Posts Tagged ‘Dynojet Racing’

Wrathall reels in the points

Frank WrathallFrank Wrathall and his Dynojet Racing Toyota Avensis enjoyed another successful BTCC outing yesterday, claiming two podium results at Rockingham, a best-yet second place finish and a new circuit lap record for good measure.

It was in race one that Wrathall secured a new BTCC lap record for the 1.94-mile Northamptonshire speedway on his way to third place. Coming on top of the two scored in Scotland, it was a hat-trick of podiums.

The 24-year-old from Lancashire started seventh and made up ground on the opening lap after a tardy getaway. “It was a bad start – too many revs and too much wheelspin off the line; where I was starting from was a bit damp and I struggled a bit because of that. My plan had been to hold station at the start and to keep it tight. It worked out that I just had to get stuck in and get involved, take my chances…” said Frank. Read the rest of this entry »

Frank Wrathall flies to BTCC independent class win

Frank Wrathall at SnettertonToyota and independent team Dynojet Racing are today celebrating a milestone result in the British Touring Car Championship, a fantastic fourth-place finish, and independent class victory for Frank Wrathall and his Next Generation Touring Car Avensis.

Frank put in a stunning drive in the first of the day’s Snetterton rounds to secure his result, and to open the second half of his BTCC season with a bang.

Lancashire driver Wrathall, 24, found it hard to take in as he was on the Snetterton podium: “I can’t believe it… it’s absolutely incredible. It’s been such an epic journey from the first round in April. Now here I am standing on the podium. I’m speechless. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota BTCC racers rebuilt for Oulton

Dynojet Racing Toyota AvensisThere may have been a month’s pause in the hectic race schedule of the British Touring Car Championship but there has been little rest for Toyota’s independent teams as they prepare for Sunday’s (5 June) meeting at Oulton Park.

Both Cheshire-based Speedworks Motorsport and Lancashire team Dynojet Racing have performed major rebuilds on their Avensis BTCC cars since their last outings, and both squads are hoping that the fruits of their labour will result in good outings at their home circuit of Oulton Park.

There have been major revisions to the steering systems of the cars, both of which were introduced to racing only at the beginning of April, as well as detailed works to the chassis set-up, aimed at improving handling. Frank Wrathall’s Dynojet Racing Toyota has also undergone engine enhancements to improve reliability. Read the rest of this entry »

Tough BTCC debut for Toyota’s Avensis

Toyota Avensis at Brands Hatch

Teething problems beset both of the Toyota Avensis touring car privateers on their debut in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch yesterday, but both Frank Wrathall and Tony Hughes made great strides forward with their new cars in the opening rounds.

The Hughes Motorsport/Speedworks Toyota of Tony Hughes ended the day with two finishes from the three races, placing 19th and 21st in respective races. Wrathall’s Dynojet Racing machine, which was fired up for the first time only on Thursday, endured the lion’s share of the problems, chiefly electronics related, and had to retire from the meeting in the first race.

Hughes was stopped in the first race by a loose oil line, but there were only small issues for him in races two and three, chiefly concerning the power steering system. He was pleased by his results: “We came here to get some miles under our belts,” said the Stockport driver, “and that’s what we did. We can be reasonably satisfied with our progress, I think.

Though disappointed not to have seen the chequered flag today, 24-year-old Frank Wrathall was encouraged by many aspects of his BTCC debut. “It’s been really tough weekend for the whole team, but we have taken a lot from it,” he said. “It was a massive achievement for us even to get to Brands Hatch, even more so given that the Toyota looks as professionally turned out as it does. We’ve worked well together as a team and I’ve had a glimpse of the car’s potential, which is enormous. A difficult weekend for everyone, just as we expected.

There’s no rest sight for Dynojet Racing and Hughes Motorsport: fault-tracing development work will fill their days between now and their next BTCC outings at Donington Park in a fortnight’s time.

Both Toyota privateers, Frank Wrathall and Tony Hughes, are backing the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal by carrying logos on their cars. Donations can be made at www.redcross.org.uk/japantoyota