 9th on the starting grid to 5th position by the end of lap 1 in the 4 hour race, and then reeled in the leading cars allowing Adams to take the pair further up the order to a solid 4th by the end of his first 40min stint. A safety car period to retrieve the stricken 3rd place car of Beatle Juice Racing promoted Barson and Adams into sight of their first podium finish and right on the tail of the leading Ssang Yong car with Chipping Nortonís Steve Harris at the wheel. The last hour saw Adams keeping a watchful eye on Ssang Yong and RaceCar.com from 9 seconds away, as they both traded the lead of the race, but despite every effort and a changed fuel strategy at their final pit stop, Team Auto Express had to settle for 3rd at the end of the endurance event, won once more by Harrisí silver Ssang Yong Beetle lookalike car.

09/10/05 Disappointing Finale for Auto Express

Team Auto Express had a disappointing final round of the season at Rockingham finishing in an uncharacteristic 16th position. Kim Adams started superbly, carving his way up from 14th to a solid 6th place gaining on the leaders and looked like steering himself, Owen Mildenhall and Tony Barson to a second podium position on the trot, only for a throttle cable to snap 18 laps into the 5 hour race which took about 20 mins to repair, leaving them an unrecoverable 13 laps behind the leading SSang Yong car. After getting back on track, the team highlighted their recent race form by comfortably overtaking cars running in the top 3 to savor a bit of team pride !

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