The 2nd race ended in disaster for Edwards and Warburton! They were leading by almost 17 seconds when a safty car came out, andjust before the green flag was given the GT2 Mosler of Phil Keen smashed into the rear of the RPM Porsch, which Edwrads was driving at the time. This cost them the Tag Heur 250 overall win and almost 60,000 pounds of damage. Edwards said “It’s stupid people like this that make motorsport dangerous, Keen is an utter idiot!”
Sean Edwards Race Report
This time we started 5th, so it was going to be easyier to get to the front, Steve started again and he got us to 4th before the pitstop.
The team then thought through a stratergy to get past some cars and it worked superbly! we went form 4th to 1st in the pitstop, it was amazing.
It was then left to me to push as hard as I could to gain over 15 second on the Kane Porsche to try and win the overall aggerate race. It was all going well and we were pulling almost 2 seconds a lap on the struggling Kane. I was just trying to keep up with Richard Westbrook who was leading the race but a lap down on aggerate. But then a few cars went off which brought out the safty car.
On the restart even before we got to the line the Mosler of Phil Keen smashed into me from behind! This picked my rear wheels off the ground and at that point I had no control, what was worse is that he did this 3 times before turning left and smashing me into the pit wall at 130mph!!!
He is a great danger to the other drivers, i dont know what the hell he was thinking. He seems to be thick in the head or somthing, this has made us loose the Tag 250 and cost us about 60,000 pounds of damage.
This brought a great weekend to an abrupt end, the team did great and both me and steve did a great job, it’s a shame that Keen has ruined this weekend for us. We can only look forward to Silverstone International now and try to win there.
The first race of the weekend was looking like a bit of a task for the Edwards/Warburton duo, but the two drivers and team had great strategy and went from 10th on the grid to finish 2nd in GT3! This was a great result but they have too make up a 15 second gap in the race tomorrow to Kane’s Porsche if they wanted to take the over all aggregate win of the Tag Heur 250. It’s going to be a huge task but they are confident that they can manage it.
Steve started the race and he really had to get past a lot of people if we were going to get any sort of result as it was only a 45 minute race. He started 10th and made some great overtaking maneuvers to get to 6th place before the pit stops. Then the team calculated a strategy that would get us past another 2 cars during the pit stops, it worked!
When I got in I was in 4th place and really had to push hard to catch 2nd and 3rd. In the end i caught and got passed both cars and found myself in 2nd place. 1st place was over 25 seconds up the road with 10 minutes to go, I pushed as hard as i could and got the gap down to 15 seconds by then end. This was a great job by all of us here at RPM, both drivers and the team did a mega job and we came through the field from 10th to 2nd.
Now we have to look to tomorrows race to try to win by over 15 seconds. It’s not going to be easy, but I think we can manage it with some luck.
Testing went well at the Brands Hatch Tag 250 for the Edwards/Warburton duo; they ended up 2nd in GT3 and have high hopes for qualifying.
Qualifying 1 went badly for the duo as they had a gearbox failure, this resulted in no 3rd gear and they only managed to limp round and do their mandatory 3 laps each. They ended up 10th in the GT3 class which was a difficult starting position for the first race.
For second qualifying the team had put a new gearbox brought from Trackspeed into the Porsche. Steve Warburton went out and one of the driveshaft seals broke and he came into the pits dead last, the team fixed the problem and Edwards went back out to set a time. But all was not well as Trackspeed who had built the gearbox had put 5th and 6th gear the wrong way round! This meant that Edwards could not go as fast as possible, but still setting a time good enough for 5th place on the grid for the second race.
Sean Edwards and Steve Warburton tested 2 RPM cars at the Silverstone International track today. They did over 3 hours in the cars and chose the 05 model to do the rest of the year in.
They are racing at the Brands Hatch GP Tag 250 this weekend, and then the Silverstone International British GT race in October. They had a consistent trouble free run and the team was very impressed with the duo!
Sean Edwards and Steve Warburton have signed for RPM Motorsport to do the Brands Hatch GP and the Silverstone International GT races. They look to carry on with the team to do the whole British GT championship in 2006. They are to test 2 cars on the 21st of this month, the will run with the familiar colors of Tim Harvey’s/RPM Porsche Carrer Cup Scheme.