The rallycross team uses EBC’s Bluestuff pads and drilled discs on their modified Porsche Boxster
Following an action-packed round at Pembrey in May which resulted in their car receiving some considerable damage, the Angry Spider Racing rallycross team were back with a bang for the Lydden Hill round of the BTRDA Rallycross Championship recently.
For the 2022 season, the team is once again proudly using EBC Brakes’ Bluestuff pads and drilled discs on its twin-turbo Audi RS4-engined Porsche Boxster.
You can read how this Kent-based leg unfolded in driver Michelle Swallow’s own words below.
“After a long drive to get there, we had a great weekend at Lydden Hill.
“We sustained a little damage in practice with a car trying to get into a gap that didn’t exist. Part way through practice after the knock, the car cut out. On further investigation, the shunt had caused the fuel pump to move and short out and blow the fuse. The pump was moved back to where it should have been and a new fuse installed, and away we went again.
“I started at the front of the pack for Heat 1. There was a slight change to the course, with new banking added – I was slightly nervous of this, hoping I wouldn’t skid and spin. I got round and completed my laps and felt good doing it.
“For Heat 2, I was excited to get back out – this track is my absolute favourite. I was at the back on this race but got a good start into the first corner. I felt better on the loose stuff this time and came seventh eventually.
“Heat 3: another good start. With no spins, I tried to keep up with the rest of the drivers. It still shows in the driving how nervous I still get whilst on track. We had no further issues with the car, and I felt I was getting better on the track, keeping my speed up and braking at the right times. Through all the heats, my times stayed very similar with slight improvements as the day went on.
“For the final, I qualified at the back with 10 cars on track. I got off the line amongst the other drivers. I pushed the car a little too much and spun, losing my place. I was going well, catching the car ahead of me, until I lost the majority of power and limped round to finish the race. When getting back to the pits we could see exactly what had gone wrong… a boost pipe had popped off and a fair bit of oil was sprayed over the boot floor, making us think one of the turbos might have given up the ghost.
“Once again, the EBC Bluestuff pads were awesome; they work really well from cold, and I’ve never had any fade in them. We will definitely be sticking to them in seasons to come.”
Thanks to throughthelens for the images.
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