November 03, 2018

 

The Austin round of the 2018 Formula Challange championship became one of the most important in the British outfit's history, claiming their first-ever title on the GPVWC Ladder.

A dominant Race 1 performance from long-time pairing Chris Butcher and David Jundt gave the team an insurmountable lead over STAX Racing.

We caught up with the team owner, David Fidock, to hear his thoughts. "I'm incredibly proud of the team to win in only our 2nd season. We had the opportunity to race in Supercup this year but decided to stay in Formula Challenge to gain more experience, and that decision has paid off. The drivers have been amazing all year, fast and consistent at each track. I would like to say well done to Stax for putting up a strong fight and a great year of racing. Finally, I would like to say thank you to every member of the team for there help this year - Chris Williamson, Florian Geier, Chris Butcher and David Jundt have all played pivotal roles this season. We're hopeful of promotion to Supercup next year and look forward to the challenge that brings. Our focus now turns to Chris and helping him secure this year's drivers crown".

Florian Geier: "I am very happy for everyone in the team, to come out on top on a highly competitive Season in Formula Challenge with 2 rounds to go is an incredible feeling. Thank you to Chris W, David F, Chris B and David J to make all of it possible".

Chris Butcher: "I'm so happy for David and the whole team. We worked incredibly hard this year and that work has paid off, helping claim the team's championship in my first full season of career ladder competition is amazing. I'm so proud of that journey, but our job isn't done yet - I'm still fighting Chris Shepherd for the driver's title, so all of my focus now rests on making that a reality".

David Jundt: "Incredibly glad to be part of another championship-winning outfit in FC after my own team took the team title last year. We had ups as well as downs, some memorable moments include the great teamwork at China or our level-headed drives at a wet Barcelona. My personal highlights so far were winning the reverse grid race at Monaco as well as my pole position at COTA in the wet. The season is not over yet though, with Chris looking to secure the driver's title as well as me looking to clinch 3rd for the second time in a row. We won't lose concentration until the season is over, but I do enjoy driving and knowing we've secured the title now."

With two rounds left, the team's focus now shifts to the driver's championship, where Red Arrow driver Chris Butcher currently holds a 19 point lead over Chris Shepherd. That leaves everything to play for, with the season likely to go to the wire.

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